Tomas Tranströmer’s Final Interview
Read poetry and essays on Tomas Transtromer.
The North American Review Turns 200
Happy birthday to the North American Review!
Two Poems for B.B. King
Two poems about the legendary blues artist B.B. King.
Claudia Rankine Nominated for Poetry and Criticism Awards by National Book Critics Circle
Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric, was the first book to be nominated by the National Book Critics Circle for both poetry and criticism.
Butterfly Flow: Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, and the Resurrection of New Black Godz
A look at mythic themes in Kendrick Lamar's recent #1 album To Pimp a Butterfly.
Tupac Shakur Remembered in GRAMMY Museum Exhibit
A new exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum explores the lyrics and cultural contribution of Tupac Shakur.
The Snow That Never Drifts: Emily Dickinson’s Slant Winter
Like many of her poems, Emily Dickinson's "The Snow That Never Drifts" presents a riddle for the reader
Two Conversations with Philip Levine
Two conversations with Philip Levine: from Ploughshares (1984) and The Kenyon Review (1999)
Why Boris Pasternak Rejected His Nobel Prize
Sylvia Plath’s “Ariel,” 50 Years Later
Published in 1965, Ariel was published after Sylvia Plath herself had already been dead for two years.