Thanksgiving, Growing Older

Wild Goose Chase

David Wagoner has published nineteen books of poems—most recently After the Point of No Return (Copper Canyon Press, 2012)—and ten novels, including The Escape Artist (1965), which Francis Ford Coppola made into a movie in 1982. Winner of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and many other honors, he was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets for twenty-three years, edited Poetry Northwest from 1966 to 2002, and is professor emeritus of English at the University of Washington. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program of the Whidbey Island Writers Workshop.

Moving Still

Letter: A Family Man Explains His Adultery

American Theater Watch, 1977-1978

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.

John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916)

An Evening When the Full Moon Rose as the Sun Set & Walking Where the Plows Have Been Turning

Random Thoughts on Southern Literature, Southern Politics, and the American Future

on Some Trees by John Ashbery; Houseboat Days by John Ashbery; The Snow Poems by A. R. Ammons; The Selected Poems 1951-1977 by A. R. Ammons; &Selected Poems by Lucien Stryk