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One of the new features on Poets.org is our series of collections—essays, poems, videos, audio, and more, organized around a central theme. This month, we’re taking a look at the importance of place in American poetry, just in time for your summer travels.

One of the new features on Poets.org is our series of collections—essays, poems, videos, audio, and more, organized around a central theme. This month, we’re taking a look at the importance of place in American poetry, just in time for your summer travels.

theparisreview:

“He was a poet who put virtually none of his private life directly into his poems, so that his greatest moments of intimacy are the ones in which he is most hidden.” Robert Frost: the least understood of the great modernists.
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

“He was a poet who put virtually none of his private life directly into his poems, so that his greatest moments of intimacy are the ones in which he is most hidden.” Robert Frost: the least understood of the great modernists.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

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Advice to young poets from Eloise Klein Healy.
To see more postcards from our 2012 Poets Via Post program, visit poets.org.

Advice to young poets from Eloise Klein Healy.

To see more postcards from our 2012 Poets Via Post program, visit poets.org.

Today’s new poem is "The Affair" by Wayne Miller.

Today’s new poem is "The Affair" by Wayne Miller.

nationalbook:

theparisreview:

A manuscript page by William Stafford, from his 1993 Art of Poetry interview.
His son Kim included the following note: “He wrote the poem at Yaddo, then sent it to many magazines. The Paris Review is one of almost a dozen who rejected what eventually became the title poem in his collection, Traveling Through the Dark, which won the National Book Award in 1962. I believe my father would have enjoyed the irony, as I hope you do, of this poem appearing in this form in Paris Review lo these thirty-five years later.”

Wonderful!

nationalbook:

theparisreview:

A manuscript page by William Stafford, from his 1993 Art of Poetry interview.

His son Kim included the following note: “He wrote the poem at Yaddo, then sent it to many magazines. The Paris Review is one of almost a dozen who rejected what eventually became the title poem in his collection, Traveling Through the Dark, which won the National Book Award in 1962. I believe my father would have enjoyed the irony, as I hope you do, of this poem appearing in this form in Paris Review lo these thirty-five years later.”

Wonderful!
theparisreview:

“The rhythm of the long line is also an animal cry.” —Allen Ginsberg, born on this day in 1926.

theparisreview:

“The rhythm of the long line is also an animal cry.” —Allen Ginsberg, born on this day in 1926.

Happy birthday to Allen Ginsberg! 

Happy birthday to Allen Ginsberg! 

Read Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” which inspired Maya Angelou’s famous memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Read Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” which inspired Maya Angelou’s famous memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.