Posts Tagged "Issue 21 | September-October 2012"

It Is in What the Poem Does:
On The Poetry of Ben Mazer

“The poem does an undoglike thing: it purrs.” —Christopher Ricks Even though I made Ben Mazer’s acquaintance only recently (we met at a conference in Claremont this March), in reading…

Truncated Memory: Carissa Halston’s The Mere Weight of Words

In her short story, “The Bear Came over the Mountain,” Alice Munro pulls off a spectacular flash-forward. It begins with more than a page of details about the parents of…

Letters in Flight: The Peripatetics of Joseph Roth

Do not read these letters if you admire the novels of Joseph Roth. Do not read these letters if you hope to learn more about the novels you admire. The…

The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers

The recently published multi-volume Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers, with easy to read large font in generous layout, is lavish in its design, and the ongoing multi-volume Collected Letters of…