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  1. [+]
    All Too Real (3 Reviews)
    Work, for the Night is Coming, by Jared Carter
    1. Work, for the Night is Coming by Jared Carter
    2. A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far by Adrienne Rich
    3. One for the Rose by Philip Levine
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1981, pp. 32-36
  2. [+]
    American Poet (Review)
    Robert Lowell: A Biography, by Ian Hamilton
    1. Robert Lowell: A Biography by Ian Hamilton
    The New York Review of Books, December 2, 1982, pp. 3-5
  3. The Critics
    [+]
    American X-Rays (Review)
    Selected Poems 1947-1995, by Allen Ginsberg
    1. Selected Poems 1947-1995 by Allen Ginsberg
    The New Yorker, November 4, 1996, pp. 98-101
  4. [+]
    Anglo-Celtic Attitudes (5 Reviews)
    Woman Police Officer in Elevator, by James Lasdun
    1. Woman Police Officer in Elevator by James Lasdun
    2. Rest for the Wicked by Glyn Maxwell
    3. Selected Poems, 1968-1983 by Paul Muldoon
    4. The Annals of Chile by Paul Muldoon
    5. Paul Muldoon by Tim Kendall and Peter McDonald
    The New York Review of Books, November 6, 1997, pp. 57-60
  5. [+]
    Anxiety of Innocence (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 Republic, November 22, 1993, pp. 27-34
  6. [+]
    Ardor and Artifice (Review)
    Collected Poems, by James Merrill, J.D. McClatchy, and Stephen Yenser, ...
    1. Collected Poems by James Merrill, J.D. McClatchy, and Stephen Yenser, ...
    The New Yorker, March 12, 2001, pp. 100-104
  7. [+]
    The Art of Antithesis (2 Reviews)
    The Bars of Atlantis, by Durs Grunbein
    1. The Bars of Atlantis by Durs Grunbein
    2. Descartes' Devil by Durs Grunbein
    The New Republic, June 24, 2010, pp. 28-31
  8. [+]
    The Art of Losing (Review)
    Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box, by Elizabeth Bishop and Alice Quinn
    1. Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box by Elizabeth Bishop and Alice Quinn
    The New Republic, April 3, 2006, pp. 33-37
  9. The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets (1997)
    5 Reviews
  10. [+]
    Art, Life & Dr. Williams (3 Reviews)
    William Carlos Williams, by Robert Coles
    1. William Carlos Williams by Robert Coles
    2. William Carlos Williams: Poet from Jersey by Reed Whittemore
    3. The Embodiment of Knowledge by William Carlos Williams and Ron Loewinsohn
    The New York Review of Books, November 13, 1975, pp. 17-19
  11. [+]
    Ascent into Limbo (Review)
    Materialism, by Jorie Graham
    1. Materialism by Jorie Graham
    The New Republic, July 11, 1994, pp. 27-31
  12. [+]
    Ashes of Centuries (2 Reviews)
    New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001, by Czeslaw Milosz
    1. New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001 by Czeslaw Milosz
    2. To Begin Where I Am by Czeslaw Milosz, Madeline Levine, and Bogdana Carpenter, ...
    The Harpers Monthly, April 2002, pp. 72-76
  13. [+]
    Attention, Shoppers (Review)
    Where Shall I Wander, by John Ashbery
    1. Where Shall I Wander by John Ashbery
    The New Republic, March 7, 2005, pp. 30-33
  14. [+]
    The Back Stacks (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 Republic, June 19, 2000, pp. 41-44
  15. [+]
    Between the Potency and the Existency (2 Reviews)
    The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Vol. I, 1898-1922, by Valerie Eliot, Hugh Haughton, and T.S....
