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Poem of the Week

“Trawling the Silences” by Kathryn Stripling Byer

Kathryn Stripling Byer tires of the assault of poets with small voices and opts for a lion licking her paws among the wildflowers. Continue reading

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Announcements

Bevel Summers Prize Results

“May Apples” by Ellen Birkett Morris of Louisville, KY Continue reading

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Review

Alfred Corn’s UNIONS, reviewed by Philip Belcher

A review of the new book by a poet long admired for his formal commitment and emotional complexities. Continue reading

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Updraft

Virginia Poet Laureate Ron Smith Answers Questions

The personal lyric and “thinking with someone else’s head.” / Accessibility and difficulty — density and audience? Continue reading

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SNOPES: A Blog

Under Discussion Now

The Tennessee Waltz. GO SET A WATCHMAN The vanishing eastern catamount. The Flannery O’Connor Stamp Continue reading