on Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America by Alicia Ostriker

on All We Need of Hell by Harry Crews

Contemporary British Modernism: The Poetry of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Christopher Middleton, Roy Fisher, Charles Tomlinson, and Geoffrey Hill (on Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer By Yves Abrioux by Stephen Bann; III Poems by Christopher Middleton; Two Horse Wagon Going By by Christopher Middleton; A Furnace by Roy Fisher; Collected Poems by Charles Tomlinson; & Collected Poems by Geoffrey Hill)

The Great American Book Review (on American Incarnation: The Individual, The Nation, And The Continent by Myra Jehlen; American Ambitions: Selected Essays on Literary And Cultural Themes by Monroe K. Spears; Advertising The American Dream: Making Way For Modernity, 1920-1940 by Roland Marchand; Solomon D. Butcher: Photographing The American Dream by John E. Carter; & American Humor by Arthur Power Dudden)

Liars and Truth-Tellers, Fancy and Plain (on Perennials by Judith Kitchen; The Boat of Quiet Hours by Jane Kenyon; Red Roads by Charlie Smith; Foreseeable Futures by William Matthews; Foraging by David Young; The Gold Cell by Sharon Olds)

American Theater Watch, 1986–1987

Gerald Weales’s “American Theater Watch” appeared in these pages from 1978 until 2010, and we have also featured on occasion his essays and reviews on topics that have included World War II and the early-career political cartoons of one Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). In addition to his distinguished career as an author and drama specialist, Weales was a longtime professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he retired in 1987; a senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Sri Lanka; and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Letter to the Cracker Company

J. Allyn Rosser’s fourth poetry collection, Mimi’s Trapeze, appeared in 2014 from Pittsburgh University Press. Rosser has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Ohio Arts Council. She teaches at Ohio University.

21 August 1984


Jane Hirshfield’s most recent books are The Beauty (Knopf, 2015), longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry, and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf, 2015), winner of the Northern California Book Award. A chancellor emerita of the Academy of American Poets, Hirshfield has had work in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Review of Books, and eight editions of The Best American Poetry.

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