Creature of the court, royalist and fop, dandy and dilettante, John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, knew how to scandalize with verse.
Logger slang may have coined terms like “punk,” “haywire,” and “pie in the sky.” One lexicographer attempted to catalogue the industry’s slang in 1942.
The loss and recovery of a poetic genre shows how the canon of literary history treats women writers the moment they start to gain attention and approval.
The first African American of either gender to publish a book of poetry has remained a controversial figure in the black community.
Leslie Jamison’s The Recovering is self-aware about being the same old story, recalling the redemption narratives of Rousseau and St. Augustine.
Clare Boothe Luce was a socialite, an editor, a feminist playwright, a devout Roman Catholic, a Republican Congresswoman, an early LSD user, an ambassador, and, believe it or not, more.
Ten poems by the accomplished poet and teacher Lucie Brock-Broido.
Much has been written about South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, but his newly found photographs offer a news lens through which to consider his writing.
Poems by African-American poets, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Kwame Dawes, Rita Dove, Langston Hughes, Tyehimba Jess, Kevin Young, and more.
Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” is a cultural touchstone. But what about the women behind the “Women,” Alcott’s real-life sisters on whom she based her characters? An interview with novelist Elise Hooper considers the life of “The Other Alcott.”