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It Turns Out Ordinary Life is Full of Poetry (Metaphorically Speaking)

The metaphor isn't just a literary device; it informs our conceptual understanding of language and the world.
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Read the Poems of “Genius” Grant Recipients Ellen Bryant Voigt & Ben Lerner

We've made available two poems each by Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner, 2015 recipients of the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.
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The History of the Poet Laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera is the new U.S. Poet Laureate. It is a position that has had a long life, dating back to the Greeks.
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Wordsworth and the Invention of Childhood

Prior to the 18th century, children were considered little adults. It was only during the Romantic Era that the concept of childhood emerged.
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Taylor Swift: 1989’s Confessional Poet

Since she first came to prominence, Taylor Swift's songs have been read autobiographically.

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!
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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.

The Erotics of Backgammon

James E. Doan reveals the sexual innuendoes and double-entendres based on Backgammon.