Better Oblivion Community Center's song makes interesting use of Thomas's hard-drinking life. But its portrait of the poet isn't quite right, even thou…
A holiday explainer plus a palate-cleansing sampling of poems about gratitude to offer at your own Thanksgiving celebration this year.
The New England poet discusses pop culture's role in poetry, the difficulty of writing about "real life," & his poem "Real Life" about boxer Mickey War…
Would you rather be reading Yeats and smoking cigarettes than going to class? You might be a genius, or you might be trapped in the sexy, stylish, and …
American Dad! arrested me with its depiction of the invention process (along with several dumb tropes about poems). But it also raises questions about …
Don't take the black pill! Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk's long-running horror anthology series wants you to believe in the Haves and the Have-Nots when i…
The poem that returns to prominence in this horror sequel does more than merely serve the film's plot—it teaches us a powerful lesson about art.
Stephen King has been writing poetry just as long as he's been writing fiction. But none of his poems have been as successful as the mangled little hai…
Vampires and werewolves and metaphors, oh my! I love Frost, but I've always been baffled by our fascination with the so-so poem Stephanie Meyer chose t…
Among its many achievements, the short-lived cult show My So-Called Life illustrated the limits of Socratic teaching and poetry's ability to transcend …
The Florence and the Machine songwriter's book is creativity captured. Raw and personal, her poems frequently comment on the creative process itself in…
The soapy Apple TV+ show is cheeky, charming, and features astounding performances by Hailee Steinfeld. It also goes a long way to challenge some of ou…