Creativity and Social Energy

Jerry Harp
July 29, 2014
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Because lately I’m working up a review-essay about a collection of letters between two writer friends—A Critical Friendship: Donald Justice and Richard Stern, 1946-1961, edited by Elizabeth Murphy (U. of Nebraska Press 2013)—I’m thinking all over again about the power…

Goodnight Reuben Bright

Cody Walker
July 22, 2014
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Sunday’s Times was chockablock with poetry. Daisy Fried lit fireworks for Dan Chiasson’s Bicentennial; Stephen Burt quoted liberally (and salaciously, by Gray Lady standards) from Patricia Lockwood’s Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals. Even obscure versifier James Franco got the full-page treatment, as…

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