Archive | July, 2006

This is the Life of the Mind

As Reviewed By: Maria Johnston

The Sea Cabinet by Caitríona O’ Reilly. Bloodaxe, £7.95, 61 pp.

I am rereading Moby Dick in preparation for the exam deluge tomorrow-am whelmed and wondrous at the swimming Biblical & craggy Shakespearean cadences, the rich & lustrous & fragrant recreation of spermaceti, ambergris-miracle, marvel, the ton-thunderous leviathan.

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Pounding the Catalogue

As Reviewed By: Sunil Iyengar

A Review of “Ezra Pound in His Time and Beyond: The Influence of Ezra Pound on Twentieth-Century Poetry.” Special Collections Exhibit, University of Delaware Library, curated by Jesse Rossa; catalogue published by the University of Delaware Library.continue reading...

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Resistance and “Sweet Traction”: Heaney as a Poet of the Underground

As Reviewed By: Sunil Iyengar

Read “District and Circle” here at The Times Online

Seamus Heaney has become so institutionalized that it is virtually impossible for him ever to reclaim outsider status.… continue reading...

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A Further Range

Robert Frost’s two-and-a-half year sojourn in England (1912-1915) made him as a poet. After a long apprenticeship in New Hampshire, he placed his first book, A Boy’s Will, with a London publisher, thrilled the Georgian poets with his rustic New England facade, met W.… continue reading...

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Three Invitations to a Far Reading

As Reviewed By: Joan Houlihan

The To Sound by Eric Baus (Verse Press, 2004)
Hat on the Bed by Christine Scanlon (Barrow Street Press, 2005)
Figment by Rebecca Wolff (Norton, 2004)

The lag time between the appearance of an original, culturally significant art form and the culture’s ability to apprehend it has a long, well-documented history.… continue reading...

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Wages of Fame: The Case of Billy Collins

As Reviewed By: Ernest Hilbert

Books Discussed:

The Apple That Astonished Paris by Billy Collins. University of Arkansas Press, 1988.

Questions About Angels by Billy Collins.continue reading...

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A Guilty Pleasure: Reading the Reticence of Elizabeth Bishop

Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop, edited and annotated by Alice Quinn. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 367 pp., $30.

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Gleanings from the Cutting-Room Floor: Alfred Corn on Elizabeth Bishop

Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop, edited and annotated by Alice Quinn. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 367 pp., $30.

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The Art of Finding

Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop, edited and annotated by Alice Quinn. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 367 pp., $30.

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