Archive | March, 2008

Nothing is Beneath Consideration: Christopher Bakken on the Letters of Poets

Reviewed: A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright. Edited by Anne Wright and Saundra Rose Maley. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. The Letters of Robert Lowell. Edited by Saskia Hamilton. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Love, Amy: The Selected Letters of Amy Clampitt. Edited by Willard Spiegelman. Columbia University Press, 2005. By my […]

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The Adolescent: Marit MacArthur on Kenneth Koch

Reviewed: The Collected Poems by Kenneth Koch. Knopf, 761 pages. On the Edge. Collected Long Poems by Kenneth Koch. Knopf, 411 pages. Many poems by Kenneth Koch seem written to amuse and instruct a roomful of undergraduates. And they do. So I conclude from my own teaching of Koch. Anyone who ever heard Koch give […]

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David Mason and the Human Place

Reviewed: The Buried Houses by David Mason. Story Line Press, 1991 The Country I Remember by David Mason. Story Line Press, 1996 The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry by David Mason. Story Line Press, 2000 Arrivals by David Mason. Story Line Press, 2004 Ludlow by David Mason. Red Hen Press, 2007 Since […]

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