10+ Best Articles on Poetry
The most useful articles on poetry from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Poetry Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on poetry by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Can AI Write Authentic Poetry?
- C.S. Lewis on Our Task in Troubled Times
- Joy Is the Justice We Give Ourselves
- Language for Life
- Why poetry is a variety of mathematical experience
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How to Read “Gilgamesh”
The heart of the world’s oldest long poem is found in its gaps and mysteries.
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Bert Meyers's "Driving Home at Night with My Children After Their Grandfather’s Funeral"
Thoughts on poetry as disarmament.
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Joy Is the Justice We Give Ourselves
In this poem, J. Drew Lanham celebrates radical acts of joy by lifting up liberation, reparations, justice, and deep connection to ancestors and the living world.
Language for Life
The resurrection of Carne-Ross’s book should give a little bit of hope
C.S. Lewis on Our Task in Troubled Times
“Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future… The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received.”
Poem of the week: 7th Nerve by Rhiannon Hooson
A hi-tech medical exam draws its subject back to a more archaic, essential experience
The Art of Poetry No. 101
“I am not much of a morning person,” Jeremy Prynne warned us, as we made arrangements for this interview. “My natural habitat seems to be the hours of darkness, ad libitum. So I’ll be pretty useless…
«My natural habitat seems to be the hours of darkness, ad libitum. So I’ll be pretty useless until about ten thirty or eleven a.m. at best: but at the other end of the day I never tire.”»
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on poetry.
Why poetry is a variety of mathematical experience
Machine learning theory is shedding new light on how to think about the mysterious and ineffable nature of art
Can AI Write Authentic Poetry?
Cognitive psychologist and poet Keith Holyoak explores whether artificial intelligence could ever achieve poetic authenticity.
From “The Hatred of Poetry” by Ben Lerner
Does poetry make us human?
The Most Important Poem of the 20th Century: On T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” at 100
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the publication of “The Waste Land,” we invited four writers and academics—Beci Carver, Jahan Ramazani, Robert Crawford, and David Barnes—to discuss…
An X-Ray of the Soul by Lizzy LeRud
Remembering the poets of Attica Correctional Facility.
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