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  1. Accent on Living
    Magpie
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1966, p. 123
  2. Accent on Living
    The Real Cultural Article
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1966, p. 141
  3. [+]
    Atlantic Bookshelf (7 Reviews)
    Some Recent Poetry
    1. The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke by Theodore Roethke
    2. Antiworlds, and the Fifth Ace by Andrei Voznesensky
    3. Dear Men and Women by John Hall Wheelock
    4. A Joyful Noise by Donald Finkel
    5. Estrangements by Arthur Freeman
    6. The Tin Can, and Other Poems by William Jay Smith
    7. Selected Poems: New and Old, 1923-1966 by Robert Penn Warren
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1966, p. 163
  4. Autobiographer
    The American Scholar, Spring 1989, p. 288
  5. Barn Fever, and Other Poems (1981)
    1 Review
  6. Bed Time
    The New Republic, September 22, 1973, p. 27
  7. Best Friend
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 2000, pp. 72-77
  8. Black Beauty (1994 Film)
  9. [+]
    Books (7 Reviews)
    New Poetry: The Generation of the Twenties
    1. The Light Around the Body by Robert Bly
    2. Words by Robert Creeley
    3. Poems 3 by Alan Dugan
    4. The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht
    5. The Lice by W.S. Merwin
    6. The Blue Swallows by Howard Nemerov
    7. Half Sun, Half Sleep by May Swenson
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1968, p. 141
  10. [+]
    Books/Sandpiper Poetry (Review)
    The Complete Poems, by Elizabeth Bishop
    1. The Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1983, pp. 101-102
  11. The Breaking of the Day, and Other Poems (1964)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  12. Bright Being
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1965, p. 65
  13. [+]
    The Burden of James Dickey (Review)
    Summer of Deliverance, by Christopher Dickey
    1. Summer of Deliverance by Christopher Dickey
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1998, pp. 106-107
  14. Castaway
    Encounter, February 1967, p. 42
  15. The City and the Island (1966)
    1 Review
  16. The Collector
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1966, p. 70
  17. [+]
    A Companionship of Poets (Review)
    The Hidden Law, by Anthony Hecht
    1. The Hidden Law by Anthony Hecht
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1993, pp. 128-130
  18. The Complete Works of George Orwell (1986)
    2 Reviews
  19. Conviction Means Loss of License
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1964, p. 54
  20. Crossing the Void
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1984, pp. 84-86
  21. "The Dance of the Hours"
    The New Yorker, November 26, 1973, p. 79
  22. The Deserted Poet
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1968, p. 93
  23. The Destroyer
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1966, p. 45
  24. The Difficulties of Being Major
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1967, pp. 116-121
  25. Books
    [+]
    "Discovering" Young Poets (Review)
    The Yale Younger Poets Anthology, by George Bradley
    1. The Yale Younger Poets Anthology by George Bradley
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1998, pp. 103-105
  26. Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani (1984 Film)
  27. Doctor Who: The Visitation (1982 Film)
  28. To Edit a Life
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1992, pp. 92-101
  29. Eurydice in Darkness
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1965, p. 65
  30. The Everlasting/Stern Stuff
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1982, pp. 96-98
  31. The Fading Smile (1995)
    Poets in Boston, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath
    2 Reviews
  32. Falling Water
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1998, pp. 86-89
  33. Fawn
    The American Scholar, Summer 1981, pp. 326-327
  34. Finale: Presto
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1963, pp. 554-555
  35. Fogged In
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1963, p. 75
  36. For Amphibians
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1966, p. 86
  37. To the Future
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2005, pp. 84-87
  38. Gifts
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1965, p. 98
  39. [+]
    The Gilt Edge of Reputation (6 Reviews)
    Twelve Months of New Poetry
    1. The Collected Poems of Edwin Muir, 1921-1951 by Edwin Muir
