He received acclaim while living in the United States; when he returned to South Africa after the fall of apartheid, he was welcomed as a hero.
Category Archives: Poetry and Poets
Their popular Twitter account draws over 230,000 followers, with fans including Lorde and Michelle Branch. Next up: the book version.
Endowed by Ellsworth Kelly, Cy Twombly and Roy Lichtenstein, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts awards went to Lisa Robertson, Anne Boyer and Fred Moten.
Rimur are Icelandic epic poems. Step into the living room of Bára Grímsdóttir, one of Iceland’s most prominent rimur singers, to experience rimur how they have been traditionally performed.
“The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s “Séancers” wonders what the experience of loss, both personal and cultural, reveals.
Exploring the world Wilson wrote about isn’t easy: many of the hubs of black life he chronicled are gone. But the changing world is what defined his works.
A self-published author and his 6-year-old son leave hand-painted poems for their neighbors on City Island.
Lockwood, a poet, truly is the daughter of a Catholic priest. It’s a long story, and it roars from the gate in this memoir.
What happens when a reporter for The New York Times spends one hour in Emily Dickinson’s former bedroom? Hear about Sarah Lyall’s experience and explore the room yourself in this 360 video.