In Front of the Poem is a new online feature in which readers of The Poetry Review respond to a poem or poems in an issue.
In our latest feature, Kathryn Maris offers a searching account of Mary Ruefle‘s poem ‘A Morning Person’ (published in The Poetry Review, Vol 109:2, Summer 2019). You can also read Katharine Towers exploration of ‘Another Agony in the Garden’ by Denise Riley, first published in The Poetry Review, Vol 109:1, Spring 2019. There is never any one way to read a poem; here, our authors offer insights we hope may help inform and expand your own interpretations.
You might also like to explore the short essays published online in our ‘Behind the Poem’ section, in which contributors to The Poetry Review offer insights into the inspiration behind their work, allowing readers a glimpse of the writer’s working practice and wider imagination.