An Encounter with William Stafford

A life that gives rise to 51 books in the short span of 79 years can certainly be regarded as literary. William Stafford lived such a life.

Hannah’s Dream: A Conversation with the Granddaughter of Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas

Literary Traveler is honored to publish the following interview with Jill Paris, author of Life is Like a Walking Safari, and Hannah […]

Beyond Ideology: The Poetry of Separation in South Korea

The haunting parallels of separation and unification that a visit to the DMZ conjure …

Robinson Jeffers: The Poet and Stone Mason of Tor House

By Victor A. Walsh Carmel by the Sea was a wild, sparsely populated place when the California poet Robinson Jeffers […]

Coffee and Bob Kaufman, Poet of the People

By Kerry Lee When I step through the door and catch that first, redolent wisp, that rich, provocative bouquet that […]

“The pears fatten like little buddhas”: Inscribing Sylvia Plath onto Central Java

By Audrey McGlinchy I opened my notebook on a return flight from Jakarta, Indonesia to Chiang Mai, Thailand, my home […]

Exploring the Isle of Wight with Alfred Lord Tennyson

The western tip of England’s Isle of Wight was a setting beloved of the Victorian poet laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, for the last half of his life. Still beautiful, less populated than the rest of the island and soothingly calm, it is easy to understand his attachment.

Visiting Pablo Neruda’s Houses

By Ruth Kozak Excerpt from Pablo Neruda “Poet’s Obligation” So through me, freedom and the sea will make their answer […]

Anne Bradstreet

by Karen M. Kline The name Anne Dudley Bradstreet is not recognized by many.  Who was she?  Why celebrate her […]

Sylvia Plath and Winthrop-By-The-Sea

By Jeffery Round During her early years, Sylvia Plath lived in a number of places in Massachusetts. Of her youthful residences, […]