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An Aquarium in Paris, The Ploughshares Blog

Inspired and terrified by the legacy of Paris’s 1931 Colonial Exposition, I wrote a blog post on the real and literary capacities of the aquarium.  My visit to the Palias Porte Dorée and the work of Haruki Murakami, Dunya Mikhail, Julio Cortázar, and Robert Lowell.  Read it here. 


Man and Wife

All night I’ve held your hand,
as if you had
a fourth time faced the kingdom of the mad—
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An Interview with Poet Amy Newman

If Amy Newman’s On This Day in Poetry History is topping your must-read list, you’re certainly not alone.  Poetry lovers here at EPL have been clamoring for a copy since the summer, and demand for her follow-up to… 1,987 more words


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.