Young at Heart

Ammiel Alcalay’s new book—a challenging collection of notes, photographs, and diary entries he wrote in the 1970s—shows the young scholar and experimental poet through the eyes of his older self

What Is Missing

Mark Strand, the former poet laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner, has given up poetry and turned to making art. He talks about his work, Jewish mothers, absence, and Israel.

Free Verse

To celebrate the overlap of Passover and National Poetry Month, poets Andrea Cohen, Robert Pinsky, and Mark Levine offer some selections on the themes of liberation, ritual, journeying, and food

Words Fail

In her new collection, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve, Adrienne Rich reckons with the question of how to write lyric poetry in the face of war and economic hardship

Final Verse

In the poems of Silver Roses, the late Rachel Wetzsteon—who took her own life last year—is still very much alive

‘We Swat, We Sweat Together’

Your best ping pong haikus

Punk in the Beerlight

David Berman and his father’s sins

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A love of herring, Sheikh Jarrah, and more

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Sarah Silverman pees like a Jew, and more

Yehuda Halevi: The Poetry Contest

Find your inner 11th-century poet and win an iPad

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Spy games, evading the next Holocaust, and more

The Earthly Dreamer

Poet Edward Hirsch and the dignity of everyday existence

Politics and Poesy

In early 20th-century Poland, poet Shmuel Nadler took off his yarmulke and took up with the Communists

A Clockwork Doll

Dahlia Ravikovitch and the poetry of the plainspoken

Sensible Swoons

Charles Bernstein and the poetry of antic glee

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