For many readers, poetry provided an essential way to understand the world around us this year. Poetry could provide a window into the life of another; it could, in a few deftly worded lines, illuminate a particular experience of perspective on the world. Here are some of the poetry collections that we most enjoyed this year.
Morning Bites: Tony Tulathimutte, Jarett Kobek Interviewed, William Blake’s Grave, Niina Pollari on Translation, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Tony Tulathimutte, Niina Pollari on translation, a self-interview from Amber Sparks, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carmiel Banasky Interviewed, Whit Stillman on Jane Austen, Warren Ellis Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Carmiel Banasky, fiction from Warren Ellis and Diane Williams, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Sofia Samatar and Kat Howard’s Chapbook, Niina Pollari’s Essay, Literary Nashville, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on a chapbook with stories by Sofia Samatar and Kat Howard, a new Niina Pollari essay, talking with the folks at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, and more.
Morning Bites: Tig Notaro Interviewed, Niina Pollari’s Latest, Ray Bradbury, Jessica Anderson Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Tig Notaro, thoughts on Ray Bradbury and coming-of-age narratives, reviews of books by Jessica Anderson and Niina Pollari, and more.
Morning Bites: Anne Carson on Proust, Writers and Money, Yannick Murphy, Lana Del Rey Poems, and More
Thoughts on Anne Carson’s latest, new poems from Niina Pollari, novelists on World War I, Yannick Murphy interviewed Yannick Murphy, and more.