About Ben Downing

Ben Downing is a poet and the Managing Editor of Parnassus: Poetry in Review. He is writing a biography of the Anglo-Florentine society figure Janet Ross.

Ben Downing Has written the following articles:

In Memoriam: Tom Disch (1940 – 2008)

As Reviewed By: Ben Downing

It was his sonnet “A Bookmark” that first caught my attention. “Four years ago I started reading Proust,” the poem begins, and goes on to skewer Remembrance of Things Past and its mincing narrator-“Oh, what a slimy sort he must have been- / So weak, so sweetly poisonous, so fey!”-with seemingly effortless panache.… continue reading...

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