Wise Saws When Last Seen (on Collected Poems (1930-1993) by May Sarton; House Without a Dreamer by Andrea Hollander Budy; The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer: Collected Poems by John Haines; Nobody Lives on Arthur Godfrey Boulevard by Gerald Costanzo; & Adjusting to the Light by Miller Williams)

Science, Literature, and Their Cultural Gap (on American Literature and Science by Robert J. Scholnick; The Literature of Science: Perspectives on Popular Science Writing by Murdo William McRae; Science as Writing by David Locke; Yorick’s World: Science and the Knowing Subject by Peter Caws; & Chemistry Imagined: Reflections on Science by Roald Hoffman, Vivian Torrence)

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.


The Fear of Inquiring Too Closely

Quiet Time

Demolition Derby

How Desire Keeps Us Young

Robert Kennedy Dying

Square Dance, Fourth Grade

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.