Category Archives: Nonfiction

A TALKATIVE CORPSE: THE JOYS OF WRITING POETRY IN IRISH

by Aifric Mac Aodha
All poetry, and certainly all the poetry that I am interested in, is in part a negotiation between tradition and the individual poet, between a notional authenticity and a living artifact, between fidelity and assertiveness, origins and originality.

Elizabeth Bishop and the F Word

by Ella Delany
Bishop liked to “keep her poetry objective, often genderless.” She refused to be published in otherwise all-male anthologies because, “she didn’t want to act as the book’s ‘sex-appeal.’”