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  1. An Actor Plays a Trumpet
    The New York Review of Books, February 28, 1985, pp. 23-25
  2. Books
    [+]
    Alone and Extremely Alone (Review)
    Wandering Ghost, by Jonathan Cott
    1. Wandering Ghost by Jonathan Cott
    The New Yorker, April 22, 1991, pp. 110-114
  3. America's Master of Formal Verse
    Reconsideration: Richard Wilbur
    The New Republic, March 24, 1982, pp. 28-30
  4. Books
    [+]
    Ancestral Rhyme (Review)
    Omeros, by Derek Walcott
    1. Omeros by Derek Walcott
    The New Yorker, February 11, 1991, pp. 91-94
  5. "Angel"
    The New Republic, May 17, 1980, p. 30
  6. [+]
    Any Place You Want (Review)
    Vineland, by Thomas Pynchon
    1. Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
    The New York Review of Books, March 15, 1990, pp. 7-10
  7. The Art Student's War (2010)
    1 Review
  8. [+]
    Barely Sighted Lives (2 Reviews)
    New Things Come Into the World, by Peter Kane Dufault
    1. New Things Come Into the World by Peter Kane Dufault
    2. The Invention of the Zero by Richard Kenney
    The New York Review of Books, October 20, 1994, pp. 53-55
  9. Books
    [+]
    Thrown Voices (2 Reviews)
    The Playmaker, by Thomas Keneally
    1. The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
    2. Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd
    The New Yorker, February 8, 1988, pp. 99-104
  10. Books
    [+]
    Severed Futures (Review)
    The Ark Sakura, by Kobo Abe
    1. The Ark Sakura by Kobo Abe
    The New Yorker, May 9, 1988, pp. 122-128
  11. Books
    [+]
    The Flare of Want (2 Reviews)
    The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
    1. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    2. Working Days by John Steinbeck and Robert Demott
    The New Yorker, August 21, 1989, pp. 90-93
  12. Books
    [+]
    A Hook Somewhere (Review)
    A Wild Sheep Chase, by Haruki Murakami
    1. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
    The New Yorker, December 4, 1989, pp. 182-186
  13. Books
    [+]
    Radical Prosodist (2 Reviews)
    The Poetical Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, by Norman H. MacKenzie and Gerard Manley H...
    1. The Poetical Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Norman H. MacKenzie and Gerard Manley Hopkins, ...
    2. Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Very Private Life by Robert Bernard Martin
    The New Yorker, October 28, 1991, pp. 114-118
  14. Books
    [+]
    mr. lower case (Review)
    E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962, by George J. Firmage and E.E. Cummings
    1. E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962 by George J. Firmage and E.E. Cummings
    The New Yorker, February 3, 1992, pp. 83-86
  15. [+]
    Books: A Nasty Dose of Orthodoxy (Review)
    Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works, by Sally Fitzgerald and Flannery O'Connor
    1. Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works by Sally Fitzgerald and Flannery O'Connor
    The New Yorker, November 7, 1988, pp. 154-160
  16. [+]
    Books: An Ear for the Unspoken (2 Reviews)
    Singular Rebellion, by Saiichi Maruya
    1. Singular Rebellion by Saiichi Maruya
    2. Scandal by Shusaku Endo
    The New Yorker, March 6, 1989, pp. 105-110
  17. [+]
    Books: Black Ships (Review)
    Before the Dawn, by Shimazaki Toson
    1. Before the Dawn by Shimazaki Toson
    The New Yorker, August 3, 1987, pp. 72-78
  18. [+]
    Books: Demoniasis (Review)
    The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
    1. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
    The New Yorker, May 15, 1989, pp. 124-130
  19. [+]
    Books: Fear of Horror (2 Reviews)
    Memnoch the Devil, by Anne Rice
    1. Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
    2. Rose Madder by Stephen King
