Archive | December, 2007

Our Steps amid a Ruined Colonnade II: James Matthew Wilson on Expansive Poetry and its Discontents


         Marble staircases climb the hills where derelict estates
              glimmer in the river-brightened dusk . . .
              And some are merely left to rot where now
              broken stone lions guard a roofless colonnade .

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Best Books of 2007: The CPR Awards

Book of the Year: Collected Poems by W. H. Auden, edited by Edward Mendelson (Modern Library).

This one is unavoidable. You can’t get around it. You have to go through it.… continue reading...

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Taking Liberties: Louis Zukofsky

As Reviewed By: Jack Foley

Louis Zukofsky: Selected Poems. Edited by Charles Bernstein. American Poets Project/The Library of America, 2006.

In Ulysses, to depict the babbling of a woman going to sleep, I had sought to end with the least forceful word I could possibly find.

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The Count of the Castle

In Memoriam: Anthony Hecht (1923-2004)

As Reviewed By: Preston Merchant

When Anthony Hecht first came to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference to teach a summer workshop in the early 1990’s, one of his students was particularly eager to meet him.… continue reading...

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