A More Inclusive Study of Poetry

A More Inclusive Study of Poetry

Today, poetry is alive and well. Leading newspapers frequently publish poems and devote entire sections to the discussion and review of the latest collections; the public, as it always has, turns to poetry for solace or to make sense of uncertain times; thousands of...
Remembering Derek Walcott

Remembering Derek Walcott

Saint Lucia is a tiny island in the Caribbean with a history and culture that are much larger than its mere geographic area. For Derek Walcott, a poet and proud Saint Lucian, the history and the culture of his home–his island–were at the core of all his...

The Best New Poetry Collections of 2017

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than by spending some time outside, armed with a cool drink and a book of poetry? While there’s nothing wrong with revisiting a favorite collection or author, if you want to explore some new volumes of poetry, take a...
Remembering Bharati Mukherjee

Remembering Bharati Mukherjee

America has long been a land that offers the freedom for every man and woman to define their own life story while also imposing rigid expectations of what that story should be. Generations of American poets have called attention to this irony: Langston Hughes, for...

Translating Poetry

Poets are famous for being prolific. Maya Angelou, for example, published more than a dozen collections of poetry over the course of her career. Emily Dickinson wrote over 1,800 during her lifetime, and E.E. Cummings wrote an astounding 2,900 poems. Another prolific...