Posts by Michael Lista

Michael Lista (@michaellista) has written non-fiction for Slate and The Atlantic. He co-edits Partisan magazine and recently released a collection of essays, Strike Anywhere.

Arts & Culture

Is Anne Carson the First Poet with More Fans than Readers?

Her abstruse, down-tuned music is the soundtrack to poetry’s institutionalized life in the twenty-first century


Poetry Slam

Cowardly critics and bad art—a Canadian codependency


A Way of Happening

An interview with Amanda Jernigan, judge of the third annual Walrus Poetry Prize


Splitting Heirs

The royal baby and our troubled Constitution