    2. Old Raiger, and Other Verse by John Masefield
    3. Man Does, Woman Is by Robert Graves
    4. About the House by W.H. Auden
    5. The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin
    6. Questions of Travel by Elizabeth Bishop
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1966, pp. 82-85
  40. Girl, Seeming to Disappear
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 2000, pp. 108-111
  41. Ground
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1971, pp. 130-131
  42. Half Remembered (1973)
    1 Review
  43. Hamlet (1983)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  44. Hello, Darkness (1978)
    Collected Poems
    4 Reviews
  45. "I Hardly Dream of Anyone Who Is Still Alive"
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1995, pp. 90-93
  46. [+]
    Imperfectly Tamed (Review)
    Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered, by William H. Pritchard
    1. Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered by William H. Pritchard
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1986, pp. 313-314
  47. In the Dock
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1968, pp. 120-121
  48. [+]
    Inhabited by a Cry (Review)
    The Last Poetry of Sylvia Plath
    1. Ariel by Sylvia Plath
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1966, pp. 76-77
  49. Into the Future
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1971, pp. 68-70
  50. [+]
    The Last of the Beautiful Rubes (Review)
    The Interior Castle, by Ann Hulbert
    1. The Interior Castle by Ann Hulbert
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1992, pp. 123-125
  51. [+]
    The Last Word (Review)
    Alexander Pope: A Life, by Maynard Mack
    1. Alexander Pope: A Life by Maynard Mack
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1985, pp. 112-117
  52. The Laughter of Women
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1981, p. 59
  53. [+]
    The Laureat as Onlooker (Review)
    Sun Under Wood, by Robert Hass
    1. Sun Under Wood by Robert Hass
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1997, pp. 100-102
  54. Letters
    Commentary, June 1978, pp. 4-24
  55. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 12, 1984, pp. 40-44
  56. The Life Force: An Anthology
    Generations of Swan
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1989, p. 59
  57. Literary Lives: Farness and Depth
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 2000, pp. 113-117
  58. Little Death
    The Paris Review, Summer 1999, p. 47
  59. Lunch at the Coq d'Or (verse)
    The Reporter, January 13, 1966, p. 47
  60. To a Mad Friend
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1960, p. 91
  61. "Making Marks"
    The New Yorker, May 17, 1969, pp. 38-40
  62. [+]
    The Miracles of Muriel Spark (3 Reviews)
    Collected Poems I, by Muriel Spark
    1. Collected Poems I by Muriel Spark
    2. Collected Stories: I by Muriel Spark
    3. The Public Image by Muriel Spark
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1968, pp. 139-141
  63. The Moment
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1963, p. 76
  64. My Lady the Lake
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1979, pp. 93-95
  65. The Narcissists
    The New Republic, March 7, 1994, pp. 42-45
  66. New poems
    The face in the field
    The New Criterion, May 1985, pp. 38-39
  67. New poems
    Concentration
    The New Criterion, May 1987, p. 52
  68. New poems
    Cracks in the universe
    The New Criterion, November 1988, pp. 44-46
  69. Books and Men
    [+]
    New Poetry (5 Reviews)
    Colonel Johnson's Ride, and Other Poems, by Robert Huff
    1. Colonel Johnson's Ride, and Other Poems by Robert Huff
    2. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems by James Merrill
    3. Union Street by Charles Causley
    4. Oddments, Inklings, Omens, Moments by Alastair Reid
    5. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1959, pp. 73-76
  70. Books and Men
    [+]
    New Poetry (7 Reviews)
    Prizewinners and Apprentices
    1. The New American Poetry, 1945-1960 by Donald M. Allen
    2. Bone Thoughts by George Starbuck
    3. A Dream of Governors by Louis Simpson
    4. The Orb Weaver by Robert Francis
    5. Terraces of Light by Marya Zaturenska
    6. The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks
    7. Morning Worship by Mark Van Doren
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1960, pp. 91-94
  71. [+]
    New Poetry (5 Reviews)
