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Interview with a Poet

Pop poetry is news. Today we interview poet Bruce Dale Wise, who isn’t specifically a pop poet– though he tells us he’s been writing pop poems, as well as other forms, for years. 697 more words

Bruce Dale Wise

Robert Lowell and confessional poetry (Lost Puritan)

Soon Lowell walked in with several other dons, was introduced, and read. Afterwards, the don who’d introduced asked if there were any questions and, when no one raised their hand, Waters asked Lowell about his confessional poems.

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At The Fishhouses

painting by Elizabeth Bishop

At the Fishhouses

To the Editor:

I wonder what was in David Orr’s mind when he decided to close his column about Ben Lerner’s…

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Imprints: Robert Lowell

Robert Lowell’s poem: Will Not Come Back

Spinning in Lowell’s firewords.

Brief love above all the rest.


Night of Plight

In September’s chambers
Where I stretch out
Cry out
Choke on life’s droplets
Feel the stabs across my chest
Of unquiet love burned down to sorrow’s howl… 96 more words


Home After Three Months Away - Robert Lowell

Home After Three Months Away

Gone now the baby’s nurse,
a lioness who ruled the roost
and made the Mother cry.
She used to tie… 510 more words

Poetry Analysis

On Robert Lowell, the "uncouth, neurotic, psychopathic murderer-poet"

Cartoon from “Robert Lowell” by Dart Rossman

In the summer of 1935, when he was 18, Robert Lowell and two friends from St Mark’s School – Blair Clark and Frank Parker – rented a house in Nantucket.

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