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Taylor Swift: 1989’s Confessional Poet

Since she first came to prominence, Taylor Swift's songs have been read autobiographically.
Poet Tomas Tranströmer in black and white

Tomas Tranströmer’s Final Interview

Read poetry and essays on Tomas Transtromer.
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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.
Poet Claudie Rankine

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.
Backgammon game in progress

The Erotics of Backgammon

James E. Doan reveals the sexual innuendoes and double-entendres based on Backgammon.
Album cover of Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"

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 in black and white

Tupac Shakur Remembered in GRAMMY Museum Exhibit

A new exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum explores the lyrics and cultural contribution of Tupac Shakur.
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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
Philip Levine

Two Conversations with Philip Levine

Two conversations with Philip Levine: from Ploughshares (1984) and The Kenyon Review (1999)