Poems and Essays:

A Small Tribute to Philip Levine

Baltimore Sun

Big Bang

Billy Collins Interview


Delicious, New Edition, 1986

Five Poems by Carolyn Joyner

Five Poems by Jona Colson

Five Poems from When the World Breaks Open

Four Poems by Ryan Wilson

Four Poems from Monster

Frost Blows Out the Candles and Makes Headlines

Gallery at the Tate

Howard Nemerov

In the Magnificent Region of Courage: An Interview with Louise Glück

Interview with Josephine Jacobsen

Interview with Richard Wilbur

Interview with Sterling A. Brown

Interview with Ted Kooser

Introduction to The Jewish Issue

Introduction to the Slam Issue

Introduction to U.S. Poets Laureate Issue, Part II

Introduction: Envisioning the Future

It’s Possible I’m Too Bougie to Be Free

Karl Shapiro, Poet and Anti-Critic

Leda in Red Sneakers: A Remembrance of Mona Van Duyn

Max and Frieda’s Guide to Fine Dining for Sexagenerians


Michelangelo’s David

More A’s B’s C’s & D’s, or The President Is About To Grab Victim’s Money Like It’s Pussy

Mural for the Heart

My Jacob

Natasha Trethewey Interview

Nine Poems by Gwendolyn Bennett

Notes on Debridement

On Archibald MacLeish

Orphan of Silence: Charles Simic

Perspective from My Parents’ Bed

Preface to the Some Of Us Press Issue

Randall Jarrell in Washington

Remembering Frost at Kennedy’s Inauguration


Revisionist History

Rita Dove Interview

Robert Pinsky Interview

Six Poems


Swing It

The Elephant in the Room: Kay Ryan

The Generous Spirit of American Poetry: An Interview with Joseph Brodsky

The Library and its Laureates: The Examples of Auslander, Williams, Dickey & Kumin

The Mechanical Jew

The Switch

The Tenaciousness of Spark Matsunaga

The Uncontrollable Elements: An Interview with Mark Strand

The Writer Who Changed the Future: On Gwendolyn Brooks

Three Anecdotes About Anthony Hecht

Three Poems

Three Poems

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Three poems from Ice Fishing

Three Winter Poems

Two Poems

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W.S. Merwin and Eco-Justice

Walt Whitman Visits the Civil War Hospital in the Patent Office (Now the National Portrait Gallery)