Poets Under PressureGoverning, aging, and facing execution.
FlamedSir Walter Raleigh and the art of the poetic takedown.
A Perfect DiscomfitWilliam Blake's two poems called "The Chimney Sweeper" create art by keeping us uncomfortable.
Wild ChildThe best poems for kids aren't the soft and saccharine ones.
Nearer, My God, to TheeWhen poets get intimate with a higher power.
Keener SoundsHow can poetry that doesn't rhyme be so pleasing to the ear?
"The Self-Consumer of My Woes"The enigmatic and enduring art of John Clare, a mad pauper and brilliant poet.
Firmness in the WriteWhy Abraham Lincoln's poetry is the real thing.