A recently discovered poem by Robert Frost has brought fameand controversyto an English student
March 01, 2007 | By W. Andrew Ewell
Longfellow reaches his bicentennial; here's why his poems became perennial
February 2007 | By Nicholas A. Basbanes
But 100 years after writing his classic memoir, the question about Henry Adams remains: Which century?
December 2006 | By Peter Hellman
Creator of savvy Native American sleuths, author Tony Hillerman cherished his Southwestern high desert home
December 2006 | By Tony Hillerman
Novelist and gozzard Paul Theroux ruminates about avian misconceptions, anthropomorphism and March of the Penguins as "a travesty of science"
December 2006 | By Paul Theroux
Uncomfortable in a world of privilege, a novelist headed for the hills
November 2006 | By Ellen Gilchrist
Ben Block spoke with Josh about Iraq and reporting in dangerous regions of the world.
October 01, 2006 | By Ben Block
"A Writer's Beginnings" by Louise Erdrich originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Smithsonian magazine. Here, Erdrich speaks about notable weather, Wal-Mart and writing.
August 01, 2006 | By Courtney Jordan
Corn is one of the plant kingdom's biggest successes. That's not necessarily good for the United States.
July 2006 | By Michael Pollan
By singing of her own hardships, she has given strength to others
November 01, 2005 | By Richard Long
A Kentucky poet draws inspiration from the land that sustains him
November 01, 2005 | By Paul Trachtman
In Jackson, Mississippi, preservationists are restoring the verdant retreat that sustained novelist Eudora Welty
April 2005 | By Wendy Mitman Clarke
One hundred fifty years after its publication, Henry David Thoreau's meditation remains the ultimate self-help book
August 2004 | By Robert D. Richardson
A new movie rekindles curiosity about the poet's life, love and suicide at age 30
November 2003 | By Robert F. Howe
Berkeley researchers toil to stay abreast of Samuel Clemens' enormous literary output, which appears to continue unabated
September 2003 | By Ron Powers
In his noir satires, novelist and eco-warrior Carl Hiaasen ravages those who dare to desecrate.
June 2003 | By Linton Weeks
Born 200 years ago this month, Ralph Waldo Emerson had some strange ideas about the natural world. Recent research suggests they might even be true
May 2003 | By Frederick Turner
The famed writer discusses her childhood, her writing and the importance of family
April 2003 | By Lucinda Moore
Traveling back roads, brothers Matt and Ted Lee track down authentic foods for mail-order customers hankering after a taste of the Deep South
February 2003 | By Marialisa Calta
Laura Hillenbrand beat the odds to write the hit horse-racing saga while fighting chronic fatigue syndrome, a mysterious disorder starting to reveal its secrets
December 2002 | By Larry Katzenstein