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Articles with keyword "poetry"

Portrait of Mary St. John Hutchinson


British Modernism’s Many Manners

The Bloomsbury group broke ties with Victorian ideals and reimagined British art.

The Death of James Lee Byars, 1982/1994


Outside the Frame

How Asia changed the course of American art.


What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Linking Verse across Adjoining Rooms, detail


Sister Poets

In China they were called cainü.

Emily Dickinson


Emily Dickinson, Gardener

In her own time she was better known for her hydrangeas.


Poetry Speaks

“Voice registers the weird sexiness of reading poetry, the illusion it enables of a private tryst between author and reader.” So says Lesley Wheeler, an English professor at Washington and Lee Univers

Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907


Why Paris?

Two neighborhoods—Montmartre and Montparnasse—helped shape Picasso and a generation of innovators.

Young Union soldier with bayoneted musket, knife, and revolver.


"Daybreak Gray and Dim"

How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.


Akhmatova's Boswell

From the early 1980s until around 2000, there was a publishing explosion of Russian diaries and memoirs recalling Stalin’s Terror and World War II.

John Milton, from Paradise Lost: a Poem in Twelve Books.


Milton and the Cultures of Print

New Jersey exhibits a rare collection from Milton's library.