Milton

Homer to Gluck: First Lines

by Sarah Foil Poetry and Poetics
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Our twitter and tumblr followers shared their favorite first lines of poetry.

Translating Horace: Ode i.5

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Horace is just too good a craftsman for a translation to do him any ultimate justice. Yet I believe translators hope for a sort of “good will” that can exist between between themselves and the poet.

Ur Poems: David Shapiro

by David Shapiro Music
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My first memory of my father is: “Hurled headlong flaming!”

Bernadette Mayer’s “Eve of Easter”

by Adam Fitzgerald Poetry and Poetics