On Poetry Archives - The Millions
March 13, 2017
by Matt Seidel
If you should ever come across me on the path and see in my halting stride and grim-faced muttering a defeated man, know that the “viewless wings of Poesy” are transporting me and my aching feet to a better place.
February 7, 2017
I’m for the usefulness that can be found in what’s broken. I’ll stand for that any day.
January 5, 2017
by Andrew Kay
Vita Sackville-West — a friend and lover of Virginia Woolf and a poet herself — combated her insomnia by collecting as many dogs as possible and inviting them into bed with her.
November 22, 2016
by Jim Cole
Ted Hughes was about the most frightening poet imaginable. His work invests every corner of existence with menace and unmanageable intensity. So it came as a bit of a shock to find out that he was also a marvelous poet for young people.
September 20, 2016
Rather than succumbing to self-righteous demonization, Whitman illustrated the power of a human empathy that transcends ideological bellicosity.
September 15, 2016
The digitized, the pop culture, the intimate, the political, and the literary all bleed together, revealing the connective tissue of language that often is as confusing as it is humorous.
September 7, 2016
Poets should write prose. I say this well aware that suggesting how another should write is akin to telling someone how they should raise their children.
August 29, 2016
For the Nu-Audacists, being a poet is nothing to celebrate, at least not in any conventional sense.
August 24, 2016
by Mike Broida
To read Philip Levine in this moment is to crack open a road map into the zeitgeist of populist, nativist, and nationalistic sentiments fueling unrest in globalized, post-industrial nations across the world.
July 1, 2016
by Ed Simon
For all of our tweedy jingoism, the United States seems rare among nations in not having an identifiable and obvious candidate for national epic.