Afro-American—Modernist—Classic: Ralph Ellison and His Critics (on Invisible Man, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition by Ralph Ellison; The Craft of Ralph Ellison by Robert G. O’Meally;& Dedalus in Harlem: The Joyce-Ellison Connection by Robert N. List)

“Words, Book Words, What Are You?” (on Long Walks in the Afternoon by Margaret Gibson; The Kingfisher by Amy Clampitt; One Long Poem by William Harmon; Second Sight by Jonathan Aaron; Country Music: Selected Early Poems by Charles Wright)

John Gardner and the Emancipation of Genres (on Mickelsson’s Ghosts by John Gardner)

John Gardner: Writer and Teacher


With the Greeks

Naomi Shihab Nye’s most recent books are Famous (Wings Press, 2015), illustrated by Lisa Desimini, and The Turtle of Oman (Greenwillow, 2014). Nye has held Lannan, Guggenheim, and Witter Bynner fellowships, and she has won a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, four Pushcart Prizes, the Robert Creeley Prize, “The Betty Prize” from Poets House for service to poetry, and two Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards.

Selfhood, Language, and Reality: George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four”

Robert Louis Stevenson Banks, a.k.a. Chimley


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