The Sincere, the Mythic, the Playful: Forms of Voice in Current Poetry (on 7 Years From Somewhere by Philip Levine; Ashes: Poems New and Old by Philip Levine; Long Island Light: Poems & A Memoir by William Heyen; Goshawk, Antelope by Dave Smith; & The City of the Olesha Fruit by Norman Dubie)

And To Make a Long Story Short (on The Best American Short Stories 1978 by Ted Solotaroff; The Women in the Mirror by Pat Carr; Lambing Out and Other Stories by Mary Clearman; Things About to Disappear by Allen Wier; & Who Wrote the Book of Love? by Thomas Färber)

Scrawny Cries, Barbaric Yawps (on The American Quest for a Supreme Fiction: Whitman’s Legacy in the Personal Epic by James E. Miller Jr.; & Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America by R. A. Yoder)

An End to Criticism? (on The Republic Of Letters: A History of Postwar American Literary Opinion by Grant Webster)

Because We Are Not Taken Seriously

Stephen Dunn is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose. His Degrees of Fidelity: Essays on Poetry and the Latitudes of the Personal,  is due out from Tiger Bark Press in October 2018, and a new collection of poems, Pagan Virtues, is scheduled to be published by W. W. Norton in 2019. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Different Hours, and he has had fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Dunn lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.

Translation and Creation in the Film: Truffauft’s “The Wild Child”

Widow Under a New Moon

Kevin Clark’s several books of poems include the forthcoming The Consecrations (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2021). His first collection, In the Evening of No Warning (New Issues Poetry and Prose, 2002), earned a grant from the Academy of American Poets, and his second, Self-Portrait with Expletives (2010), won the Pleiades Press prize. His poetry appears in the Southern Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Gulf Coast, and Crazyhorse. A regular critic for The Georgia Review, he’s also published essays in the Southern Review, Papers on Language and Literature, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. He teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop. 

Landscape of Domestic Life

The Idiocy of Rural Life

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