James Tate: A Coda

Cody Walker
July 9, 2015
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In the spring of 1991, after a series of aimless months in Baltimore, I was getting ready to move: either to Seattle or to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for graduate school. I couldn’t decide. Flipping through The New Yorker Book of Poems,…

Why We Chose It

Natalie Shapero
July 6, 2015
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Derek Mong, “Ten New Ways to Read Johnson’s Radi os” The literary essay is having, as they say, a moment. Here at KR, the number of nonfiction submissions we receive each year has been steadily on the rise, and I suspect…

Midsummer, Memory

Cody Walker
June 30, 2015
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What do you remember from age four and a half? Anything? Most of my memories begin around age five—and even those are few and fleeting. My earliest memory is one that I’ve never written about: it feels too central to…

Teach This (Part IV)

Dora Malech
June 30, 2015
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[Continued from yesterday’s post on teaching Robert Hayden’s “The Ballad of Nat Turner.”] It might seem strange to teach the same poem twice in a single semester (particularly two weeks in a row), but a poem like Robert Hayden’s “The…

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