    New York Magazine, July 24, 1995, pp. 44-45
  20. [+]
    Books: Haunted by the Good War (Review)
    To the White Sea, by James Dickey
    1. To the White Sea by James Dickey
    The New Yorker, September 27, 1993, pp. 101-104
  21. [+]
    Books: In Higher and Healthier Ways (Review)
    The Golden Treasury, by Francis Palgrave and Christopher Ricks
    1. The Golden Treasury by Francis Palgrave and Christopher Ricks
    The New Yorker, June 15, 1992, pp. 97-102
  22. [+]
    Books: No Loyalty to DNA (Review)
    Mind Children, by Hans Moravec
    1. Mind Children by Hans Moravec
    The New Yorker, January 9, 1989, pp. 84-90
  23. [+]
    Books: Shyness and Horror (Review)
    Conrad Aiken, by Edward Butscher
    1. Conrad Aiken by Edward Butscher
    The New Yorker, September 19, 1988, pp. 115-117
  24. [+]
    Brideshead Re-Revisited (Review)
    Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
    1. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
    The New Republic, January 27, 1982, pp. 27-29
  25. "The Buried Graves"
    The New Yorker, October 31, 1983, pp. 48-49
  26. Cat and Mustang: A Still Life
    The New York Review of Books, October 8, 1998, p. 14
  27. Cats of the Temple (1986)
    4 Reviews
  28. "Cattails: A Marsh in March"
    The New Yorker, March 22, 1993, pp. 78-80
  29. [+]
    Cold Comfort (Review)
    Absolution, by Olaf Olafsson
    1. Absolution by Olaf Olafsson
    The New York Review of Books, April 21, 1994, pp. 27-28
  30. The "complete" Elizabeth Bishop
    The New Criterion, March 1983, pp. 36-42
  31. The confinement of free verse
    The New Criterion, May 1987, pp. 4-14
  32. Books
    [+]
    Enfevered (Review)
    Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804, by Richard Holmes
    1. Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804 by Richard Holmes
    The New Yorker, July 2, 1990, pp. 68-72
  33. Equal Distance (1985)
    A Novel
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  34. "An Expanded Want Ad"
    The New Yorker, September 3, 1979, pp. 38-69
  35. "A False Spring"
    The New Yorker, March 9, 1998, pp. 42-44
  36. A Few Corrections (2001)
    A Novel
    1 Review
  37. A Flight up the Coast
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1997, pp. 68-72
  38. A footnote for Housman
    The New Criterion, September 1991, pp. 109-116
  39. The Friends of Freeland (1997)
    2 Reviews
  40. [+]
    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Broadway (Review)
    Stephen Sondheim: A Life, by Meryle Secrest
    1. Stephen Sondheim: A Life by Meryle Secrest
    The New York Review of Books, February 10, 2000, pp. 35-37
  41. [+]
    Gaiety Redeemed (Review)
    Mayflies, by Richard Wilbur
    1. Mayflies by Richard Wilbur
    The New York Review of Books, June 29, 2000, pp. 59-60
  42. [+]
    Getting Things Right (2 Reviews)
    New and Selected Poems, by Donald Justice
    1. New and Selected Poems by Donald Justice
    2. Strange Relation by Daniel Hall
    The New York Review of Books, September 19, 1996, pp. 49-52
  43. The ghost story today
    The New Criterion, December 1987, pp. 29-37
  44. Books
    [+]
    Glass Forest (2 Reviews)
    Dream Song, by Paul Mariani
    1. Dream Song by Paul Mariani
    2. Collected Poems 1937-1971 by John Berryman and Charles Thornbury
    The New Yorker, April 30, 1990, pp. 109-116
  45. [+]
    Glassed In (Review)
    Straw for the Fire, by David Wagoner and Theodore Roethke
    1. Straw for the Fire by David Wagoner and Theodore Roethke
    The New York Review of Books, April 17, 2008, pp. 65-68
  46. Glow
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1990, pp. 528-530
  47. [+]
    Great Old Modern (Review)
    Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays, by Richard Poirier, Mark Richardson, a...
    1. Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays by Richard Poirier, Mark Richardson, and Robert Frost, ...
