Ange Mlinko is poetry editor of The Nation. The recipient of the Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry Criticism from the Poetry Foundation, she teaches in the creative writing program of the University of Houston. Her most recent book of poems is Marvelous Things Overheard.
How was Emily Dickinson able to be frugal and fruitful in her art?
Denise Levertov’s poetic communion with the world.
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.