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How Poetry Came to Matter Again

The poetry world would hardly seem a likely place for a “race row,” the phrase The Guardian applied in 2011 to a blunt exchange of literary verdicts. The celebrated (and white) critic Helen Vendler ha... read more

The strange saga of Elon Musk: inside his 'excruciating' year

“If there’s a common denominator to Elon Musk’s troubles over the past two months, it’s Twitter,” Gene Munster, head of research at venture capital firm Loup Ventures, wrote to investors on Friday as ... read more

Guarding the Post: Rangers make noise once again in Mid-Atlantic baseball tournament

“You see that wins and losses matter, but you’re also seeing the friendships ... Every day it’s another state champion, so we reset the mindset, come back and go to work again.” Graduating out of the ... read more

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The Fear of Not Wanting to Know in the First Place

We watch the cute video of the child prodigy dancing, reciting poetry, playing drums or guitar and ... I want to remember the time when I was so scared, and Christ came to me. I’m going to be scared a... read more

Versatile Rams rookie Noteboom makes case to fill in up front

But since, Whitworth has hammered that advice home, again and again, and now ... at a position he’d never tried until he came to Los Angeles. The Rams starting offensive line is basically entrenched, ... read more

Want to be the next David Harsent? A guide on how to write a poem

This year the UK’s biggest poetry award, the TS Eliot prize, has gone to David Harsent for his 11th collection ... In the words of Beckett: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. F... read more

There is resistance to Insta-poetry only because it is new: Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur shot to fame with her pithy Instagram poems on themes like love, migration and womanhood. The Canada-based, Indian-origin poet’s first book of poetry, Milk and Honey, sold more than 3m copie... read more

Khaled Mattawa's Journey From Arabic To English And Back Again

Writing poetry is difficult enough, but translation presents a new set of challenges. Khaled Mattawa ... poetry for that matter.” On how he began translating poetry “I really did not grow up with much ... read more

A Letter To Stephen Dunn

“The Imagined” continues, if you come to realize the imagined woman ... as if there were just the two of you?” once again, not to talk about it? I turned away, Steve, from your poems, because I needed ... read more

Bills have no reason to second-guess Tyrod Taylor trade

Taylor might have given the Bills a better shot at making the playoffs again this season over McCarron or Peterman ... Keeping Taylor also would have come at the expense of some of Buffalo's free-agen... read more

How Reno Transforms For Hot August Nights

And despite all their shortcomings, over 6,000 cars made the long drive out to Reno again this year ... And while it might be easy to come to the conclusion that both are past their prime, it’s really ... read more

Kenneth Goldsmith’s “The Body of Michael Brown”: How a Poem Meant to Illuminate Racism Ended Up Performing It

Last Friday, at a Brown University conference titled Interrupt 3, MoMA Poet Laureate Kenneth Goldsmith read from the St. Louis County autopsy report for Michael Brown, which he had appropriated and li... read more

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