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Gone Fishing January 28, 2013: I’m in London about once a year, mostly to see the in-laws, and sometimes with the goal of a bit of sight-seeing. The city and its surroundings are of course all about literature– [...] by

Guests of Space January 22, 2013: Mid-January is the time of travel in our household. We’re packed up for our annual trip across the Atlantic to visit family, friends, and poets in London. The transition from here to there—that [...] by

Do I Contradict Myself? January 14, 2013: In 2008, I wrote an essay called “Why I Hate MFA Programs, or an Argument to Prove That the Abolishing of the MFA Program in American Universities May, as Things Now Stand, Be Attended with Very [...] by

Alternating Currents January 7, 2013: Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus has been in print for almost six months now, and I’ve had time to think about what’s next. Biography writing feels a little bit like marathon running. You [...] by

New Year, Old Resolutions January 3, 2013: Every year I make the same resolutions: read all of Finnegans Wake, and read all of Shakespeare. Sometimes I get through the first hundred pages of Finnegan. With Shakespeare I’m lucky if I have [...] by