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Poetry and Fascism

Rob A. Mackenzie coolly debunks blogger Dave Coates’ accusatory opinions on the poetry of Toby Martinez de las Rivas

The Shadows That Chill Our View

Ross Wilson on ideological criticism and its dangers

Julie Kane on Anne Sexton

Julie Kane memorializes Anne Sexton, her teacher at Boston University in the mid-1970s

‘To Tell Your Name the Livelong Day’: The Paradox of the Poetry Prize

Kathryn Gray on the effects of poetry prizes on poetry culture 

The Anxiety of Originality

Amit Majmudar looks at poetry and plagiarism’s contemporary controversies

Poetry As Enchantment

Dana Gioia on the primal origins of poetry outside of the academy

Marvels and Mist

Gerry Cambridge on Ted Hughes’s massive Collected Poems

Ground Gives

Ian Duhig on the power of two words in a Seamus Heaney poem.

A Light Dusting

Anthony Thwaite assesses Jeremy Noel-Tod’s updating of Ian Hamilton’s Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry

EDITOR Gerry Cambridge

U.S. ASSISTANT EDITOR Jennifer Goodrich

U.S. CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Marcia Menter

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