Ange Mlinko, the recipient of the Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry Criticism from the Poetry Foundation, teaches in the creative writing program of the University of Houston. Her most recent book of poems is Shoulder Season.
Paul Hoover’s second edition of Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology.
A new collection of Adrienne Rich’s poems does not show her at her best.
A new biography shows how the poet Robert Duncan fed a line backward into the labyrinthine history of human imagination.
The Midlands poet Roy Fisher has never aspired to a readership. All the more reason to welcome his Selected Poems.
A new edition of The First English Dictionary of Slang is a saucy survey of the rogue jargon of the late seventeenth century.
Is there a human language without birdsong in it?
Robert Duncan saw in H.D.'s poetry “The story of survival, the evolution of forms in which live survives.”