The Literary Essay: Going Everywhere, Doing Everything (on A Sympathy of Souls by Albert Goldbarth; Maps to Anywhere by Bernard Cooper; & The Tyrannies of Virtue: The Cultural Criticism of John P. Sisk by Chris Anderson)

Big Boy

The World Is Large and Full of Noises: Thoughts on Translation

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.

Swaggers into Sound of Mind

Owl and Mouse in a Cage

The Moment Before the Song Begins

Signs and Wonders

The Flowering Crab

Autobiography in Green

Linda Pastan’s fourteenth book of poems, Insomnia, will be published by W. W. Norton in the fall of 2015. Recent poems have appeared in the Paris Review, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, and the Gettysburg Review. Her books have twice been finalists for the National Book Award, and in 2003 she won the Ruth Lily Prize for lifetime achievement. She was poet laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1995.