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Poems Have a History, But do They Have a Future?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Certainly, poetry demands a different kind of attention than our other everyday pursuits. To get something meaningful out of a well-written poem, whether from the Renaissance or by one of today's many thought-provoking poets, one must be willing to linger over it, word by word and sentence by sentence.

Cholera Petition Suggests UN Caused "Involuntary Genocide" in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

The United Nations is faced with two substantial legal petitions on behalf of cholera victims in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The actions could not be more different in their demands, tone, jurisdictions and venues.

How To Become An Expert BS-er

Paul Kleinman | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books
Paul Kleinman

It's no secret that lying can get you ahead. It's also not terribly surprising that if you get caught lying, you're in for a boat ride up a certain creek without a paddle. But is there some foolproof system that allows you to get away with your lie every time?

Ordinary Perfection

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

One truth is clear, whatever is, is right. (Alexander Pope) Goodness and being are really the same. Everything is perfect so far as it is actual. The...

The Genius of the Place

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Krotz

I can clearly see my house, or the beginnings of my house, in the far background of a 1903 postcard of the First Christian Church in Berryville, Arkansas.

Super Poems: Other Comic Books Inspired by Verse

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

In a plot line inspired by Robert Frost's poem "Road Not Taken," fictional character Archie Andrews has already proposed to Veronica and will propose to Betty next month. I wonder what it would be like if other comics were inspired by poems...

Poetry So Bad It's Good

Poetry Magazine | Abigail Deutsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Abigail Deutsch The Poetry Foundation What are we to do with lines like these? We have seen thee, queen of cheese, Lying quietly at your ease, Gentl...