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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)

Sylvia Plath’s “Ariel,” 50 Years Later

Published in 1965, Ariel was published after Sylvia Plath herself had already been dead for two years.

Poet Claudia Emerson dies at 57

Poet Claudia Emerson has died of cancer at age 57.

Louise Glück Wins National Book Award for Poetry

Louise Glück has won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry for her latest book, Faithful and Virtuous Night.