    Stand Up, Friend, With Me, by Edward Field
    1. Stand Up, Friend, With Me by Edward Field
    2. The Hazards of Holiness by William Everson
    3. Final Solutions by Frederick Seidel
    4. Water Street by James Merrill
    5. To Mix With Time by May Swenson
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1963, pp. 82-86
  72. [+]
    New Sounds, New Silences (4 Reviews)
    The Carrier of Ladders, by W.S. Merwin
    1. The Carrier of Ladders by W.S. Merwin
    2. Darker by Mark Strand
    3. Collecting Evidence by Hugh Seidman
    4. By Daylight and In Dream by John Hall Wheelock
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1971, pp. 96-97
  73. No Escape
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1997, pp. 88-92
  74. North Shore
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1961, p. 79
  75. Notes & Dispatches
    Reverberations of the Irish Boom
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2001, pp. 35-37
  76. On Mount Timpanogos, 1935
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1997, pp. 86-89
  77. One of the Dangerous Trades (1991)
    Essays on the Work and Workings of Poetry
    2 Reviews
  78. Parting Shots (1999 Film)
  79. The Passing of Thistle
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1989, p. 71
  80. Poem
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1969, pp. 280-281
  81. Poems
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1961, pp. 392-393
  82. Poems
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1963, pp. 390-392
  83. Poems
    Mother Church
    The New Criterion, December 1987, p. 50
  84. Poems
    Poetry editor
    The New Criterion, June 1988, p. 63
  85. [+]
    Poet of the Factory Floor (Review)
    The Mercy, by Philip Levine
    1. The Mercy by Philip Levine
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1999, pp. 108-111
  86. Poetry
    Under the Roof of Memory
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1995, pp. 112-113
  87. Poetry
    Seaside Summer Quarry
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1998, p. 249
  88. [+]
    The Poetry of Heartbreak (Review)
    Robert Lowell: Collected Poems, by Frank Bidart, David Gewanter, and Robert Lowell
    1. Robert Lowell: Collected Poems by Frank Bidart, David Gewanter, and Robert Lowell
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 2003, pp. 147-152
  89. Possession
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1968, p. 88
  90. Praying Wrong (1984)
    New and Selected Poems, 1957-1984
    3 Reviews
  91. Pretending to Be Asleep (1970)
    1 Review
  92. Pursuits & Retreats
    Popular Culture: Poetry Out Loud
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2002, pp. 103-105
  93. "The Ram Beneath the Barn"
    The New Yorker, April 3, 1978, pp. 38-40
  94. Readings
    The Harpers Monthly, March 2005, pp. 13-28
  95. Reports & Comment
    Notes: Time, Please
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1988, pp. 14-15
  96. [+]
    Short Reviews (Review)
    Jung and the Story of Our Time, by Laurens van der Post
    1. Jung and the Story of Our Time by Laurens van der Post
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1975, p. 115
  97. [+]
    Short Reviews (2 Reviews)
    V.R. Lang: Poems and Plays, by V.R. Lang and Alison Lurie
    1. V.R. Lang: Poems and Plays by V.R. Lang and Alison Lurie
    2. William Carlos Williams: Poet from Jersey by Reed Whittemore
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1975, pp. 120-121
  98. [+]
    Short Reviews (Review)
    The Officer's Wives, by Thomas Fleming
    1. The Officer's Wives by Thomas Fleming
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1981, p. 122
  99. [+]
    Defeat in Victory (3 Reviews)
    The People of the Sea, by David Thomson
    1. The People of the Sea by David Thomson
    2. The Illustrated Story of Copyright by Edward Samuels
    3. Lies: A Diary, 1986-1999 by Ned Rorem
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 2000, p. 125
  100. [+]
    Mongrel Capitalism (2 Reviews)
    The Third Woman, by William Cash
    1. The Third Woman by William Cash
    2. Transfigurations by Jay Wright
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2000, p. 121
  101. [+]
    The Dickens of Berlin (2 Reviews)
    Say Uncle, by Kay Ryan
    1. Say Uncle by Kay Ryan
    2. Double Trouble by Greil Marcus
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 2000, pp. 137-138
  102. [+]
    Off Its Rocker (Review)
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings, by J.D. McClatchy and Henry Wadsw...
