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The poems and a new biography of James Laughlin tells of his public success as a publisher and his private disappointments.
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.
Self-congratulation, deceptions and the art of failure.
Robert Pinsky’s Selected Poems shows that being popular doesn't entail being predictable.
The Midlands poet Roy Fisher has never aspired to a readership. All the more reason to welcome his Selected Poems.
The Grand Piano is a highbrow Friends—a collective history of the early years of Language poetry.
The best poems in Skin, Inc. have an excellent unconscious feeling, even when the news is bad and Thomas Sayers Ellis knows nobody is going to want to listen.
Waiting for Godot in New Orleans is a field guide to the life of an idea worked out in a community over eight months.
Two new collections of the poems of Jorge Luis Borges.