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The First Line Was the Last to be Written

The Walking Stick

Save the Date


The Stain

A Revolution in Progress

Fear: The New Passion


Boxing with Sylvia Beach

Alternatives to This

Why Publish?; We Told You Lies

Of Shanties and Slavery

The News from Poems

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The Seekers; Strength to Change; Distance

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The Case of Meriwether Lewis: Suicide or Slander?

My Ever New Delight: The Pleasures of Paradise Lost

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The Pleasure in the Separate Pieces

Composed a Few Miles North of Los Angeles

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The Place of Rest from All You Have Undergone

Advice to the Creator; Three Riddles

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Two Citizens: The Life and Work of James Wright

Stories from Sinai

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Curious Conjunctions in Berlin

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The Strangest Story: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Ulysses S. Grant

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“I am more myself in letters”: Sylvia Plath’s Correspondence

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At the Galleries

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Looking On

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Powell’s Way

The Civil Tongue of Richard Wilbur


At The Public Theater

“I who was once the favorite of the gods”

Roth Returns

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

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Exquisite Corpses

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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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The Booker and the Shortlist

From “A Child of the Future Perfect”

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Time Travel; Benedicti

The Ekphrastic Poet; Song of the NRA

On Simone Martini’s Portrait of Laura

Préface en Prose

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

Christmas at Washington’s Crossing