Tag: katha pollitt
  • Debate This!
  • Women were not the only ones left out of the first presidential debate. Here are some questions for tomorrow night's match-up.

  • Poem of the Week
  • Katha Pollitt is a likable poet who takes imaginative leaps in time, from a common subway scene to the Persian king Xerxes surveying his army. 

  • Adrienne Rich's News in Verse
  • The death of Adrienne Rich marks not only the end of a long and transcendent literary career — thirty books of poetry and prose, prizes beyond counting — but the end of a kind of poetry that mattered in the world beyond poetry. 

  • Regarding Christopher
  • Part of the reason why Hitchens was so prolific — and the reason he had such an outsize career and such an outsize effect on his readers — is that he was possibly the least troubled with self-doubt of all the writers on earth.

  • Occupy The Nation Institute
  • There's been a lot of coverage lately of the Occupy Wall Street protests, and writers from The Nation Institute have been responsible for much of it. 

  • Ban Birth Control? They Wouldn't Dare..
  • For nearly a decade prochoicers have been warning that abortion foes were gearing up to go after contraception, but the possibility of losing birth control was too far-out for most people to take seriously. Well, wake up, sleepyheads, it's happening.

  • New Puffin Fellows Announced
  • The Puffin Foundation and The Nation Institute are delighted to announce the roster of 2011 Puffin Foundation Writing Fellows at The Nation Institute.