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And: A Spring Forecast; The Yellow Moth; Remembering Sunflowers

Death Eye

Winter Landscape, Probably 1811; Crows at Dusk

Randall Jarrell and Adrienne Rich: A Found Guide to Mutual Appreciation

Memorable Correspondents: The Kenner/Davenport Letters

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and the Jewish Problem

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Blue; South; What Lyell Wrote about Geology; Surprising Facts about Bees

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From Vienna to Leningrad

An Epic Amusement

The Hour


A Summer of Music Festivals

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Mutatis Mutandis

My Eye Found It; Leavetaking

Skyhaven; A Story; Butterfly


Tootsie, Then and Now

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Reflections of a Dinosaur

Coleridge the Trailblazer

Blue Monotone

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Divine Reticence; Grit; Animal Espionage; Cigarettes and Diapers

“Knowing What You Know Now, Would You Choose to Be Born?”; A Meditation, After Rumi; Sacred Moments

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The Twin

Last Rites

Kierkegaard’s Leap

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Wendell Berry and Yoknapatawpha

A Season of Sculpture

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An Appreciation: W. S. Merwin, 1927–2019

Low-Budget Pleasures

Dear Sister; The Hooves

Amazing Grace; Persephone Says Goodbye

If the Older I Get the Less I Know

Poem beginning with a line from Paul Monette; Poem beginning with a line from Rilke; Rondeau

On Winning My Second Nobel; December Pavan

Retelling Fidelio: David Lang’s Prisoner of the State

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Light in Genoa; Because; Exile

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The Poet of the Counting House

The Final Reflections of Malcolm Melville, His Father’s Son

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A Brief History of the Huron

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When the World Gets Weird, We Cry for Sci-Fi (and Fantasy)

Letter to the Editor: Plath’s Dante in “Mary Ventura”

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Among the Barbarians: V. S. Naipaul and His Critics

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The Continental Divide

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The Birthday Boy; Salvaged Lines; An Anniversary; The Suicide’s House

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Updike Novels


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The Lyric in Verse and Prose