on Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution— Lessons for the Computer Age by Kirkpatrick Sale

The Window

on Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time by Eavan Boland

on Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography by Gail Levin

Edward Butscher’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including the Saturday Review of Literature, Newsday, and the American Book Review. In 1976 he published the first biography of Sylvia Plath, and in 1988 his biography Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award.

Distances

Katharine Coles wrote her fifth poetry collection, The Earth Is Not Flat (Red Hen Press, 2013), under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Ten poems from the book, translated into German by Klaus Martens, appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Matrix, and her work is currently being translated into Spanish and Italian. Her sixth book, Flight, is due out from Red Hen in 2016. A professor at the University of Utah, Coles has served as Utah poet laureate (2006–2012) and as the inaugural director of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute (2009–2010).

on The Dustbin of History by Greil Marcus

Smart [Academic] Jews (on SmartJews: The Construction of the Image of Jewish Superior Intelligence by Sander L. Gilman and People of the Book: Thirty Scholars Reflect on Their Jewish Identity, edited by Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky and Shelley Fisher Fishkin)

The Speed of Memory (on Vertigo: A Memoir by Louise DeSalvo; The Lonely Other: A Woman Watching America by Diana Hume George; and In Search of Susanna by Suzanne L. Bunkers)

All Set About with Fever Trees