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  1. Accent on Living
    Boy Blue's Beasts
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1957, p. 93
  2. The Antimacassar and the Ottoman
    The New Republic, May 7, 1962, pp. 19-20
  3. Army Brat (memoir)
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1980, pp. 182-200
  4. An Arrow in the Wall (1987)
    Selected Poetry and Prose
    2 Reviews
  5. [+]
    Bemused Hero (Review)
    In Another Country, by John Bayley
    1. In Another Country by John Bayley
    Commonweal, December 2, 1955, pp. 230-231
  6. The Bobbsey Twins at an Orgy
    The Nation, June 22, 1964, p. 633
  7. [+]
    Books in Brief (2 Reviews)
    Verse: Two Posthumous Volumes
    1. The Far Field by Theodore Roethke
    2. The Burning Perch by Louis MacNeice
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1964, p. 133
  8. Celebration at Dark (1951)
    1 Review
  9. Books
    A Crazing for Reality
    Andrei Voznesensky in America
    The Saturday Review, February 4, 1978, p. 33
  10. Critic; Lady Biographer
    The New Republic, November 15, 1954, p. 21
  11. Death of a Jazz Musician
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1956, p. 73
  12. Desert Scene
    The New Republic, October 28, 1967, pp. 24-25
  13. The Golden Journey (1965)
    Poems for Young People
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  14. [+]
    Golden spark, little saint (Review)
    Little Saint, by Hannah Green
    1. Little Saint by Hannah Green
    The New Criterion, September 2001, pp. 103-106
  15. The Gossips
    The New Republic, May 7, 1956, p. 21
  16. Ho for a Hat! (1989)
  17. "Hull Bay, St. Thomas"
    The New Yorker, January 10, 1970, pp. 22-24
  18. If I Had a Boat (1966)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  19. Imperial Berlin revisited
    The New Criterion, October 1995, pp. 29-33
  20. [+]
    In Praise of Childhood (Review)
    Eloges and Other Poems, by St.-John Perse
    1. Eloges and Other Poems by St.-John Perse
    The New Republic, February 25, 1957, p. 18
  21. Independence Day
    Horizon, March 1948, pp. 164-165
  22. Books & the Arts
    John Logan Wins Marshall Prize
    The Nation, October 16, 1982, pp. 371-373
  23. [+]
    The Landscape of Madness (Review)
    Terra Amata, by J.-M.G. Le Clezio
    1. Terra Amata by J.-M.G. Le Clezio
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1969, p. 133
  24. Laughing Time, and Other Poems (1955)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  25. [+]
    The Lenore Marshall Prize (Review)
    The Sisters, by Josephine Jacobsen
    1. The Sisters by Josephine Jacobsen
    The Nation, October 17, 1988, pp. 351-353
  26. Life Sentence (1990)
    Selected Poems
    1 Review
  27. Light Verse and Satires (1978)
    1 Review
  28. Lines on the Bench
    The New Republic, December 10, 1945, p. 790
  29. [+]
    Love letter to a language (Review)
    An Essay on French Verse, by Jacques Barzun
    1. An Essay on French Verse by Jacques Barzun
    The New Criterion, September 1991, pp. 145-151
  30. The Lovers
    The New Republic, November 30, 1959, pp. 20-21
  31. Marianne Moore
    a memoir
    The New Criterion, October 2000, pp. 22-28
  32. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Miss McCarthy and the Medici (Review)
    The Stones of Florence, by Mary McCarthy
    1. The Stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy
    The New Republic, December 28, 1959, pp. 17-18
  33. The Moon or MIT: New Children's Books
    The New Republic, May 9, 1960, pp. 25-26
  34. [+]
    Multicultural mishmash (Review)
    The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse, by Neil Philip
    1. The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Neil Philip
    The New Criterion, September 1999, pp. 72-74
  35. My Poetic Career in Vermont Politics
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1964, pp. 54-63
  36. New and Selected Poems (1971)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  37. The New Books
