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Czesław Miłosz's Space Travels

The Nation.
... nationalist right, Miłosz found himself treated by young poets—or so I am told—as a figure from the recent past but not the present. Miłosz has remained—along with Zbigniew Herbert and Wisława Szymborska—a Polish poet that American readers know.

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The Grand Finale in James Weldon Johnson's 'Go Down, Death'

The Atlantic
In 1927, the year before my grandmother was born, James Weldon Johnson published a book of poems with the intent of preserving the oral tradition of old-time black preachers. Johnson wrote that he wanted to capture the “tempo of the preacher” without ...

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The Subtle Horror of Margaret Atwood's 'This Is a Photograph of Me'

The Atlantic
I could have picked any number of wonderful poems, but the first that popped to mind was one I found five years ago in a poetry book I randomly bought at a used bookstore in Oakland. (The shop's name is too good not to mention: Walden Pond Books.

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Sylvia Plath's 'Tulips' and the Desire to Be Left Alone

The Atlantic
More than 50 years after her death, it's difficult to untie Sylvia Plath's poetic legacy from her sensational, tragic trajectory: a troubled poet who succumbed to her mental illness. And yet, she was so much more than those last days: a Fulbright ...

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