on Subversive Genealogy: The Politics and Art of Herman Melville by Michael Paul Rogin

The Fearful Symmetry of John le Carré (on The Little Drummer Girl by John Le Carré)

A Variegation of Styles: Inductive, Deductive, and Linguistic (on Tar by C. K. Williams; Resuming Green: Selected Poems, 1965-1982 by Roland Flint; The Sacrifice by Frank Bidart; Becos by Bill Knott)

Single-Fisted Intensity (on The End of the World Is Los Angeles by François Camoin; From the Bottom Up by Leigh Allison Wilson; Shiny Objects by Dianne Benedict)

Imagination on the Ropes (on The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth)


Dave Smith is the Elliott Coleman Professor of Poetry in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. His newest book of poems, Hawks on Wires, is forthcoming from LSU Press this fall. Along with Robert DeMott, he edited the essay anthology Afield: Writers on Bird Dogs (Skyhorse Press, 2010).

Fantasia on Tchoupitoulas wharf

Elton Glaser has published eight full-length collections of poetry, most recently two books in 2013: Translations from the Flesh (University of Pittsburgh Press) and The Law of Falling Bodies (University of Arkansas Press).

The Death of Randall Jamil: A Problem in Legendary Biography

The Harbor in Winter

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