Black and white headshot of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath’s “Ariel,” 50 Years Later

Published in 1965, Ariel was published after Sylvia Plath herself had already been dead for two years.
Group of books by poets recognized by the National Book Awards in 2014

Small-Press Poets Recognized by the National Book Awards

Small, independent poetry presses are getting attention thanks to the 2014 National Book Award nominations.
Gertrude Stein in front of an American flag

The Marketing of Americans: Gertrude Stein and the Atlantic Monthly

It took Gertrude Stein years to make it into the Atlantic.
Headshot of author and activist, Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou Has Died

Maya Angelou has died.