Poet Elizabeth Alexander blends meter and family narrative in a lyrical memoir.
Poet Bruce Weigl talks about the trauma of war and the stories it produces.
The rhythms of Major Jackson’s poetry are rooted in his youth and his reach back to the history of the form.
The distinguished Canadian writer has pushed herself to work in a variety of genres, dramatizing issues of gender, power and society.
“Every discovery that I make as a writer, and the work it allows me to do, is true only for as long as it is true.”
It’s good for me to notice the tiniest sub-“thought” which goes through my mind, almost too fast to notice—to catch it before it’s gone, to jot it down. Whhhsshht!
“I tried to arrange my life so that I could have the time in the morning to sit down and work. As soon as you make a decision like that, you give a shape to your life.”
A guide to sifting through MFA programs for the best in poetry.
A reporter returns to her first love, and finds she can explore her journalistic obsessions.
Competitiveness and striving and self-commodification or envy will ruin your writing.