    [+]
    New Books of Poems (11 Reviews)
    From Last August to This
    1. The Astronomers by Edgar Bowers
    2. Preambles and Other Poems by Alvin Feinman
    3. Taken Care Of by Edith Sitwell
    4. Festschrift for Marianne Moore's 77th Birthday by Tambimuttu
    5. About the House by W.H. Auden
    6. The Lyric Impulse by C. Day Lewis
    7. Man Does, Woman Is by Robert Graves
    8. Grooves in the Wind by C.A. Trypanis
    9. Pompeian Dog by C.A. Trypanis
    10. The Lost World by Randall Jarrell
    11. For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1965, pp. 106-109
  38. The New Books
    [+]
    New Books of Poems (14 Reviews)
    Questions of Travel, by Elizabeth Bishop
    1. Questions of Travel by Elizabeth Bishop
    2. Winter News by John Haines
    3. American Scenes, and Other Poems by Charles Tomlinson
    4. Collected Poems, 1930-1965 by A.D. Hope
    5. From the Ballads to Brennan by T. Inglis Moore
    6. Modern Australian Verse by Douglas Stewart
    7. Knock Upon Silence by Carolyn Kizer
    8. The Vaudeville Marriage by Sandra Hochman
    9. The Puritan Carpenter by Julia Randall
    10. The Weathercock by Ann Stanford
    11. Selected Poems by Alice Meynell
    12. West of Childhood Poems 1950-1965 by Isabella Gardner
    13. Collected Poems by Marya Zaturenska
    14. Ariel by Sylvia Plath
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1966, pp. 89-92
  39. [+]
    The New Books (12 Reviews)
    The New Poetry
    1. The Center of the Circle by Bink Noll
    2. Final Solutions by Frederick Seidel
    3. Modern American Poetry and Modern British Poetry by Louis Untermeyer
    4. All My Pretty Ones by Anne Sexton
    5. The Anathemata by David Michael Jones
    6. The Beginning and the End, and Other Poems by Robinson Jeffers
    7. Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford
    8. The Next Room of the Dream by Howard Nemerov
    9. Absent and Present by Chester Kallman
    10. Guarded by Women by Robert Pack
    11. Waterlily Fire: Poems, 1935-1962 by Muriel Rukeyser
    12. To Mix With Time by May Swenson
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1963, pp. 106-114
  40. [+]
    The New Books (8 Reviews)
    Some New Poetry: From Last August to This
    1. At the End of the Open Road by Louis Simpson
    2. The Bourgeois Poet by Karl Shapiro
    3. 77 Dream Songs by John Berryman
    4. Erotic Poetry by William Cole
    5. An Uninhibited Treasury of Erotic Poetry by Louis Untermeyer
    6. Wedding Night of a Nun by Lynne Lawner
    7. O Taste and See by Denise Levertov
    8. Selected Poems by Derek Walcott
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1964, pp. 99-102
  41. New poems
    Lily in autumn
    The New Criterion, May 1996, p. 39
  42. New poems
    Happiness; The shipwreck
    The New Criterion, February 1997, pp. 31-32
  43. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    A New Sicilian Masterpiece (Review)
    The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
    1. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
    The New Republic, June 20, 1960, p. 17
  44. Notebook
    The New Criterion, March 1996, pp. 72-77
  45. November
    Argosy, November 1954, p. 4
  46. On the Edge
    The New Statesman, August 8, 1980, p. 18
  47. On the Islands Which Are Solomons
    The New Republic, May 13, 1946, p. 687
  48. On Voznesensky
    The New York Review of Books, November 8, 1979, pp. 47-48
  49. The pact: my friendship with Isak Dinesen
    The New Criterion, October 1983, pp. 15-35
  50. The Pasternak centennial
    The New Criterion, May 1990, pp. 9-13
  51. Peacock of Java
    Argosy, February 1956, p. 4
  52. Petits Chevaux: The Twenties
    The New Republic, February 9, 1963, pp. 22-23
  53. [+]
    A Place for the Genuine (Review)
    The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore, by Marianne Moore
    1. The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore by Marianne Moore
