Literary Halloween – Part I: 5 Costumes with Character

By Jessica Monk Halloween, I confess: I’ve failed you. My costumes have been offbeat, inappropriate, and dangerously conceptual. Being a […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Remains of a Dream: Alexander Pope’s Villa at Twickenham

By Loredana Massa For a common tourist, nowadays, Twickenham, part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, may mean […]

D. H. Lawrence Revisted

The lonely desert mesas stretched to a line of mountains etched on the stark blue horizon. At an elevation of 7,000 feet the morning air was crisp and cool, even though it was July in New Mexico. I was alone in front of a little shrine that reminded me of
a country chapel. It seemed an appropriate metaphor considering whose ashes were buried there — author D. H. Lawrence, the “priest of love.”