POETRY

Over his long life, Richard Wilbur was a writer of immense achievement.

Richard Wilbur, the former poet laureate and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner renowned for his elegant, exquisitely crafted formal poetry has died at the age of 96.

Wendy Barker is the poet-in-residence and the Pearl LeWinn Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her sixth full-length collection of poems, One Blackbird at a Time, is the winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry.

Readings of Collected Works by Gerald Stern

Jan 26, 2017

As a guest of Smith College’s Poetry Center, prized American poet Gerald Stern read from a collection of works that included poems from: “American Sonnets”, “Last Blue: Poems”, and “Galaxy Love”, which will be released in early 2017.

A note found near Emily Dickinson's tombstone.
Martha Ackmann

Emily Dickinson, the great American poet, was born December 10, 1830. Commentator and author Martha Ackmann lives a few miles up the road from Dickinson’s Amherst home, and often takes walks around town, planning her route to include a stop at Dickinson’s grave in West Cemetery -- behind the Mobil station. What draws her attention is the tombstone, and also what's been left on and around it.