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  1. Accent on Living
    Iuvenes Dum Sumus
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1955, p. 90
  2. Accent on Living
    Men and Machines
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1957, p. 91
  3. Poems
    "Affirmation"
    The New Yorker, May 21, 2001, pp. 46-49
  4. "After Love"
    The New Yorker, December 11, 2006, pp. 89-93
  5. Ah, Love, Let Us Be True
    The American Scholar, Summer 1959, pp. 310-319
  6. The Alligator Bride (1969)
    Poems New and Selected
    2 Reviews
  7. Another Christmas
    The American Scholar, Winter 1999, p. 38
  8. "Ardor"
    The New Yorker, May 11, 1998, pp. 74-77
  9. The Baseball Players
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1984, pp. 94-98
  10. Beads and Hair
    The New Republic, February 26, 1996, pp. 40-41
  11. Books
    [+]
    Beastly Behavior (Review)
    Blood and Guts, by Don Atyeo
    1. Blood and Guts by Don Atyeo
    The Saturday Review, April 28, 1979, pp. 38-39
  12. The Best Day the Worst Day (2005)
    Life with Jane Kenyon
    1 Review
  13. [+]
    The Best Unknown (Review)
    The Followed Man, by Thomas Williams
    1. The Followed Man by Thomas Williams
    National Review, January 19, 1979, p. 107
  14. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters, by Linda Gray Sexton, Lois Ames, and Anne Sexton
    1. Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters by Linda Gray Sexton, Lois Ames, and Anne Sexton
    National Review, January 20, 1978, p. 109
  15. Britain: Land, War, and the Labour Government
    The ups and downs of British agriculture
    The Reporter, January 23, 1951, pp. 33-34
  16. Britain: "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year"
    The middle classes retain their integrity if not their amenities
    The Reporter, June 12, 1951, pp. 21-23
  17. Carlotta's Confession
    The Hudson Review, Spring 1988, pp. 143-146
  18. "Cider 5c a Glass"
    a poem
    The New Criterion, February 1988, pp. 33-37
  19. The Circus of the Dead
    The Nation, September 23, 1961, pp. 182-183
  20. The Coalition
    The Nation, November 18, 1991, pp. 630-631
  21. Contemporary American Poetry (1964)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  22. "Conversation"
    The New Yorker, November 6, 2000, pp. 108-109
  23. Books Arts & Manners
    [+]
    To a Correspondent from Missouri (Review)
    Joyce's Voices, by Hugh Kenner
    1. Joyce's Voices by Hugh Kenner
    National Review, February 16, 1979, p. 244
  24. Couplet
    The New Republic, June 18, 1984, p. 34
  25. Criticism
    Death to the Death of Poetry
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1989, pp. 72-76
  26. The Dark Houses (1958)
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  27. Deathwork
    The New Republic, October 8, 2001, p. 30
  28. [+]
    Deprivation's laureate (Review)
    Required Writing, by Philip Larkin
    1. Required Writing by Philip Larkin
    The New Criterion, September 1984, pp. 73-75
  29. The Difficult Marriage
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1983, pp. 69-72
  30. Digging
    Encounter, March 1964, p. 52
  31. Distressed Haiku
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2000, p. 98
  32. Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball (1976)
    1 Review
  33. Dr. Fatt, Instructor
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1960, pp. 60-61
  34. "The Dump"
    The New Yorker, June 14, 1969, pp. 46-82
  35. Books, Arts & Manners
    [+]
    E.B. White on the Exercycle (Review)
    Letters of E. B. White, by Dorothy Lobrano Guth and E.B. White
    1. Letters of E. B. White by Dorothy Lobrano Guth and E.B. White
    National Review, June 10, 1977, p. 671
  36. Eagle Pond Letter
    Cookies With the Candidate
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1988, pp. 73-76
  37. [+]
    The Egyptian Manner (Review)
    Every Force Evolves a Form, by Guy Davenport
    1. Every Force Evolves a Form by Guy Davenport
    National Review, April 24, 1987, p. 57
  38. An English Village Wins a Reprieve
    The Reporter, May 31, 1956, p. 39
  39. [+]
    Epstein Magnified (Review)
    The Book of Fortune, by Daniel Mark Epstein
    1. The Book of Fortune by Daniel Mark Epstein