    1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings by J.D. McClatchy and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ...
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 2001, p. 126
  103. [+]
    Getting States' Rights Right (Review)
    Familiar Spirits, by Alison Lurie
    1. Familiar Spirits by Alison Lurie
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2001, p. 91
  104. [+]
    France's Downfall (Review)
    The Donald Richie Reader, by Arturo Silva and Donald Richie
    1. The Donald Richie Reader by Arturo Silva and Donald Richie
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 2001, p. 128
  105. [+]
    A Magnificent Misfit (Review)
    The Dickinsons of Amherst, by Christopher Benfey, Polly Longsworth, and Barton Levi St....
    1. The Dickinsons of Amherst by Christopher Benfey, Polly Longsworth, and Barton Levi St. Armand, ...
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2002, p. 142
  106. [+]
    Robert Frost: His Own Tradition (Review)
    In the Clearing, by Robert Frost
    1. In the Clearing by Robert Frost
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1962, pp. 100-101
  107. Books
    [+]
    The Saddest Englishman (Review)
    Philip Larkin: Collected Poems, by Anthony Thwaite and Philip Larkin
    1. Philip Larkin: Collected Poems by Anthony Thwaite and Philip Larkin
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1989, pp. 95-96
  108. The Self-Realization of Robert Frost, 1911-1912
    The New Republic, March 30, 1974, pp. 17-20
  109. The Site of Last Night's Fire
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1959, p. 50
  110. The Stalker's Apprentice (1998 Film)
  111. The State of Poetry
    Last Infirmity
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1984, p. 77
  112. Taking Pleasure
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1985, pp. 62-64
  113. These Days
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 2000, pp. 52-67
  114. [+]
    Three Visionary Poets (3 Reviews)
    The Book of Nightmares, by Galway Kinnell
    1. The Book of Nightmares by Galway Kinnell
    2. Crossing the Water by Sylvia Plath
    3. Collected Poems by James A. Wright
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1972, pp. 104-106
  115. Travel
    In the Depths of Francs
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1994, pp. 44-49
  116. Travel
    White Snow, Red Rocks
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1997, pp. 50-56
  117. Travel: Between the Sea and the Jungle
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1995, pp. 32-38
  118. Travel: Caves, Crusades, and Cassoulet
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1991, pp. 97-101
  119. Arts and Leisure
    Travel: Footprints of the Hapsburgs
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1990, pp. 112-116
  120. Travel: Italy's Greatest Seaport
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1999, pp. 32-38
  121. Travel: New England Places
    All in Our Heads
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1998, p. 52
  122. Travel: Off the Maine Coast
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1997, pp. 48-54
  123. Travel: Province of the Past
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2001, pp. 30-34
  124. Travel: Senses of Place
    Whose House This Is
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1999, p. 39
  125. Arts and Leisure
    Travel: Smiles of the Summer Light
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1992, pp. 110-113
  126. Travel: The Echoes of Northumbria
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1995, pp. 40-45
  127. "True Feeling Leaves No Memory"
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1963, p. 41
  128. The Two of You
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1969, pp. 55-56
  129. Under the Language Sea
    The New Republic, August 14, 2000, p. 34
  130. The Unfrocked Governess
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1994, pp. 52-65
  131. Untuned String
    The American Scholar, Winter 1979, p. 60
  132. Unwilling to Wake
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1965, p. 83
  133. The Vanishing Point
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1984, pp. 479-480
  134. A Voice in the Mountain (1977)
    Poems
    1 Review
  135. Walker Creek: November
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1973, p. 51
  136. Walking the Boundaries (1974)
    Poems, 1957-1974
    2 Reviews
  137. A Word in Your Ear on Behalf of Indifference
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1969, pp. 44-48
  138. Wordless Winter
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1980, pp. 551-554
  139. You
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 2000, pp. 44-51
  140. The Young Poets
    The Winner
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1958, p. 61
  141. "Zenith: Walker Creek"
    The New Yorker, June 20, 1977, pp. 38-42
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