by Archibald MacLeish
Ars Poetica Resources
MacLeish gets mighty emotional but grateful over salvaging the nation's most precious documents following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Here's all you could ever want to know about the poet and his most famous poems.
Check out this video interpretation of our favorite poem, sounding all deep and dreamy.
Here's a cool interpretation made by students.
Here's some background about modern poetry and the movement of Imagism that helped to inspire MacLeish's work.
Here's an earnest reading against a black and white photo.
Here he is, nestled between some books from the Library of Congress.
Here's a good idea of what that moon might have looked like climbing in the sky.
Articles and Interviews
This is probably the most thorough interview with our man that you'll ever find.
The Library of Congress has it all, including some insight into our man's personal relationships.
Grover Smith breaks it down for us and gives us some ideas about that final line in "Ars Poetica."
Like the moon? Carol Ann Duffy gives you more poems about the moon than you can handle (including our favorite, of course).
Don't be scared by the title. We promise there's some interesting stuff in there about all the "muteness" in poetry, particularly in "Ars Poetica."