Against Prompts

Prompts are all over social media, and a lot of people seem to like them.  The idea is that writers need a little push to get their creative momentum going on its own, so a teacher or facilitator will suggest either a subject to write about or a formal tactic that...

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...

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