    National Review, December 24, 1982, pp. 1624-1625
  40. Essay
    Fall Ascendant
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1986, pp. 35-41
  41. Essay
    Old Roses and Birdsong
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1987, pp. 35-41
  42. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Everything That Grows (Review)
    The Dream of a Common Language, by Adrienne Rich
    1. The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich
    The Nation, July 1, 1978, p. 21
  43. Exile
    The Paris Review, Spring 1953, pp. 42-46
  44. Exiles and Marriages (1955)
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  45. [+]
    A Fan's Notes (Review)
    Five Seasons, by Roger Angell
    1. Five Seasons by Roger Angell
    National Review, October 14, 1977, p. 1183
  46. The Farm Summer 1942 (1994)
  47. Five poems
    The New Criterion, January 1995, pp. 37-41
  48. Forum: How to Peel a Poem
    Five poets dine out on verse
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1999, pp. 45-60
  49. Four Poems
    National Review, September 9, 1961, p. 162
  50. A Friend Revisited
    The New Republic, October 31, 1955, p. 19
  51. [+]
    From Death unto Death (Review)
    The Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen
    1. The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
    National Review, October 13, 1978, p. 1294
  52. From Willow Temple
    A short story
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1996, pp. 85-93
  53. Goatfoot, Milktongue, Twinbird (1985)
    Interviews, Essays, and Notes on Poetry, 1970-76
    1 Review
  54. The Happy Man (1986)
    3 Reviews
  55. Books
    [+]
    The hardened reviewer (Review)
    The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore, by Patricia C. Willis and Marianne Moore
    1. The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore by Patricia C. Willis and Marianne Moore
    The New Criterion, April 1987, pp. 63-65
  56. "The Heart"
    The New Yorker, April 24, 1995, pp. 70-77
  57. "History"
    The New Yorker, May 2, 1988, pp. 34-40
  58. [+]
    Hoagland Was There! (2 Reviews)
    African Calliope: A Journey to the Sudan, by Edward Hoagland
    1. African Calliope: A Journey to the Sudan by Edward Hoagland
    2. The Edward Hoagland Reader by Geoffrey Wolff and Edward Hoagland
    National Review, May 30, 1980, p. 669
  59. [+]
    How to Live (Review)
    The Gift, by Lewis Hyde
    1. The Gift by Lewis Hyde
    National Review, April 15, 1983, p. 448
  60. A Hundred Thousand Straightened Nails
    The American Scholar, Spring 1961, pp. 221-231
  61. Poems
    "The Hunkering"
    The New Yorker, October 27, 2003, pp. 52-55
  62. The Hunters
    The New Republic, July 5, 1993, p. 39
  63. The Ideal Bakery (1987)
  64. Illustration
    The Paris Review, Spring 1981, p. 192
  65. Interview
    The Art of Poetry XLIII
    The Paris Review, Fall 1991, pp. 154-193
  66. [+]
    Invented Countries (3 Reviews)
    Writing in America, by John Fischer and Robert B. Silvers
    1. Writing in America by John Fischer and Robert B. Silvers
    2. The American Imagination
    3. A Mirror for Anglo-Saxons by Martin Burgess Green
    The Hudson Review, Spring 1961, pp. 155-162
  67. Jack and the Other Jack
    The Nation, April 12, 1958, p. 330
  68. Books Arts & Manners
    [+]
    Johnny Can Write (2 Reviews)
    Coming into the Country, by John McPhee
    1. Coming into the Country by John McPhee
    2. The John Mcphee Reader by William L. Howarth and John McPhee
    National Review, March 31, 1978, p. 412
  69. Kicking the Leaves (1978)
    Poems
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  70. [+]
    The Lenore Marshall/Nation Poetry Prize---1991 (Review)
    New Poems: 1980-88, by John Haines
    1. New Poems: 1980-88 by John Haines
    The Nation, November 25, 1991, pp. 677-678
  71. Life Work (1993)
    4 Reviews
  72. Lines in Furtherance of a Jumprope Rhyme
    The New Republic, June 1, 1992, p. 48
  73. Books
    [+]
    Literary Reruns (Review)
    The Correspondence of F. Scott Fitzgerald, by Matthew Bruccoli, Margaret M. Duggan, and...
    1. The Correspondence of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Matthew Bruccoli, Margaret M. Duggan, and Susan Walker, ...
