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The Ekphrastic Poet; Song of the NRA

The Booker and the Shortlist

On Simone Martini’s Portrait of Laura

When You Said That; Self of Steam; What looked like luck

Place of Rest

Early Works, Old and New: Handel, Beethoven, Aucoin

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I’ve Rendered Myself

Time Travel; Benedicti

Exquisite Corpses

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Préface en Prose

February Light; After the Stroke; A Half-Moon in March

From “A Child of the Future Perfect”

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Christmas at Washington’s Crossing

“I who was once the favorite of the gods”

The Civil Tongue of Richard Wilbur

Antigone at Colonus; A Word of Acknowledgment; The Moorland Road

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At The Public Theater


Roth Returns

At the Galleries

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Tones of Green

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My Race Sees Me: Three African-American Poets

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Associations of Thought

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Film Chronicle

Summer Blockbusters


We Walk Invisible

His Voice

Remember; first snow

Two Windows; Epiphany; Wingbanger

On Michael Wood on Empson


The Streaming; Dream Interrupted—; S t a r r y N i g h t

The Runner


What Was Postmodern Poetry?

Friends: Pepys and Evelyn

Some Final Words

Shipwreck Is Everywhere

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The Head of the Table

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From Rhymed Lines to Mongrel Tongues

A Worker in the Vineyard

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Other Men’s Fields

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Ghosts Walking

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The Freedom of Montaigne

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Bloom’s Falstaff

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