    The New York Review of Books, August 8, 1996, pp. 40-43
  48. [+]
    Great Scott? (2 Reviews)
    Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography, by Jeffrey Meyers
    1. Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers
    2. A Life in Letters by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Matthew J. Bruccoli
    The New York Review of Books, August 11, 1994, pp. 14-16
  49. H.G. Wells
    The New Criterion, November 1986, pp. 13-23
  50. Halldor Laxness
    End of an Epic
    The New York Review of Books, March 26, 1998, pp. 17-18
  51. [+]
    The Hard Life of the Lyric (Review)
    The Faber Book of 20th Century Women's Poetry, by Fleur Adcock
    1. The Faber Book of 20th Century Women's Poetry by Fleur Adcock
    The New Republic, May 23, 1988, pp. 30-31
  52. Hence (1989)
    4 Reviews
  53. [+]
    Here To Stay (7 Reviews)
    Ira Gershwin, by Philip Furia
    1. Ira Gershwin by Philip Furia
    2. The Poets of Tin Pan Alley by Philip Furia
    3. The Complete Lyrics of Ira Gershwin by Robert Kimball and Ira Gershwin
    4. Gershwin: His Life and Music by Charles Schwartz
    5. Lyrics on Several Occasions by Ira Gershwin
    6. The Memory of All That by Joan Peyser
    7. Fascinating Rhythm by Deena R. Rosenberg
    The New York Review of Books, October 17, 1996, pp. 35-38
  54. [+]
    He's the Top! (Review)
    Cole Porter: A Biography, by William McBrien
    1. Cole Porter: A Biography by William McBrien
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1998, pp. 4-7
  55. Hesitancy
    The New Republic, April 2, 1984, p. 38
  56. "A Honeymoon Conception (1952)"
    The New Yorker, September 14, 1998, pp. 98-99
  57. Hundreds of Fireflies (1982)
    3 Reviews
  58. Hundreds of Fireflies
    The New Republic, December 2, 1981, pp. 32-34
  59. "In a Bonsai Nursery"
    The New Yorker, October 28, 1985, pp. 34-38
  60. In a Japanese Moss Garden
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1985, pp. 86-88
  61. [+]
    Irresistible nobility (Review)
    The Aeneid, by Robert Fitzgerald and Virgil
    1. The Aeneid by Robert Fitzgerald and Virgil
    The New Criterion, January 1984, pp. 67-69
  62. [+]
    Joyce Cary (8 Reviews)
    Out of Exile
    1. The African Witch by Joyce Cary
    2. Mister Johnson by Joyce Cary
    3. Herself Surprised by Joyce Cary
    4. To Be a Pilgrim by Joyce Cary
    5. The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary
    6. Prisoner of Grace by Joyce Cary
    7. Except the Lord by Joyce Cary
    8. Not Honour More by Joyce Cary
    The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1986, pp. 33-37
  63. [+]
    Just Folks (Review)
    Saint Maybe, by Anne Tyler
    1. Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
    The New York Review of Books, January 16, 1992, pp. 53-55
  64. [+]
    Let's Face the Music (4 Reviews)
    Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin
    1. Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin
    2. Irving Berlin by Edward Jablonski
    3. Irving Berlin by Philip Furia
    4. Irving Berlin: A Daughter's Memoir by Mary Ellin Barrett
    The New York Review of Books, April 22, 1999, pp. 16-20
  65. Letters
    Commentary, November 1988, pp. 2-22
  66. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1999, pp. 81-84
  67. The Mail from Anywhere (1991)
    Poems
    2 Reviews
  68. "The Mail from Anywhere"
    The New Yorker, July 25, 1988, pp. 30-33
  69. A Mantis
    The New Republic, August 2, 2004, pp. 36-37
  70. [+]
    A Master's Legacy (2 Reviews)
    Mr. Palomar, by Italo Calvino
    1. Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino
    2. Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino
    The New York Review of Books, September 29, 1988, pp. 74-76
  71. Metrical illiteracy
    The New Criterion, January 1983, pp. 41-46
  72. A Michigan Ghosttown
    The New Republic, April 4, 1981, p. 34
  73. [+]
    Microscopy (Review)
    The Mezzanine, by Nicholson Baker
    1. The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
    The New York Review of Books, August 17, 1989, p. 15
