About Cody Walker

Cody Walker's most recent book is The Self-Styled No-Child (Waywiser, 2016).

Lowell, Bishop, Berryman

In today’s New York Times, Christopher Isherwood reviews Dear Elizabeth, a play by Sarah Ruhl that tracks the friendship (mostly epistolary) of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. Isherwood writes something near the end of his review that caught my attention:…

Holograms and Hurricanes (Part Two)

Last week I wrote about Don DeLillo’s prescience in forecasting the return of Redd Foxx and Andy Kaufman. (They’re back! As holograms.) This week I thought I’d shift from holograms to hurricanes. The link goes beyond the merely alliterative. Holograms…

Holograms and Hurricanes (Part One)

In yesterday’s New York Times, a story caught my eye: Redd Foxx and Andy Kaufman are heading back on tour. Sure, they’ve been dead for decades (Foxx died in 1991, Kaufman in 1984), but they’re being turned into holograms by…

Thirty-Odd Poets

As Robert Frost once wrote (riffing on a line from Hamlet), “Play’s the thing. All virtue in ‘as if.’” Last Thursday, at the New School, thirty-odd poets (the hyphen is important) took part in the launch reading of this year’s volume…

He Looked Again, And Found It Was . . .

A couple of days ago on this blog, Dora Malech wrote: “In poetry workshops and literature courses, I always emphasize poetic turns (not just in sonnets) and the pleasures and possibilities of poetic inconstancy (changing one’s mind, direction, or intentions).…

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