    1. The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Vol. I, 1898-1922 by Valerie Eliot, Hugh Haughton, and T.S. Eliot
    2. The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Vol. II, 1923-25 by Valerie Eliot, Hugh Haughton, and T.S. Eliot
    The New Republic, April 29, 2010, pp. 30-33
  16. [+]
    Body and Soul (Review)
    The Sacrifice, by Frank Bidart
    1. The Sacrifice by Frank Bidart
    The New Republic, October 10, 1983, pp. 24-27
  17. [+]
    The Booby Trap (Review)
    Great Books, by David Denby
    1. Great Books by David Denby
    The New Republic, October 7, 1996, pp. 34-37
  18. Books
    On Marianne Moore
    The New Yorker, October 16, 1978, pp. 168-193
  19. Books
    [+]
    Poets (4 Reviews)
    Hart Crane and Yvor Winters, by Thomas Parkinson, Hart Crane, and Yvor Winters
    1. Hart Crane and Yvor Winters by Thomas Parkinson, Hart Crane, and Yvor Winters
    2. The Broken Blockhouse Wall by John Peck
    3. Nonsense and Wonder by Thomas Byrom
    4. Mind Breaths by Allen Ginsberg
    The New Yorker, September 18, 1978, pp. 165-172
  20. Books
    [+]
    The Mind's Assertive Flow (Review)
    Goshawk, Antelope, by Dave Smith
    1. Goshawk, Antelope by Dave Smith
    The New Yorker, June 30, 1980, pp. 96-104
  21. Books
    From Fragments a World Perfect at Last
    The New Yorker, March 19, 1984, pp. 138-145
  22. Books
    [+]
    Chronicles of Love and Loss (Review)
    From the First Nine, by James Merrill
    1. From the First Nine by James Merrill
    The New Yorker, May 21, 1984, pp. 124-130
  23. Books
    [+]
    To Be a Sun Again (Review)
    The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957-1987, by Eliot Weinberger and Octavio Paz
    1. The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957-1987 by Eliot Weinberger and Octavio Paz
    The New Yorker, April 4, 1988, pp. 97-100
  24. Books
    [+]
    Huge Pits of Darkness, High Peaks of Light (Review)
    Rock and Hawk, by Robinson Jeffers and Robert Hass
    1. Rock and Hawk by Robinson Jeffers and Robert Hass
    The New Yorker, December 26, 1988, pp. 91-94
  25. Books
    [+]
    Veracity Unshaken (Review)
    Sumerian Vistas, by A.R. Ammons
    1. Sumerian Vistas by A.R. Ammons
    The New Yorker, February 15, 1988, pp. 100-108
  26. Books
    [+]
    Drawn to Figments and Occasion (Review)
    A Hunger, by Lucie Brock-Broido
    1. A Hunger by Lucie Brock-Broido
    The New Yorker, August 7, 1989, pp. 93-95
  27. Books
    [+]
    "A Wounded Man Falling Towards Me" (Review)
    The Government of the Tongue, by Seamus Heaney
    1. The Government of the Tongue by Seamus Heaney
    The New Yorker, March 13, 1989, pp. 102-110
  28. Books
    [+]
    The War in the Streets, the War in the Air, the War in the Heavens (Review)
    War Stories, by Howard Nemerov
    1. War Stories by Howard Nemerov
    The New Yorker, September 18, 1989, pp. 133-138
  29. [+]
    Books: A Lifelong Poem Including History (Review)
    Collected Poems, 1947-1980, by Allen Ginsberg
    1. Collected Poems, 1947-1980 by Allen Ginsberg
    The New Yorker, January 13, 1986, pp. 77-83
  30. The Critics
    [+]
    Books: A Nobel for the North (Review)
    The Redress of Poetry, by Seamus Heaney
    1. The Redress of Poetry by Seamus Heaney
    The New Yorker, October 23, 1995, pp. 84-89
  31. [+]
    Books: A Steely Glitter Chasing Shadows (Review)
    Flow Chart, by John Ashbery
    1. Flow Chart by John Ashbery
    The New Yorker, August 3, 1992, pp. 73-78
  32. [+]
    Books: An Intractable Metal (Review)
    The Collected Poems, by Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
    1. The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
    The New Yorker, February 15, 1982, pp. 124-137
  33. [+]
    Books: Critical Methods (Review)
    Criticism in the Wilderness, by Geoffrey H. Hartman
    1. Criticism in the Wilderness by Geoffrey H. Hartman
    The New Yorker, May 3, 1982, pp. 158-164
  34. [+]
    Books: Echo Soundings, Seaches, Probes (Review)
    Station Island, by Seamus Heaney
    1. Station Island by Seamus Heaney
