“One doesn’t study poets! You read them and think, That’s marvelous, how is it done? Could I do it?” Philip Larkin on the Art of Poetry.
James Merrill on getting to know Auden “not in this world” and the “misplaced religion” of Ouija.
Stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Norman Rush, and Edmund White. Poems by David Lehman and Charles Simic.