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In his essay Democratic Vistas (1871) Walt Whitman writes, “Democracy... is a great word, whose history, I suppose, remains unwritten, because that history has yet to be enacted.”
Excerpted from How to Love a Country: Poems (Beacon Press, 2019).
On the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Ai's poetry collection, Killing Floor, which received the Lamont Poetry Selection in 1978 and is being reissued by Tavern Books this month, Major Jackson re-examines the celebrated poet's work.
Eileen Myles moved from Boston to New York City to become a poet in 1974.
Among the medieval artifacts in the British Museum is an example of what’s called an acoustic pot.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.