    The Saturday Review, May 1980, pp. 69-70
  74. To the Loud Wind
    The Paris Review, Spring 1954, p. 135
  75. [+]
    A Luminous Receptiveness (Review)
    The Book of Nightmares, by Galway Kinnell
    1. The Book of Nightmares by Galway Kinnell
    The Nation, October 18, 1971, p. 377
  76. The Mail Animal
    National Review, December 22, 1978, p. 1609
  77. Books and Comment
    A Make-Your-Own-Poem Kit
    The New Republic, April 29, 1957, pp. 16-17
  78. Poems
    "Maples"
    The New Yorker, November 13, 2006, pp. 72-75
  79. Material
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1989, pp. 68-72
  80. [+]
    A Matter of Time (Review)
    Basin and Range, by John McPhee
    1. Basin and Range by John McPhee
    National Review, July 24, 1981, p. 851
  81. Poems
    "Meatloaf"
    The New Yorker, July 20, 2009, pp. 46-53
  82. Meditating Virtures
    The New Republic, August 31, 1992, pp. 40-41
  83. Memoir
    Purpose, Blame, and Fire
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1991, pp. 71-78
  84. Method in Poetic Composition
    The Paris Review, Fall 1953, p. 113
  85. "Mighty poets"
    The New Criterion, January 1996, pp. 39-42
  86. The Modern Stylists (1968)
  87. "Moon Clock"
    The New Yorker, February 20, 1989, p. 98
  88. More Marriages
    Wedding Couple
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1996, p. 103
  89. Mr. and Mrs. Billings
    The New Republic, September 8, 1958, pp. 17-19
  90. Mr. Wakefield on Interstate 90
    The New Republic, August 30, 1982, pp. 32-34
  91. Munch's Scream
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1957, pp. 211-212
  92. The Museum of Clear Ideas or say: Horsecollar's Odes
    The Paris Review, Summer 1992, pp. 189-213
  93. The Museum of Clear Ideas (1993)
    New Poems
    7 Reviews
  94. [+]
    Music of Detail (Review)
    Giving Good Weight, by John McPhee
    1. Giving Good Weight by John McPhee
    National Review, April 18, 1980, p. 483
  95. [+]
    The Music of What Happens (2 Reviews)
    Selected Poems 1950-1975, by Thom Gunn
    1. Selected Poems 1950-1975 by Thom Gunn
    2. Field Work by Seamus Heaney
    The Nation, November 10, 1979, p. 472
  96. My Friend Felix
    The Paris Review, Spring 1986, pp. 169-170
  97. "Names of Horses"
    The New Yorker, November 14, 1977, p. 207
  98. Native Gound
    Baseball and the Meaning of Life
    National Review, September 4, 1981, p. 1033
  99. Books
    [+]
    New British poets (Review)
    The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry, by Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion
    1. The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry by Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion
    The New Criterion, June 1983, pp. 81-83
  100. New England Primer
    A short story
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 2002, pp. 67-73
  101. New poems
    The granite state: contradiction and resolution; Acorns
    The New Criterion, April 1984, pp. 60-62
  102. New poems
    Merle Slocum's .22
    The New Criterion, June 1985, pp. 57-58
  103. New poems
    Words over Amos; Waking the next morning
    The New Criterion, June 1987, pp. 32-33
  104. New poems
    Notes from India
    The New Criterion, February 1995, pp. 41-42
  105. New poems
    The 440
    The New Criterion, March 1996, pp. 28-29
  106. New Poetry
    Remarks on the Occasion of Love
    The Saturday Review, July 20, 1957, pp. 16-17
  107. [+]
    New Poetry from England, Ireland, and Scotland (Review)
    Selected Poems, 1957-1987, by W.D. Snodgrass
    1. Selected Poems, 1957-1987 by W.D. Snodgrass
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1988, pp. 505-507
  108. The New Poets of England and America (1957)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  109. [+]
    Nightmares and Irresponsibilities (Review)
    The Woman at the Washington Zoo, by Randall Jarrell
    1. The Woman at the Washington Zoo by Randall Jarrell
    The New Republic, December 26, 1960, p. 18
  110. The Novelist
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1955, pp. 57-58
  111. "Nymph and Shepherd"
    The New Yorker, October 20, 2008, pp. 90-92
  112. [+]
