Our cover story is a conversation with Alicia Ostriker on her experiences with poetry readings since the 1950s.
Writers in Paradise
Key West: home to pirates, ghosts, pools filled with gin, and some of our literary giants.
Readings: An Interview With Alicia Ostriker
Poet to poet—what it's like to give poetry readings. The fourth article in a series on giving and organizing readings.
City Lights Bookstore
Bookstore and publishing house, City Lights has made a successful transition from 1958 to 1989.
Mexico: A Country of Illiterates and Literature
A U.S. writer now living in Mexico interviewed six writers there.
Of Marriage and Infidelity: The Poet Writing a Novel
A poet finds that writing a novel requires a "steadiness, a kind of endurance" that writing a poem does not.
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Barbara Goldsmith's testimony before Congress that seventy-seven million research volumes are deteriorating.