    The New Yorker, September 23, 1985, pp. 108-115
  35. [+]
    Books: J.B.Y. (Review)
    Prodigal Father, by William M. Murphy
    1. Prodigal Father by William M. Murphy
    The New Yorker, January 8, 1979, pp. 66-76
  36. [+]
    Books: Married to Hurry and Grim Song (Review)
    The End of Beauty, by Jorie Graham
    1. The End of Beauty by Jorie Graham
    The New Yorker, July 27, 1987, pp. 74-76
  37. [+]
    Books: Poets' Prose (2 Reviews)
    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
    2. The Collected Letters of W.B. Yeats: Volume I, 1865-1895 by John Kelly, Eric Domville, and W.B. Yeats
    The New Yorker, March 16, 1987, pp. 94-103
  38. [+]
    Books: Sentences Hammered in Metal (Review)
    The Collected Poems, 1931-1987, by Czeslaw Milosz
    1. The Collected Poems, 1931-1987 by Czeslaw Milosz
    The New Yorker, October 24, 1988, pp. 122-129
  39. [+]
    Books: V Work (Review)
    Mirabell: Books of Number, by James Merrill
    1. Mirabell: Books of Number by James Merrill
    The New Yorker, September 3, 1979, pp. 95-104
  40. [+]
    Books: Youth Lost and Kept (2 Reviews)
    Journals, 1939-1983, by Stephen Spender and John Goldsmith
    1. Journals, 1939-1983 by Stephen Spender and John Goldsmith
    2. Collected Poems, 1928-1985 by Stephen Spender
    The New Yorker, November 10, 1986, pp. 138-143
  41. [+]
    Breakfast with Miss Bishop (Review)
    One Art: Letters, by Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Giroux
    1. One Art: Letters by Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Giroux
    The New York Review of Books, June 9, 1994, pp. 39-41
  42. The Breaking of Style (1995)
    Hopkins, Heaney, Graham
    2 Reviews
  43. [+]
    Breath of Art (Review)
    The Dead Girl, by Melanie Thernstrom
    1. The Dead Girl by Melanie Thernstrom
    The New York Review of Books, March 28, 1991, pp. 49-52
  44. [+]
    A Carnal Time, a Mortal Time (Review)
    Conjunctions and Disjunctions, by Octavio Paz
    1. Conjunctions and Disjunctions by Octavio Paz
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1974, pp. 686-687
  45. Books
    [+]
    Choices (Review)
    Selected Poems, 1966-1987, by Seamus Heaney
    1. Selected Poems, 1966-1987 by Seamus Heaney
    The New Yorker, April 15, 1991, pp. 99-102
  46. [+]
    Chronicles of Love and Loss (Review)
    A Scattering of Salts, by James Merrill
    1. A Scattering of Salts by James Merrill
    The New York Review of Books, May 11, 1995, pp. 46-50
  47. [+]
    Comic and Elegiac (2 Reviews)
    Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow, by August Kleinzahler
    1. Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow by August Kleinzahler
    2. Atlantis by Mark Doty
    The New Yorker, April 8, 1996, pp. 100-101
  48. [+]
    The Creeping Griffon (2 Reviews)
    Hundreds of Fireflies, by Brad Leithauser
    1. Hundreds of Fireflies by Brad Leithauser
    2. Monolithos by Jack Gilbert
    The New York Review of Books, September 23, 1982, pp. 41-44
  49. [+]
    Dear Delmore, (Review)
    Letters of Delmore Schwartz, by Robert S. Phillips and Delmore Schwartz
    1. Letters of Delmore Schwartz by Robert S. Phillips and Delmore Schwartz
    The New York Review of Books, April 11, 1985, pp. 7-10
  50. [+]
    Death of a Soul (Review)
    Scar Tissue, by Michael Ignatieff
    1. Scar Tissue by Michael Ignatieff
    The New York Review of Books, October 20, 1994, pp. 9-13
  51. [+]
    Defender of the Earth (Review)
    The Shadow of Sirius, by W.S. Merwin
    1. The Shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin
    The New York Review of Books, March 26, 2009, pp. 37-39
  52. [+]
    The Democratic Eye (Review)
    A Worldly Country, by John Ashbery
    1. A Worldly Country by John Ashbery
    The New York Review of Books, March 29, 2007, pp. 20-22
  53. [+]
    Desert Storm (2 Reviews)
    Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land, by Herman Melville, Hayford Harrison, a...
    1. Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land by Herman Melville, Hayford Harrison, and Alma A. Macdougall, ...