    The New Republic, February 24, 1968, pp. 34-36
  54. Poems (1948)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  55. Poems
    A locket for Emily Dickinson
    The New Criterion, June 1989, p. 36
  56. Poems
    The hunt
    The New Criterion, November 2001, p. 34
  57. Poems from France (1967)
  58. Poems from Italy (1985)
    1 Review
  59. [+]
    The Poems of Stanley Kunitz (Review)
    The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928-1978, by Stanley Kunitz
    1. The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928-1978 by Stanley Kunitz
    The Saturday Review, October 1980, pp. 82-83
  60. Poems, 1947-1957 (1958)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  61. [+]
    The Poet of the City (Review)
    The Complete Poems of Cavafy, by Constantine Cavafy
    1. The Complete Poems of Cavafy by Constantine Cavafy
    The New Republic, November 13, 1961, pp. 29-32
  62. Poetry
    White Death
    The American Mercury, April 1938, p. 480
  63. Pompes Funebres
    The New Republic, June 23, 1958, pp. 19-21
  64. Puptents and Pebbles (1959)
    A Nonsense ABC
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  65. Books
    Race Rule in Washington
    The New Republic, March 27, 1965, pp. 21-25
  66. [+]
    Rewarded journeys (Review)
    Secret Destinations, by Charles Causley
    1. Secret Destinations by Charles Causley
    The New Criterion, November 1990, pp. 80-82
  67. Scenes of a Russian winter
    The New Criterion, April 1996, pp. 24-34
  68. Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue (1957)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  69. [+]
    Servant of a Great Daimon (Review)
    The Sky Above the Roof, by Paul Verlaine
    1. The Sky Above the Roof by Paul Verlaine
    The Saturday Review, July 12, 1958, p. 29
  70. Slave Bracelets
    The New Republic, April 17, 1965, pp. 18-19
  71. The Spectra Hoax (1961)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  72. Still-Life
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1949, p. 75
  73. Books
    [+]
    The storm and all: a new look at Montale (Review)
    The Storm and Other Things, by Eugenio Montale
    1. The Storm and Other Things by Eugenio Montale
    The New Criterion, October 1986, pp. 71-74
  74. Summertime
    Argosy, August 1954, p. 4
  75. The Ten
    The New Republic, April 30, 1956, p. 19
  76. The Tin Can, and Other Poems (1966)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  77. [+]
    Tough-Minded and Humble (2 Reviews)
    New Poems, 1965-1969, by A.D. Hope
    1. New Poems, 1965-1969 by A.D. Hope
    2. The Cave and the Spring by A.D. Hope
    The American Scholar, Winter 1971, pp. 174-177
  78. Letters
    Translating Montale
    The New Criterion, June 1987, pp. 86-94
  79. [+]
    Two Returns to Africa (2 Reviews)
    Shadows on the Grass, by Isak Dinesen
    1. Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dinesen
    2. A Tourist in Africa by Evelyn Waugh
    The New Republic, January 23, 1961, p. 18
  80. The Typewriter Bird
    The New Republic, July 29, 1957, p. 20
  81. Typewriter Town (1960)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  82. Vincent Van Gogh
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1951, p. 83
  83. Viva!
    The New Republic, September 22, 1958, p. 19
  84. [+]
    What Shall We Do with the Gifted Child? (Review)
    The Truly Handicapped
    1. The Child Buyer by John Hersey
    The New Republic, October 10, 1960, p. 25
  85. [+]
    When Poets Rise to the Occasion (Review)
    Poetry from Hidden Springs, by Paul Jordan-Smith
    1. Poetry from Hidden Springs by Paul Jordan-Smith
    The New Republic, April 23, 1962, p. 17
  86. [+]
    Words from a Ruined Fortress (Review)
    Promises: Poems 1954-1956, by Robert Penn Warren
    1. Promises: Poems 1954-1956 by Robert Penn Warren
    The New Republic, October 14, 1957, p. 18
  87. The World Below the Window (1998)
    Poems 1937-1997
    1 Review
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