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An Innocent View of Growing Up in the Segregated South

Reading Gas Money by Troy Lewis is like sitting with him on his Aunt Jenny's front porch in Middlesex County, Virginia, while he unwinds the stories of his life, and what a storyteller he is. Gas Money is about growing up under segregation...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Finish Your Passion Project (When Watching Netflix in Bed Seems Way More Appealing)

Ah, passion projects. They can grab ahold of you, and help you fulfill your deep desire to create. They can also make you want to bash your head against a wall in frustration because they are NEVER GOING TO GET DONE. Even though working...Show More Summary

Pretty Baby: An Interview With Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl and the newly released Pretty Baby, takes readers through suspenseful twists and turns after a chance meeting between two women on a train platform. Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will appreciate this interesting take on the thin line that separates sanity and darker impulses. Show More Summary

Memoir in Fantasia: Defining the Indefinable With Buck 65's Wicked and Weird Tales

"Making myself vulnerable is never easy," says Rich Terfry (also known as Buck 65), "[but] it always turns out to be a positive thing." The acclaimed Canadian hip-hop artist, producer, and radio host is speaking to me via Skype about...Show More Summary

9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over

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The Oasis Within: The Story Behind the Story

The Huffington Post has helped to create a new way of being a philosopher, and of looking at life philosophically. Let me explain. In February of 2011, after a breakfast of toast and coffee, I suddenly had the most vivid daydream of my life. Show More Summary

Choosing Games

It is not unusual when I am teaching a workshop at a conference or interviewing a writer to find myself talking about money. These conversations always remind me of the squabbles my wife and I have over money, because those squabbles are never actually about money. Show More Summary

A Montana Goodbye for Ivan Doig

Author's Note: On August 18, 2015, Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, MT hosted a tribute for literary legend Ivan Doig, who passed away in April, featuring Montana writers Malcolm Brooks, Jamie Ford, Craig Lancaster, Russell Rowland, Paul Wylie, and me. Show More Summary

The Internet Has Descended Upon The Fat Jew, But What About Fck Jerry?

Josh Ostrovsky, better known as "The Fat Jew," has been making headlines for the past few months. From his larger than life Seamless ad campaign to talks of a Comedy Central show, just last week it seemed like The Fat Jew was about to catapult his immense Internet fame to IRL heights. Show More Summary

Christopher Moore's Secondhand Souls: Best Consumed Firsthand

Christopher Moore's career trajectory is similar in a lot of respects to that of Chuck Palahniuk's. Besides similar numbers of books published, with both men publishing fifteen complete works of fiction to date, and numerous movie deals to their credits, they also share another trait. Show More Summary

My Life Is a Poem

By Rhymefest Chicago is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. It is beautifully tragic, with its political corruption, murder, suspense, segregation, and economic disparity. "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering,...Show More Summary

Poem of the Day: from "You, Part I"

By Ron Silliman for Pat Silliman I Hard dreams. The moment at which you recognize that your own death lies in wait somewhere within your body. A lone ship defines the horizon. The rain is not safe to drink. In Grozny, in Bihac, the idea of history shudders with each new explosion. Show More Summary

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Alan Cheuse's Gift

Some weeks ago I was headed down up the Hudson River on the train from Albany-Rensselaer to Penn Station. As I rode I was thinking about my former teacher, Alan Cheuse because at the time, Alan was still in a coma from head injuriesShow More Summary

Poem of the Day: from "You, Part I"

By Ron Silliman for Pat Silliman I Hard dreams. The moment at which you recognize that your own death lies in wait somewhere within your body. A lone ship defines the horizon. The rain is not safe to drink. In Grozny, in Bihac, the idea of history shudders with each new explosion. The rose lies unattended, wild thorns at the edge of a mass grave. Show More Summary

POETRY Magazine Podcast: July/August 2015

"Cranberry Cranberry Cranberry" In this episode, the editors discuss Amy Newman's "Howl," Alice Notley's "This Fire," and a series of limericks by Anthony Madrid. Listen to the full episode on the Poetry Foundation website. In this monthly...Show More Summary

Poetry Off the Shelf: For Love of Russia

Listen to poems by Anna Akhmatova set to music by Iris DeMent on the Poetry Foundation website. Poetry Off the Shelf is a weekly audio podcast in which producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Show More Summary

Subscribe to POETRY Magazine

Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine began with the "Open Door": May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius! To this end the editors hope to keep free of entangling alliances with any single class or school. Show More Summary

Poem of the Day: "A Woman on the Dump"

By Debora Greger Is it peace, Is it a philosopher's honeymoon, one finds On the dump? --Wallace Stevens Out of the cracks of cups and their handles, missing, the leaves unceremoniously tossed, unread, from a stubble of coffee groundShow More Summary

Online Reviews Are the New Word of Mouth

If you still find it possible to fathom that there was a time before the Internet, you may recall the days when books were either New York Times Bestsellers or not. That was it. But in our modern era, you're likely to read a friend's...Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: What's So Kind About Kindness and is it Only for Your Kin?

"Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." - Henry James There is no more hokey and maddening a tune than "Small, Small, World," especially when confined to a small vessel at Disneyland and having it hammered over and over again at you. Show More Summary

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