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poetry, essays, ideas
"Let’s take the wings off and try writing on foot, shall we?" Wislawa Szymborska's advice to aspiring poets • Poetry Foundation
"A certain amount of civilisation depends on intelligent smattering." Frank Kermode talks to John Sutherland • The Guardian
"What most British poets are doing most of the time is making speeches." Peter Riley on Robert Adamson • Shearsman
"The poems are alive with a mercurial continuity." Douglas Houston on Geoffrey Hill • Poetry Review
"A poet's absences, as well as his or her silences, can tell us much." Douglas Dunn on George Mackay Brown • TLS
"The dominant mode in American poetry over the past quarter-century is a kind of secular plainsong." Steven Ratiner on Jane Hirshfield • The Washington Post
"I write because I want to get a feeling of mystery or surprise." Alice Munro talks to Lisa Dickler Awano • Virginia Quarterly Review

New poems

Caroline Knox New American Writing

Gregory O'Brien Shearsman

Anna T. Szabó Poetry Review

Derek Pollard No Tell Motel

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