on Poetry in America: Expression and its Values in the Times of Bryant, Whitman, and Pound by Bernard Duffey

Beckett: A Reluctant Sitter (on Samuel Beckett: A Biography by Deirdre Bair

Prodding America’s Funnybone (on America’s Humor: From Poor Richard to Doonesbury by Walter Blair, Hamlin Hill)

The Grandeur of Certain Utterances (on Now and Then: Poems 1976-1978 by Robert Penn Warren

Some New Light on the Fantastic (on The Fantastic in Literature by Eric S. Rabkin; Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E. B. White by Roger Sale; & Dream and Image by Bettina L. Knapp)

Artistic Creation in Dreams

In the Woods, Ton and I

Coleman Barks, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, has since 1977 collaborated with various scholars of the Persian language (most notably, John Moyne) to bring over into American free verse the poetry of the thirteenth-century mystic Jelaluddin Rumi. This work has resulted in twenty-one volumes, including the bestselling Essential Rumi in 1995. He has also published eight volumes of his own poetry, including Hummingbird Sleep: Poems 2009–2011 (2012) and Winter Sky: Poems 1968–2008 (2008), both from the University of Georgia Press. 


The Cinema of the Grotesque