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Adrienne Rich: Leaving Her Mark on America

Brian Umana | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Brian Umana

Over the years, critics have justly celebrated her work, and those who dismissed her for her tendentiousness have found themselves on the wrong side of history. The more time you spend with the poems, the more precise and revelatory they seem.

Politics And Poetry: Do They Really Ever Meet In America?

Dean Rader | Posted 02.19.2012 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

For Pablo Neruda in Chile in the 1930s, a poem was a more powerful vehicle than a newspaper, but in America in 2011, a prose piece in the Times gives not only a wider audience but a level of credibility a poem might not.

Famous Writers, Artists, Lash Out At Mexico Mining Project

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — More than 150 internationally known writers and artists are urging Mexican President Felipe Calderon to cancel mining concessions ...

The Greatest Poetry Reading Ever?

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books
Steve Heilig

Walt Whitman's legendary epic poem "Song of Myself" first appeared in 1855, self-published in Brooklyn by the then-unknown journalist and walker, who was 37 years old at the time.

Literary Food Fight:

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

The question of influence is a tricky one in the literary realm, but surely, if there are undeniable progenitors of today's collective poetry output, these are the ones.