poetry

The Muscle-Bro Poets Turning Swoleness Into Shakespeare

On the subreddit Swole Acceptance, men support one another’s right to get jacked — one verse at a time

Beowulf Really Was That Bro

Are legendary warriors really a bunch of stupid jocks? A new translation of the epic takes its cues from ‘Road House’ — proving Beowulf was literature’s original guy’s guy

You (Yes, You) Need Some Poetry in Your Life

Too many readers deny themselves the gifts of artists like Nobel winner Louise Glück

The Embarrassing 1,000-Year History of the Male Power Ballad

While power ballads have plenty in common with the Romanticism of the 1800s, their roots go all the way back to the 11th century

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