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  • Featured Blogger
    By Noah Baldino June 22, 2022

    Revision is a form of futurity; it believes that a more particular language will emerge.  In my formative undergraduate studies, it was instilled in me that a poem cannot be good...

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  • Foundation News
    June 9, 2022

    The Poetry Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. This award honors the best book-length works of criticism published in the prior calendar year, including...

  • Archive Editor's Note
    By Robert Eric Shoemaker June 1, 2022

    I recently learned that the word “curate” comes from “curare,” a Latin root meaning “to attend and to care for.” I’ve long had an aversion to the terminology of “curating”...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Chaelee Dalton May 31, 2022

    Before I saw Turning Red, I heard about it. More accurately, I read about it, or I read about the movie refracted through another review which finished by definitively declaring...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Hajar Hussaini May 25, 2022

    I have developed affinities for poems that provide a space to rest. This is not to say that poetry can or should avert one’s eyes from political realities, but it...

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  • Archive Editor's Note
    By Robert Eric Shoemaker May 23, 2022

    The Poetry Foundation often receives questions about Emily Dickinson's poems, particularly the typographical, orthographical, and grammatical "errors" in copies of her poems found on the website.

  • Featured Blogger
    By Noah Baldino May 23, 2022

    If it resists me, I know it’s real ~Frank Bidart A few years ago, I made a crucial change in my manuscript, the kind that returns one’s entire body of work to...

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  • Foundation News
    May 17, 2022

    The Poetry Foundation began posting regular Foundation Updates as part of its Commitment to Our Community in 2020; since then, these updates have served as ways for the Foundation to...

    Foundation Updates
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Sarah Ghazal Ali May 17, 2022

    When my father explained that I was named for an elevated poetic form, that an entire region’s poetic pride was embedded in my name, ghazals became a source of wonder...

  • Foundation News
    May 16, 2022

    Obsidian Literary and the Poetry Foundation are partnering to present O|Sessions Black Listening — A Performance Masterclass, a free two-day virtual workshop on the role of listening and improvisation in...

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