    Oddities and Sestinas (Review)
    Some Trees, by John Ashbery
    1. Some Trees by John Ashbery
    The Saturday Review, June 16, 1956, p. 27
  113. Old and New Poems (1990)
    2 Reviews
  114. On a Horse Carved in Wood
    The Nation, June 29, 1957, p. 573
  115. The One Day (1988)
    A Poem in Three Parts
    1 Review
  116. "Ox Cart Man"
    The New Yorker, October 3, 1977, pp. 44-46
  117. The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes (1981)
    3 Reviews, 3 Readable
  118. Paris Review Poets from the Fifties
    Maison d'aujourd'hui
    The Paris Review, Spring 1999, pp. 48-49
  119. Passing of a King
    The Reporter, March 18, 1952, pp. 40-42
  120. "The Perfect Life"
    The New Yorker, January 31, 2000, pp. 34-35
  121. Philip Larkin 1922-1985
    The New Criterion, February 1986, pp. 10-12
  122. [+]
    Philosophical Toughness, Unstrained Extravagance (Review)
    Riding Lights, by Norman MacCaig
    1. Riding Lights by Norman MacCaig
    The Saturday Review, December 29, 1956, pp. 28-30
  123. Playing Around (1974)
    The Million-Dollar Infield Goes to Florida
    1 Review
  124. Poems
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1962, pp. 235-236
  125. Poems
    Tomorrow
    The New Criterion, February 1990, p. 42
  126. Poems
    O Flodden Field
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1959, p. 552
  127. [+]
    Poet of Stones and Fields (Review)
    Somewhere Is Such a Kingdom, by Geoffrey Hill
    1. Somewhere Is Such a Kingdom by Geoffrey Hill
    The Nation, December 6, 1975, pp. 600-601
  128. [+]
    Poetic Conventions (3 Reviews)
    Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing, by Richard Poirier
    1. Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing by Richard Poirier
    2. The Situation of Poetry by Robert Pinsky
    3. Five Temperaments by David Kalstone
    National Review, February 17, 1978, pp. 224-225
  129. Poetry
    Mount Kearsarge
    The Nation, August 25, 1969, p. 150
  130. Poetry
    "Flaccus, drive up..."
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1993, p. 95
  131. Poetry
    Stephen's Wrist; The Turning Point
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1994, pp. 309-310
  132. The Poetry Place
    Weeds
    The Nation, March 30, 1992, p. 424
  133. The Poetry Reading
    Public Performance/Private Art
    The American Scholar, Winter 1985, pp. 63-77
  134. A Poetry Sampler (1963)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  135. [+]
    Polarity and its Counterpart (Review)
    Collected Poems, 1930-1960, by Richard Eberhart
    1. Collected Poems, 1930-1960 by Richard Eberhart
    The Saturday Review, February 11, 1961, p. 65
  136. "The Porcelain Couple"
    The New Yorker, January 22, 1996, pp. 76-77
  137. Principal Products of Portugal (1995)
    1 Review
  138. Prophecy
    The Paris Review, Summer 1987, pp. 46-49
  139. The Razor
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 2001, pp. 78-80
  140. Readings
    A Dream of Levitating Hulks
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1985, pp. 26-27
  141. Readings
    Prophecy
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1987, pp. 38-39
  142. Readings
    Edward's Anecdote
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1990, p. 39
  143. Readings
    A Long Illness
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1997, pp. 32-36
  144. Remembering Poets (1978)
    Reminiscences and Opinions
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  145. [+]
    "Langaig" (Review)
    In Broken Country, by David Wagoner
    1. In Broken Country by David Wagoner
    The New Republic, November 24, 1979, pp. 34-36
  146. Robert Frost Corrupted
    The effort to tidy up an inconsistent writer
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1982, pp. 60-65
  147. Rocks and Whirlpools
    Archibald MacLeish and Yvor Winters
    The Paris Review, Winter 1991, pp. 211-247
  148. A Roof of Tiger Lilies (1964)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  149. "Runway"
    The New Yorker, March 8, 1976, p. 104
  150. "Scenic View"
    The New Yorker, May 2, 1983, pp. 118-120
  151. [+]
    The Search for Walt Whitman (Review)
    Walt Whitman: A Life, by Justin Kaplan
