James Longenbach’s new book of poems, Earthling (Norton), will be published next year. His most recent prose book is The Virtues of Poetry (Graywolf).
Two volumes of T.S. Eliot's letters elucidate how the momentous achievements of his art were determined by moments of awful daring.
Perfection of the life or of the work? The correspondence between W.B. Yeats and his wife George shows the complexities of art and life entwined.
Emily Dickinson's reclusiveness was a way of protecting the world from herself.
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