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Powell’s Way

Composed a Few Miles North of Los Angeles

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The Pleasure in the Separate Pieces

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

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Christmas at Washington’s Crossing


On Simone Martini’s Portrait of Laura

The Civil Tongue of Richard Wilbur


Préface en Prose

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

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

“I who was once the favorite of the gods”

From “A Child of the Future Perfect”

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I’ve Rendered Myself

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

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The Booker and the Shortlist

The Ekphrastic Poet; Song of the NRA

At The Public Theater

Time Travel; Benedicti

Roth Returns

Exquisite Corpses

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Place of Rest

My Race Sees Me: Three African-American Poets

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Tones of Green

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At the Galleries

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Associations of Thought

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Film Chronicle

Summer Blockbusters

The Runner

What Was Postmodern Poetry?


On Michael Wood on Empson

Two Windows; Epiphany; Wingbanger

Remember; first snow

Friends: Pepys and Evelyn

Shipwreck Is Everywhere

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

His Voice

Some Final Words

We Walk Invisible



The Diagnosis; The Wait; A Word

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