Recent Entries:

  • July 28th, 2007

    This past April, Coffee House Press brought out David Hilton's final book, Living Will. Hilton died in 2005 at age 67. In the book's afterword, Dave Clewell aptly calls Hilton "a spiritual grandson of Whitman and a son of the good Dr.

  • July 28th, 2007

    Seidel's been around for a long time. He was a founding editor of The Paris Review and conducted its 1961 interview with Robert Lowell ("The Art of Poetry, No. 3"). His first book was published in 1963.

  • July 24th, 2007

    In the June 28 issue of New York Review of Books, Andrew O'Hagan criticized "DeLillo's failure in Falling Man to imagine September 11." He also lectured that "good prose in a novel depends on its ability to exhale a secret knowledge, to have the exact weight of magic in relation to the material, the true moral rhythm." But imagining September 11 itself is not what this novel is p

  • July 23rd, 2007

    Leonard Nathan, who died in Marin County on June 3, 2007, was one of the most accomplished poets of his generation, but his work is unfamiliar to almost all of the younger poets I correspond or talk with.

  • July 1st, 2007

    There are poets who believe that language persists where everything else fades and disappears, and that within language lives a moral imperative. The poet writes consciously to create specific effects.

  • June 26th, 2007

    The Scottish poet Robin Fulton has devoted more than 30 years to rendering Transtromer's work in English. The results are stunning in their simplicity and penetration. In a 1973 interview, Transtromer said, "These poems are all the time pointing toward a greater context, one that is incomprehensible to our normal everyday reason.