Is Hip-Hop Poetry?

The distinction between poetry and rap lyrics lies in the performance.

At the Foundling Hospital Now Available

The poems in Robert Pinsky’s new book, At the Foundling Hospital (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), consider personality and culture as improvised from loss: a creative effort so pervasive it is invisible. The quest is lyrical, whether the subject is as specific as...