Spring 2016



Spring 2016

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Robinson Jeffers Redivivus

Robinson Jeffers, the Big Read, and Me


A Quickening of Forgotten Fields

An Interview with Walker Percy

Blind Spot

In Defense of Flannery O’Connor’s Dragon


People Not Pedagogy: Education in Old Virginia

Still Hunt

The Rape of the Schoolmarm

The Redneck



Osmium Schwartz on Her Back

The Lizard of Conques

The Longing of Men

The Stones of Sorrow Lake


on Action this Day. Working with Churchil by sir John Wheeler-Bennett

on Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón

on Losing Battles by Eudora Welty

on Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade

on The Apocalyptic Vision in Paradise Lost by Leland Ryken

on The Great Medieval Yellows by Emily Wilson

on The Melville Archetype by Martin Leonard Pops

on The Quarry and The Birth-mark by Susan Howe

on The World Upside-Down: Comedy from Jonson to Fielding by Ian Donaldson

on Thomas Taylor the Platonist: Selected Writings by Kathleen Raine, George Mills Harper

on Tyranny of Concepts: A Critique of Marxism by Gordon Leff

on Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis

The Wild Unsayable: Magic, Mystery, and Ambiguity in Contemporary Poetry (on Mark Doty’s Deep Lane; Alberto Ríos’ A Small Story About the Sky; Jill Bialosky’s The Players; and Joanna Klink’s Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy)