Two Sides of a Tortoise: Melville, Dickens, and the Eclipse of the West’s Moral Imagination

David Bosworth’s two most recent books, historical studies of cultural change, are The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America: The Moral Origins of the Great Recession (Front Porch Republic, 2014) and Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in an Age of Idiot Savants (University of Georgia Press, 2017). A resident of Seattle, he is a professor in (and the former director of) the University of Washington’s creative-writing program.

Femme

Taking Emerson Personally

Seeking Words; Last Supper; Milan Cathedral Eclipse; Bad Waters; The Clam-Rake Room; Gene Vincent’s Blue Cap; The Altar; & The Quail Men of Churchland

Dave Smith is the Elliott Coleman Professor of Poetry in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. His newest book of poems, Hawks on Wires, is forthcoming from LSU Press this fall. Along with Robert DeMott, he edited the essay anthology Afield: Writers on Bird Dogs (Skyhorse Press, 2010).

Taking Poe Seriously

A Splendid Wife

Photograph of Pablo Neruda, Chile, 1948 / Photograph of the Author, Eureka, California, 1948

Life Sentences

Song of the South