“Print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre or approach.” Those were the ambitious words written 100 years ago by Harriet Monroe when she founded Poetry, now the oldest monthly journal devoted to verse. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the magazine’s editor, poet Christian Wiman, about a new anniversary collection. Continue reading
Christian Wiman’s new collection of poetry, Every Riven Thing, is filled with powerfully profound poems, many of which are deeply personal. He had taken a break from writing poetry for a few years, but a recent diagnosis of a rare cancer helped propel Wiman’s pen back to the page.