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Selected Essays and Reviews

Does Memory Have a Future?
Poetry Daily prose feature

“King Cole”
Review of Cole Porter’s Selected Lyrics
The New York Times Book Review

“A Brief for the Epigram”
Parnassus: Poetry in Review

“The Thin Man”
Review of Donald Justice’s Collected Poems

“Little Songs”
Review of American Sonnets: An Anthology
The New Criterion

“What Makes Poetry Poetic?”
Review of Robert Pinsky’s The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide
The Atlantic Monthly

“The Cult of Cornell”
Essay-review on artist Joseph Cornell
Boston Globe Ideas

“A Visionary Poet at Ninety”
Review of Stanley Kunitz’s Passing Through
The Atlantic Monthly

“Rare Specimens”
Review of Bernd Heinrich’s The Snoring Bird
The New York Times Book Review

“Thoreau’s Wild Apples”
The Atlantic Online