Ramie Targoff’s biography, “Renaissance Woman,” reveals a writer who moved between 16th-century courts and cloisters, whose sonnets still speak to us.
Category Archives: Poetry and Poets
20 novelists, critics and historians make their case.
From “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” to “The Waste Land” and “Four Quartets,” an audiobook original revisits the poet’s most beloved lines.
Known for politically charged social art, Marlene Dumas tries a new direction — Eros — inspired by Shakespeare.
De Burgos, a literary foremother of the Nuyorican movement, defied societal norms and advocated for the island’s independence.
Criticism in verse? Finishing Beckett’s unfinished manuscript? A memoiristic meditation on Kathy Acker? These authors embrace hybrid forms to analyze the literature they love.
The poems in Kevin Young’s “Brown” evoke sports, music, history and politics to explore how communities and individuals intersect.
One’s the U.S. poet laureate. The other is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Can they bring literature to the masses?
The Instagram poet’s besties include Katy Perry, Reese Witherspoon and Senator Cory Booker. “I consider him family,” Ms. Wade said.
Besides the journalism prizes, the committee awarded five Pulitzers to books this week. Here are our reviews.