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An Epic Amusement

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

Reflections of a Dinosaur

A Season of Sculpture

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

Dear Sister; The Hooves

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

Amazing Grace; Persephone Says Goodbye


Low-Budget Pleasures

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

Updike Novels

The Lyric in Verse and Prose

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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A Brief History of the Huron

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The Continental Divide

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

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Light in Genoa; Because; Exile

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

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Retelling Fidelio: David Lang’s Prisoner of the State

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At the Galleries

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The Poet of the Counting House

A Cast of Individuals


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Radial Symmetry; Figures; Sevens in the Spring

Nicholas Ferrar at Gidding

Manny’s Farm

The Peach

From Storyflowers

Wallace Stevens in Paris

Irruption; Not for the World

With the Gift of a Feather at Coole Park

A Marriage

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Fog After Fire; The Wind

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Odysseus on the Island

The Blessed Angela of Foligno on the Wisdom of Love

In Memory of Dick Allen

Goodbye, Again

The Art of Programming

Interpreting Horror: Jordan Peele’s Us


The Old Historicism and the Practical Critic: Reading Logan Reading

Only Connect

Stories for Our Sorrows

Everything Is Aftermath

Epistolary Larkin