    1. Walt Whitman: A Life by Justin Kaplan
    The Saturday Review, November 1980, pp. 66-67
  152. "Secrets"
    The New Yorker, March 21, 2005, pp. 67-71
  153. Poems
    "Shame"
    The New Yorker, November 13, 1995, pp. 72-73
  154. "The Ship Pounding"
    The New Yorker, April 22, 1996, pp. 71-75
  155. [+]
    Sincerity and the Muse (Review)
    The Strange Islands, by Thomas Merton
    1. The Strange Islands by Thomas Merton
    The Saturday Review, July 6, 1957, p. 29
  156. "A Sister on the Tracks"
    The New Yorker, July 30, 1984, pp. 34-36
  157. "Six Naps in One Day"
    The New Yorker, November 20, 1989, pp. 72-73
  158. Six Poems
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1960, pp. 505-511
  159. Six poems
    The New Criterion, October 1993, pp. 35-38
  160. Sleeping
    The Paris Review, Spring 1964, p. 130
  161. The Snow
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1960, p. 635
  162. "Spring Glen Grammer School"
    The New Yorker, September 16, 1991, pp. 32-35
  163. String Too Short to Be Saved (1961)
    Memories of a Disappearing New England
    2 Reviews
  164. Poems
    "Sun"
    The New Yorker, December 25, 2000, pp. 96-97
  165. Teaching Writing Well (1973)
  166. Poems
    "Tennis Ball"
    The New Yorker, May 30, 2005, pp. 50-52
  167. Their Ancient Glittering Eyes (1992)
    Remembering Poets and More Poets
    3 Reviews
  168. [+]
    "There Are Eyes in this Water" (2 Reviews)
    The Maximus Poems, by Charles Olson
    1. The Maximus Poems by Charles Olson
    2. The Distances by Charles Olson
    The Nation, June 3, 1961, p. 484
  169. Poems
    "The Things"
    The New Yorker, January 4, 2010, pp. 25-28
  170. The Third Inning
    The Paris Review, Fall 1991, pp. 151-153
  171. Books Arts & Manners
    [+]
    Three Million Toothpicks (Review)
    The Public Burning, by Robert Coover
    1. The Public Burning by Robert Coover
    National Review, September 30, 1977, pp. 1118-1119
  172. Three poems
    The New Criterion, November 1997, pp. 33-35
  173. Thrombosis
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1960, p. 81
  174. Two Hayings
    The Nation, January 1, 2007, pp. 32-33
  175. [+]
    U.S. Poetry in England (8 Reviews)
    The Self-Made Man, and Other Poems, by Reed Whittemore
    1. The Self-Made Man, and Other Poems by Reed Whittemore
    2. Graffiti by Ramon Guthrie
    3. Walls and Distances by David Galler
    4. The Crow and the Heart by Hayden Carruth
    5. A Dream of Governors by Louis Simpson
    6. Saint Judas by James Wright
    7. Light and Dark by Barbara Howes
    8. Apples from Shinar by Hyam Plutzik
    Encounter, September 1960, p. 83
  176. Unpacking the Boxes (2008)
    A Memoir of a Life in Poetry
    1 Review
  177. Vanity, Fame, Love, and Robert Frost
    Commentary, December 1977, pp. 51-61
  178. Warming to the Cold and Snow
    The satisfactions of a New Hampshire winter
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1986, pp. 53-59
  179. Waters
    The Nation, January 1, 1968, p. 30
  180. The Weather for Poetry (1985)
    Essays, Reviews, and Notes on Poetry, 1977-81
    1 Review
  181. Wedding Speeches
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1953, p. 402
  182. When the Young Husband...
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1993, pp. 74-86
  183. Whip-Poor-Will
    The New Republic, February 17, 1982, pp. 34-35
  184. Winter (1986)
    1 Review
  185. Without (1998)
    Poems
    3 Reviews
  186. Books Arts & Manners
    [+]
    A Wolff in Chic Clothing (Review)
    The Duke of Deception, by Geoffrey Wolff
    1. The Duke of Deception by Geoffrey Wolff
    National Review, October 26, 1979, p. 1371
  187. "Words from the Sarcophagus"
    The New Yorker, September 13, 1999, pp. 66-67
  188. The World, the Times
    The New Republic, November 14, 1955, pp. 19-22
  189. Writers on the Campus
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1966, pp. 87-89
  190. The Yellow Room (1971)
    Love Poems
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  191. Poems
    "1943"
    The New Yorker, June 9, 2003, pp. 64-67
  192. 5 Poems
    Encounter, October 1962, pp. 54-55
  193. No Items Found