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Stupid Bike Poetry

Some people are just too goddamn special to ride a two-wheeler.
A celebration of ostentatious bikes, in verse
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 11, 2012

Performing words written en route to Auschwitz

It is barely conceivable how one woman, at a way station en route to Auschwitz, wrote so ardently of purple lupine.
Poetic collage
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 29, 2011

Valentine's rhymes

Roses are rose ...
By DAVID KISH  |  February 11, 2011

Poems, prose, and the New Yorker

After James Merrill described Elizabeth Bishop as "a poet's poet's poet," reviewers repeated the witticism as if it were true. Actually, beginning with her first book, Bishop got awards and grants — that master poet politician Robert Lowell was in her co
Elizabeth Bishop goes pop
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  February 04, 2011