Kai Huang, Shara Yurkiewicz and Samyukta Mullangi are three of Dr. Rafael Campo’s students, who are learning poetry to supplement their medical training. Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown sat down with three Harvard medical students to talk about why they … Continue reading
Poet Michael Collier grew up in Arizona, but he hadn’t lived there for a while when he wrote “At the End of a Ninetieth Summer.” His father was celebrating his 90th birthday, but Collier couldn’t return to his home state … Continue reading
Though many Americans know him through his columns for The Atlantic and the New York Review of Books, Clive James inhabits a much larger, more diverse role in British culture. This man of letters is a journalist, a cultural critic, … Continue reading
In May of 1891, photographer Samuel Murray accompanied the New York sculptor William O’Donovan to Walt Whitman’s home in Camden, N.J., Murray photographed Whitman as an aid to O’Donovan’s sculpting the poet: “they took hell’s times in all sorts of … Continue reading
Brenda Hillman reads “Till it Finishes What it Does” from her new collection “Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire.” Till it Finishes What it Does Where is the meaning, the old man asked. The night nurse has put on … Continue reading
The Second City for Cathy Simon Even though there are motorized conveyances I am on foot; even though there is a map I negotiate the streets by landmark there are no landmarks but a series of edges common to several … Continue reading
Poet Gregory Orr rhapsodizes on a theme he has explored for nearly a decade: the “beloved,” the things we love. Of course, what we love can change over time, he says. “It can make you crazy by … shifting from one thing to another and yet, of course, that’s also dazzling,” he told the PBS NewsHour. The untitled poem from Orr’s latest collection, “River Inside the River” continues a sequence of poems on that theme.