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Whether you’re a lifelong poetry reader or are looking for your first collection to pick up, we’ve got something for you! Our writers cover new poetry, the best poetry for every reader, and more.

Seamus Heaney in His Own Words

Irish poet, playwright, and translator Seamus Heaney passed away on Friday, August 30. He was a Nobel Prize winning poet, ...

I Always Forget How Much I Love Poetry

The summer before I went off to college I took a class on 20th Century British Lit at my local ...

A Beginner’s Guide to Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker, a regular contributor to The New Yorker and a member of the Algonquin Round Table, would be celebrating ...

Charles Bukowski in His Own Words

Charles Bukowski, poet, novelist, and writer of short fiction, would have been celebrating his 93rd birthday on August 16. He ...

On the 98th Anniversary of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”

One rioter reflects on Robert Frost's most famous poem on the anniversary of its publication.

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg Beat Generation photos Kerouac, William Burroughs

100 Must-Read Works of Southern Literature

A Riot reader from the Midwest was so intrigued by my love letter to Flannery O’Connor, she tweeted me and asked ...

From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books

Isn’t it strange that we have the term “well-read” but absolutely no one can come close to defining it? And ...

Read This, Then That: A GAME OF THRONES and IVANHOE

In Read This, Then That, we pair new books with classics that have similar themes, structures, and stories. That A ...

Our Reading Lives: Confessions of a Reluctant Poetry Convert

I have a confession to make: I used to hate poetry. Reading poetry is a lot like meditating and I ...