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Max Eastman: A Brief Introduction

Max Eastman: A Brief Introduction

Christoph Irmscher— The writer, editor, poet, and political activist Max Eastman (1883-1969) helped shape the dominant intellectual trends of the early twentieth century. He knew personally the most important minds… READ MORE

On a Hot Summer’s Day

On a Hot Summer’s Day

Avner Holtzman— Warsaw, August 1900. Two very young men, Yosef Hayim Brenner and Uri Nissan Gnessin, later to be known as the giants of modern Hebrew literature, were staying in… READ MORE

Why Poetry Matters

Why Poetry Matters

In Why Poetry Matters, the gifted poet, novelist and biographer Jay Parini gives us a deeply felt meditation on poetry. He explores its language and meaning, and its power to… READ MORE

The Innovative Poetry of Mallarmé

The Innovative Poetry of Mallarmé

Mary Ann Caws— Happy birthday, Stéphane! Everything about Symbolism’s great poet makes him ours too. His strangeness, for example, while writing about the latest fashion using all those pseudonyms in… READ MORE

“Lily of the Valley” by Fady Joudah

“Lily of the Valley” by Fady Joudah

Fady Joudah, Palestinian-American, physician, celebrated poet and translator of poetry, and winner of the 2007 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition for his collection Earth in the Attic, discusses the… READ MORE

Wilfred Owen: WWI’s Peter Pan Poet

Wilfred Owen: WWI’s Peter Pan Poet

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. — from “Dulce et… READ MORE

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