Translation and the Poetic

There is a widely held view that the translation of poetry is doomed from the beginning.  Frost left us his famous line that poetry is what is lost in the translation, and Hannah Arendt wrote of Auden that she knew he was a great poet because his work did not...

Defending Love & Nature

File this under fascinating-but-disturbing news: I read yesterday that an editor of a prominent journal, one I respect and enjoy reading, has announced to the world that poets should never submit love poems to his journal and only rarely submit poems about nature.  Of...

5 Myths about Big Writing Contests

5 Myths about Big Writing Contests It really bothers me when I hear about excellent poets who have written amazing poems, poems anyone in their right mind would envy, getting rejection emails from fancy poetry contests.  I can’t help but feel that many—though not...

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