Robert McDowell

Articles by Robert McDowell

Shopping; Practicing Death

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The Edge of the Mountain

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What Does One Call It?

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

Stories for Our Sorrows

Boxing with Sylvia Beach

The Pleasure in the Separate Pieces

The Museum of Me; The Bishnoi Trees

Interior Constellations

Story-Catcher and the Poet of Our Mortal Illness

Late Maker of Chariots

All I Took with the Sun

The Reader in Love

It Is, and It Is Not

Where I’m Going; Odd Man Out; Indifference; He put her in a field to grow


A Sea of Troubles

They Also Serve

Surprise; Far, and Near

Father Walt and the Divine Average

A Rare Moment for All of Us

Expansive Poetry

After; There Is; The Moon Through the Trees; My Eastern Friend

Poetry Chronicle

Red Foxes

The Writer’s Life: Recovering Perspective

When Baseball Made Out

Poetry Chronicle

The Pact

My Corporate Life; All the Broken Boys and Girls; Their Fathers and Mothers Were Drinkers; The Travelers

Beyond the Boom

The Neighborhood

The Wilderness Surrounds the World

The Poetry Anthology

It Should Never Happen to You

A Sky Lit with Artillery: The Poems of Louis Simpson

A Trip to Mexico

The Crisis of Subjects

The Fifties

Poetry Chronicle: Collisions in Poetry

Poetry Chronicle: New Schools & Late Discoveries

Poetry: Changes & Channels

The Mum Generation Was Always Talking

Quiet Money

Letter from England

Recombinative Poetry

The Malady Lingers On; Coed Day at the Spa; Working a ,30 Sash Tool, Thinking About the Pope

In Pursuit of the Life Itself


At the House of the Tin Man

Poetry Chronicle

The Spirit in Mid-Winter Rises

Eloquence on the Wane