In his classic biography of Edgar Lee Masters, Herbert Russell tells the story of a writer defined by one single, enormously successful work.
The 45 poems of “Bad Hobby” by Kathy Fagan return continually to the importance of family and relationships.
How does a poet gain perspective? Megan Willome takes a bike ride—in Canada. Share your August reads, fellow poets!
British Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has translated the medieval poem “The Owl and the Nightingale,” and it sounds rather familiar.
“Vinegar Hill” is the first book of poetry by novelist and writer Colm Tóibín, and it underscores his reputation for storytelling.
With “Eliot After ‘The Waste Land,'” British poet and writer Robert Crawford completes his monumental biography of T.S. Eliot.
“Gifts Without Wrapping,” a chapbook of poems by Michał Choiński, describes love and desire in the 21st century.
Parenting is hard—sure—but writing believable parents is hard too. Megan Willome writes letters to three sets of fictional parents.
The 93 poems of Earth Song, collected by Sara Barkat, focus on the earth as an immediate, real place—avoiding abstract, theoretical poetry.
In “Desert Songs,” poet Yahia Lababidi takes us on a pilgrimage to discover what we don’t know and to lose ourselves.
Sometimes the best place to develop character is in an in between space—be it the multiverse or the bardo. Come rediscover President Lincoln.
Poet Sara Eddy has published two chapbooks — “Tell the Bees” and “Full Mouth” — about bees, food, and life.
In “Making Darkness Light,” Joe Moshenska considers the life and poetry of John Milton to make sense of his own life.
In “All That Will Be New,” poet Paul Mariani speaks to the end of things, and he speaks of where he finds hope.
“The Lost Tales of Sir Galahad” explain what really happened to the famed knight after he went searching for the Holy Grail. Sort of.
“This Alaska,” by poet Carlie Hoffman, is composed of poems that show a life considered, measured, and not found wanting.
“The Coming-Down Time” by poet Robert Selby tells stories in danger of being forgotten, stories of family, friends, and the past.
“Lilac White,” a new collection of poems by Martin Hesford, evokes the idea of Impressionist paintings and the poet’s cinematic background.
In “Native: Poems,” Jesse LoVasco tells a story of Native Americans then and now, and the story resonates with all of us.
With careful precision, poet Andrea Potos writes of places and relationships in her new collection, “Marrow of Summer.”