Slate's archive of "Fray" poetry discussions, led by Robert Pinsky.

A weekly poem, read by the author.
Sept. 2 2009 5:30 PM

From the Poems "Fray"

Slate readers discuss poems with Robert Pinsky—and with one another.

Every few weeks, Slate Poetry Editor Robert Pinsky offers a fresh take on a classic poem and joins "the Fray" to discuss the work with readers. Click here for instructions on how to access archived discussions. Below, browse these poems and the conversations they sparked:

January 2010: "Elegy," by Chidiock Tichborne and "When I Was Fair and Young," by Queen Elizabeth I. Follow the discussion.

December 2010: Poems of divine intimacy. Follow the discussion.

November 2010: "The Lie," by Sir Walter Raleigh. Follow the discussion.

October 2010: Nonrhyming poems. Follow the discussion.

September 2010: "The Chimney Sweeper," by William Blake. Follow the discussion.

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August 2010: "The Badger" and "I Am," by John Clare. Follow the discussion.

July 2010: Poems for children. Follow the discussion.

June 2010: "My Childhood-Home I See Again," by Abraham Lincoln. Follow the discussion.

May 2010: "Upon Nothing," by John Wilmot. Follow the discussion.