  74. [+]
    Muddle in the Courts (Review)
    The Child Savers, by Peter S. Prescott
    1. The Child Savers by Peter S. Prescott
    The New Republic, August 15, 1981, pp. 38-41
  75. New poems
    Floating light in Tokyo
    The New Criterion, April 1984, pp. 63-64
  76. New poems
    At Greg's
    The New Criterion, June 1985, pp. 59-63
  77. New poems
    A noisy sleeper
    The New Criterion, May 1985, pp. 33-36
  78. [+]
    No Laughing Matter (2 Reviews)
    American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Vol. I,
    1. American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Vol. I
    2. American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Vol. II
    The New York Review of Books, September 21, 2000, pp. 70-73
  79. No Other Book (1999)
    Selected Essays
    5 Reviews
  80. North of Night
    The New Republic, April 23, 1990, pp. 34-35
  81. The Norton Book of Ghost Stories (1994)
    2 Reviews
  82. [+]
    Notions of Freedom (2 Reviews)
    The Collected Poetry of Malcolm Lowry, by Kathleen Scherf and Malcolm Lowry
    1. The Collected Poetry of Malcolm Lowry by Kathleen Scherf and Malcolm Lowry
    2. Pursued by Furies by Gordon Bowker
    The New York Review of Books, February 15, 1996, pp. 31-34
  83. The Odd Last Thing She Did (1998)
    2 Reviews
  84. Old Bachelor Brother
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1988, pp. 71-74
  85. On a Seaside Mountain
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1983, p. 53
  86. [+]
    On Moon River (Review)
    The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer, by Robert Kimball, Barry Day, Miles Kreuger, and ...
    1. The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer by Robert Kimball, Barry Day, Miles Kreuger, and Eric Davis, ...
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 2010, pp. 50-53
  87. Letters
    On "The confinement of free verse"
    The New Criterion, October 1987, pp. 86-94
  88. On the Lee Side
    The New Republic, January 27, 1986, p. 38
  89. Penchants and Places (1995)
    1 Review
  90. [+]
    Playing with Fire (Review)
    Late Settings, by James Merrill
    1. Late Settings by James Merrill
    The New York Review of Books, September 26, 1985, pp. 11-13
  91. "Plus the Fact of You"
    The New Yorker, August 14, 1995, pp. 50-65
  92. Poem
    The New York Review of Books, February 16, 1995, p. 29
  93. Poems
    The caller
    The New Criterion, June 1990, pp. 49-53
  94. Poems
    Uncle Grant
    The New Criterion, March 1990, pp. 50-52
  95. Poems
    Additional Bats
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1981, p. 248
  96. [+]
    Poet for a Dark Age (4 Reviews)
    A Summoning of Stones, by Anthony Hecht
    1. A Summoning of Stones by Anthony Hecht
    2. The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht
    3. Millions of Strange Shadows by Anthony Hecht
    4. The Venetian Vespers by Anthony Hecht
    The New York Review of Books, February 13, 1986, pp. 11-14
  97. The poetry of L.E. Sissman
    The New Criterion, October 1983, pp. 36-42
  98. Rabbits
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1985, pp. 90-92
  99. "Rain & Snow"
    The New Yorker, November 13, 1989, p. 146
  100. Randall Jarrell's criticism
    The New Criterion, April 1999, pp. 19-27
  101. "Recollections of an Irish Daybreak"
    The New Yorker, May 20, 1985, pp. 46-87
  102. Red Leather Jacket
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1993, pp. 74-79
  103. A Reporter at Large (Computer Chess)
    The New Yorker, March 9, 1987, pp. 41-73
  104. Reports & Comment
    Iceland: A Nonesuch People
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1987, pp. 32-43
  105. "The Return to a Cabin"
    The New Republic, June 23, 1979, p. 28
  106. [+]
    "The End of Action" (Review)
    Collected Poems, 1944-1979, by Kingsley Amis
    1. Collected Poems, 1944-1979 by Kingsley Amis
    The New Republic, April 26, 1980, pp. 38-42
  107. [+]
    Obsession (Review)
    The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore, by Marianne Moore
    1. The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore by Marianne Moore
