poetry

David Ferry

In Search of God

David Ferry, poet of inquiry and doubt.

Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31 • By DIANE SCHARPER

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Elizabeth Jennings

A Faithful Poet

From the darkness of her existence, Elizabeth Jennings comes to light.

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22 • By EDWARD SHORT

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Inside the offices of Faber & Gwyer, London, 1926

Sincerely, Young Possum

T. S. Eliot on the threshold of eminence.

Dec 31, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 16 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot (ca. 1925)

Metre Reader

America’s coming-of-age in poetic form.

Dec 10, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 13 • By WYATT PRUNTY

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Robert Francis, 1939

A Natural Poet

Earthly delights in the shade of Robert Frost.

Nov 26, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 11 • By ANN STAPLETON

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Edward Lear

Funny Peculiar

The genius of the poet laureate of nonsense.

Nov 19, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 10 • By SARA LODGE

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The Wiki-Poet

A brave new bard for the Internet age.

May 7, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 32 • By ELI LEHRER

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Photo of Robert Frost reading at Kennedy's inauguration

‘People, they like the poetry’

Feb 27, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 23 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL

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Obama’s Vanity

8:44 AM, Feb 16, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL

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Painting of John Keats on his deathbed

Poet and Pioneer

The Keats brothers’ saga.

Jan 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 18 • By SARA LODGE

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The Daily Grind: Welcome to Potemkin, Iowa

7:30 AM, Apr 21, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY

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Cavafy at Random

Cavafy at Random

The remains (in prose) of the great Greek poet.

Mar 21, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 26 • By JOHN SIMON

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To Her Chris Christie

To Her Chris Christie

A reader's poem, after Andrew Marvell.

9:15 AM, Mar 2, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL

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President Obama's Hymn

President Obama's Hymn

The leader of the free world is singing a rather depressing version of a rousing and familiar tune.

12:49 PM, Feb 24, 2011 • By ANONYMOUS

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Whitman

A Whitman Sampler

One writer’s effort to bring the poet of democracy to life.

May 3, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 31 • By MARK BAUERLEIN

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