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“Remembering the Children of First Marriages” by Lucy Tunstall

By On October 3, 2016

Lucy Tunstall was born and grew up in London and now lives… Read More

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“Waning is now the sensual eye” by C. Day Lewis

By On September 30, 2016

"Day Lewis, poet laureate of England from 1968 to his death...had… Read More

28 Feb 1966, New Haven, Connecticut, USA --- Original caption: Closeups of Adrienne Rich, poet and author of A Change of World and The Diamond Cutters, at Yale University February 28, among those literary figures who gathered to pay tribute to the late Randall Jarrell. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
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“A Clock in the Square” by Adrienne Rich

By On September 26, 2016

“Poems are analogous to persons; the poems a reader will encounter in this… Read More


“Poem Begun on the Autumn Equinox” by Ernest Hilbert

By On September 22, 2016

"The American lyric rendered in these poems follows Coleridge’s description of… Read More

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“Warning” by A.M. Juster

By On September 20, 2016

"This is one of those rare occasions when both the original and the imitation are sui generis—like… Read More

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“The Evil One” by Håkan Sandell, Translated from the Swedish by Bill Coyle

By On September 19, 2016

Bill Coyle's poems and translations have appeared in… Read More

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“Funtime” by Iggy Pop and David Bowie, Live on Dinah Shore, 1977

By On September 16, 2016

Watch Iggy go nuts on live TV while a… Read More


“The Green Man” by Jim Harrison

By On September 16, 2016

”Mr. Harrison’s novels and poems over the last two decades have been increasingly preoccupied with… Read More

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“Aubade” by Adam Crothers

By On September 14, 2016

Adam Crothers was born in Belfast in 1984, and lives in Cambridge. He is the author of… Read More


Susan Spear’s Opera The Price of Pomegranates, Now with Video!

By On September 12, 2016

Poet and librettist Susan Spear studied with me in 2012, when… Read More

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“An English Teacher” by Reed Whittemore

By On August 29, 2016

"Whittemore has the saving face of humor. . . . Being middle-aged and academic, Whittemore… Read More


Bethany Brings Us Another 25 of the Most Interesting Wikipedia Entries

By On August 26, 2016

Banned racist cartoons, Nazi sex dolls, the "Man of the… Read More


Ernest Hilbert Bowdlerized at Long Last!

By On August 25, 2016

Until now, my poems have appeared whole or in parts, but not intentionally altered. At… Read More

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“On Not Writing as a West Indian Woman” by Vahni Capildeo

By On August 23, 2016

Born in Trinidad, Vahni Capildeo has lived in the UK… Read More


The Tiny Viking Drinking Horn of Ernest Hilbert the Rooster!

By On August 22, 2016

As noted here in years past, there is, in fact, a… Read More

Portrait of American John Berryman (born John Allyn Smith Jr,  1914 - 1972) as he poses with journalist Jane T. Howard (1930 - 1995), Dublin, Ireland, 1967. (Photo by Terrence Spencer/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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“Dream Song 207” by John Berryman

By On August 22, 2016

“Berryman has written an elegy on his brilliant generation and, in the process, he has… Read More

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Shearwater covers David Bowie’s “Look Back In Anger”

By On August 18, 2016

"Since springing from the rib of Okkervil River, Shearwater has always made music… Read More

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“The Dogdays” by J.V. Cunningham

By On August 17, 2016

“Cunningham's (1911-1985) precisely bitter epigrams deserve more admirers. Like Ben Jonson's, Cunningham's best lines often state… Read More

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“My Father’s Dante” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 16, 2016

"Ernest Hilbert is known for the sonnet, and rightfully so. In Caligulan, he doesn’t so… Read More


“Dog Days (Caniculares Dies)” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 15, 2016

In his debut collection, Sixty Sonnets, Hilbert establishes a variation on the sonnet form,… Read More

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“The King’s Bed” by Penny Boxall

By On August 15, 2016

Penny Boxall graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA with distinction in… Read More

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“The Antikythera Mechanism” by Eric Thomas Norris

By On August 12, 2016

Eric Norris lives in Portlandia, USA. His poems and short stories have appeared in… Read More


“Light Illumined” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 11, 2016

"As anti-pastoral as Hilbert can be, he shares Robert Frost’s commitment to describing impressions as precisely… Read More

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“Bertrand Russell’s Chicken” by Nic Aubury

By On August 9, 2016

Nic Aubury was born in Watford in 1974 and grew up in the Midlands. He… Read More

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“The Toadstone” by Reagan Upshaw

By On August 5, 2016

Reagan Upshaw is a poet and critic living in Beacon, NY. His poems, articles, and… Read More

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“On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness” by Arthur Guiterman

By On August 4, 2016

Arthur Guiterman was born of American parents in Vienna, graduated from the… Read More

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“Insomniac” by Rebecca Watts

By On August 3, 2016

Rebecca Watts was born in Suffolk, England in 1983 and now lives in Cambridge, where she works… Read More


Caligulan Lands in London and London Takes a Bite Out of It

By On July 28, 2016

Through the kind ministrations of noted bookseller and celebrated… Read More

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“How easy it was, to stand and look at the stars” by Ben Mazer

By On July 26, 2016

Ben Mazer was educated at Harvard University,… Read More

Caoilinn Hughes at the launch of her book of poetry Gathering Evidence, in Charlie Byrnes Bookshop on Wednesday. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy
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“We Are Experiencing Delay” by Caoilinn Hughes

By On July 20, 2016

Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes' first collection, Gathering Evidence, was published by Carcanet in 2014.… Read More