    The New Republic, August 23, 1980, p. 33
  108. [+]
    "Coal" (Review)
    The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford, by Jean Stafford
    1. The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford
    The New Republic, May 31, 1980, pp. 40-42
  109. [+]
    Trelawny's Dream (Review)
    The Letters of Evelyn Waugh, by Mark Amory and Evelyn Waugh
    1. The Letters of Evelyn Waugh by Mark Amory and Evelyn Waugh
    The New Republic, October 18, 1980, p. 37
  110. "Reykjavik Winter Couplets"
    The New Yorker, January 22, 1990, pp. 38-43
  111. Seahorses
    The New York Review of Books, June 13, 1985, p. 23
  112. Seaward (1993)
    3 Reviews
  113. [+]
    The Shadow Man (3 Reviews)
    Collected Poems of Louis MacNeice, by Peter MacDonald and Louis MacNeice
    1. Collected Poems of Louis MacNeice by Peter MacDonald and Louis MacNeice
    2. Louis MacNeice: A Biography by Jon Stallworthy
    3. Louis MacNeice and His Influence by Kathleen Devine and Alan J. Peacock
    The New York Review of Books, August 16, 2007, pp. 45-47
  114. Signalled
    The New York Review of Books, June 16, 1988, p. 12
  115. A Small Country's Great Book
    The New York Review of Books, May 11, 1995, pp. 41-45
  116. "Small Waterfall: A Birthday Poem"
    The New Yorker, August 18, 1997, pp. 56-63
  117. [+]
    Small Wonder (Review)
    Charlotte Mew and Her Friends, by Penelope Fitzgerald
    1. Charlotte Mew and Her Friends by Penelope Fitzgerald
    The New York Review of Books, January 15, 1987, pp. 25-31
  118. Some Younger Poets
    A Needle Bed
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1981, p. 71
  119. Poems
    "Son"
    The New Yorker, October 23, 2006, pp. 42-43
  120. "A Stuffed Tortoise"
    The New Yorker, November 18, 1985, pp. 50-53
  121. Subarctic
    The New Republic, October 1, 1990, p. 34
  122. [+]
    'Sweep on, O River...' (2 Reviews)
    American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Vol I, by John Hollander
    1. American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Vol I by John Hollander
    2. American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Vol II by John Hollander
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1993, pp. 20-25
  123. [+]
    There Once Was an Artist Called Lear... (5 Reviews)
    Edward Lear in Albania, by Bejtullah Destani, Robert Elsie, and Edward Lear, ...
    1. Edward Lear in Albania by Bejtullah Destani, Robert Elsie, and Edward Lear, ...
    2. Edward Lear: The Life of a Wanderer by Vivien Noakes
    3. The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense by Edward Lear and Vivien Noakes
    4. Nonsense Botany and Nonsense Alphabets by Edward Lear
    5. Nonsense Songs and Stories by Edward Lear
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 2009, pp. 32-34
  124. "Three Poems from Japan"
    The New Yorker, July 16, 1984, pp. 36-37
  125. [+]
    Thrills and Chills (Review)
    Smilla's Sense of Snow, by Peter Hoeg
    1. Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
    The New Republic, November 1, 1993, p. 39
  126. "Through Two Windows"
    The New Yorker, March 19, 1990, pp. 42-45
  127. The Tigers of Nanzen-Ji
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1984, p. 75
  128. "Two incidents on and off Guam"
    a poem
    The New Criterion, September 1985, pp. 42-47
  129. Two Suspensions
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1983, p. 95
  130. Books
    [+]
    Voices in the Clock (Review)
    The Clockwork Muse, by Colin Martindale
    1. The Clockwork Muse by Colin Martindale
    The New Yorker, July 8, 1991, pp. 80-86
  131. [+]
    Voices in the Heartland (Review)
    A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore
    1. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
    The New York Review of Books, December 3, 2009, pp. 54-55
  132. "A Worded Welcome"
    The New Yorker, March 28, 1988, pp. 28-31
  133. Your Natural History
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1989, pp. 78-89
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