Best of 2017

So begins a December tradition ’round these parts: best books of poetry lists. This one from Entropy gets us rolling. … More

Emily Wilson’s Homer

Wilson is the first woman to translate Homer into English. Here’s a first look at the beginning of her translation … More

Michael Lista on Anne Carson

Among my favorite poetry critics (William Logan, Michael Hofmann, David Orr, Ange Mlinko, and Michael Robbins) perhaps no one can … More

Moar Emily

This review from 1999 is worth revisiting, including Benfey’s take on Franklin’s masterwork, The Poems of Emily Dickinson (“I think there … More

Choosing Subjects

I’ve often felt like this: As Matthew is writing this, there are child soldiers fighting wars in faraway places. There … More