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New York Times ‘Sunday Book Review’ Reads Recent Prose on Poetry September 8, 2015: It’s hard to keep track of all the recently published books of writing about poetry. Thankfully, there’s the Times’s “Sunday Book Review” correspondent, Joel Brouwer, [...] by

Pretending to Disrupt, Merely Distracting: Plundering Privilege in the World of Poetry August 11, 2015: It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me and knows I grew up steeped in the south’s Bible Belt culture of racism that I am compelled to reflect on the surrounding culture, specifically [...] by

A Critical Review of Helen Vendler’s Newest Essay Collection July 24, 2015: Poetry critic Helen Vendler has been taken down a peg or two with this piece in The Spectator. Daniel Swift looks at Vendler’s newest book of collected essays, The Ocean, the Bird and the [...] by

Helen Vendler Reviews Lucie Brock-Broido for NYRB January 20, 2015: At the New York Review of Books, Helen Vendler explains it all: Lucie Brock-Broido’s poetry is “imaginative beyond the usual notions of that word.” More in this review of [...] by

Poetry Anthology Wars October 14, 2013: As I mentioned in a previous post, I am teaching a creative writing class, the first time in eight years, for the Cincinnati Art Academy. I’m also teaching the survey in British and American poetry [...] by

Evie Shockley on the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry June 7, 2013: Evie Shockley contributed this fantastic analysis of the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry, published in 2011, edited by Rita Dove, to the Boston Review. Mostly, Shockley spends a [...] by

Quasi-unintelligibility (Part 1) April 10, 2013: Seven years ago this month Helen Vendler published one of my favorite of her books, Poets Thinking. In particular I love its chapter on Alexander Pope, which starts off by recounting the frustration [...] by

Interview with Helen Vendler November 19, 2012: Here’s an interview with Helen Vendler from The Boston Globe, wherein she talks about the easy-breezy poetry of John Ashbery, her admiration of D.A Powell, and her favorite novels. JK—Vendler [...] by

‘We are eager to harbor the next Homer, the next Kant, or the next Dickinson’: Helen Vendler on Accepting Future Poets and Painters to Harvard November 1, 2012: Helen Vendler wrote this essay as a proposal “that alumni interviewers receive some guidance on how to understand, attract, and evaluate applicants whose creative talents might otherwise be [...] by