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  • Archive Editor's Note
    By Robert Eric Shoemaker June 30, 2022

    To let someone into your metaphor so deep as to touch the symbol of your most emotional self is a great risk. The reader of a poem takes great risk...

  • Archive Editor's Note
    By Robert Eric Shoemaker June 1, 2022

    I recently learned that the word “curate” comes from “curare,” a Latin root meaning “to attend and to care for.” I’ve long had an aversion to the terminology of “curating”...

  • Archive Editor's Note
    By Robert Eric Shoemaker May 23, 2022

    The Poetry Foundation often receives questions about Emily Dickinson's poems, particularly the typographical, orthographical, and grammatical "errors" in copies of her poems found on the website.

  • Archive Editor's Note
    By Robert Eric Shoemaker May 2, 2022

    For the archive!” is a rallying cry that is handed down from poet to poet at Naropa University, the disembodied poetics brainchild of Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and other outrider...