    2. Journals by Howard C. Horsford, Lynn Horth, and Herman Melville, ...
    The New Republic, December 7, 1992, pp. 39-42
  54. Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries (2010)
    1 Review
  55. [+]
    Election and Reprobation (Review)
    Collected Poems, by Donald Davie
    1. Collected Poems by Donald Davie
    The New Yorker, January 18, 1993, pp. 107-110
  56. [+]
    The Explorer (Review)
    I. A. Richards: His Life and Work, by John Paul Russo
    1. I. A. Richards: His Life and Work by John Paul Russo
    The New York Review of Books, April 27, 1989, pp. 44-47
  57. The Faber Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  58. [+]
    Fanciness and Fatality (2 Reviews)
    Horse Latitudes, by Paul Muldoon
    1. Horse Latitudes by Paul Muldoon
    2. The End of the Poem by Paul Muldoon
    The New Republic, November 6, 2006, pp. 26-33
  59. [+]
    Fears and Farewells (Review)
    Late Settings, by James Merrill
    1. Late Settings by James Merrill
    The New Republic, August 5, 1985, pp. 34-38
  60. [+]
    Feminism and Literature (9 Reviews)
    Beyond Feminist Aesthetics, by Rita Felski
    1. Beyond Feminist Aesthetics by Rita Felski
    2. Women, Class and the Feminist Imagination by Karen V. Hansen and Ilene J. Philipson
    3. Feminism/Postmodernism by Linda J. Nicholson
    4. Women Writers of the Seventeenth Century by Katharina M. Wilson and Frank J. Warnke
    5. Eighteenth Century Women Poets by Roger Lonsdale
    6. Hamlet's Mother and Other Women by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
    7. No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, Vol. I by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar
    8. No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, Vol. II by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar
    9. Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia
    The New York Review of Books, May 31, 1990, pp. 19-25
  61. 'Feminism in Danger'
    An Addendum
    The New York Review of Books, August 16, 1990, p. 58
  62. [+]
    Flower Power (Review)
    The Wild Iris, by Louise Gluck
    1. The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck
    The New Republic, May 24, 1993, p. 35
  63. [+]
    Four Prized Poets (4 Reviews)
    Blackbird Bye Bye, by April Bernard
    1. Blackbird Bye Bye by April Bernard
    2. The Night Parade by Edward Hirsch
    3. Acrimony by Michael Hofmann
    4. The Daylight Moon by Les A. Murray
    The New York Review of Books, August 17, 1989, pp. 26-30
  64. [+]
    The Friendship of Cal and Elizabeth (Review)
    Words in Air, by Thomas Travisano, Saskia Hamilton, and Elizabeth Bishop, ...
    1. Words in Air by Thomas Travisano, Saskia Hamilton, and Elizabeth Bishop, ...
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 2008, pp. 72-75
  65. The Given and the Made (1996)
    Strategies of Poetic Redefinition
    2 Reviews
  66. [+]
    Green Words (2 Reviews)
    John Clare: A Biography, by Jonathan Bate
    1. John Clare: A Biography by Jonathan Bate
    2. "I Am": The Selected Poetry of John Clare by Jonathan Bate and John Clare
    The New Republic, May 10, 2004, pp. 23-28
  67. [+]
    The Hectorer (Review)
    The Strength of Poetry, by James Fenton
    1. The Strength of Poetry by James Fenton
    The New Republic, April 2, 2001, pp. 29-31
  68. [+]
    Her Own Society (Review)
    My Wars Are Laid Away in Books, by Alfred Habegger
    1. My Wars Are Laid Away in Books by Alfred Habegger
    The New Republic, December 10, 2001, pp. 32-39
  69. [+]
    The Hunting of Wallace Stevens (3 Reviews)
    Wallace Stevens, by Milton J. Bates
    1. Wallace Stevens by Milton J. Bates
    2. Wallace Stevens by George S. Lensing
    3. Wallace Stevens: The Early Years, 1879-1923 by Joan Richardson
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 1986, pp. 42-47
  70. [+]
    The Hurt Soul (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 New Republic, August 4, 2003, pp. 30-37
  71. I.A. Richards
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1980, pp. 499-503
  72. [+]
    'Ice and Fire and Solitude' (Review)
    Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose, by Frank Kermode, Joan Richardson, and Wal...
    1. Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose by Frank Kermode, Joan Richardson, and Wallace Stevens, ...
    The New York Review of Books, December 4, 1997, pp. 39-42
  73. Books
    [+]
    Imagination Pressing Back (3 Reviews)
    In the Western Night, by Frank Bidart
    1. In the Western Night by Frank Bidart
    2. Popular Culture by Albert Goldbarth
    3. Westward by Amy Clampitt
    The New Yorker, June 10, 1991, pp. 103-110
  74. [+]
    In the Zoo of the New (4 Reviews)
    The Triumph of Achilles, by Louise Gluck
    1. The Triumph of Achilles by Louise Gluck
    2. Local Time by Stephen Dunn
    3. Cats of the Temple by Brad Leithauser
    4. Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove
    The New York Review of Books, October 23, 1986, pp. 47-51
  75. [+]
    The Inconsolable (2 Reviews)
    Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life, by William H. Pritchard
    1. Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life by William H. Pritchard
    2. Selected Poems by Randall Jarrell and William H. Pritchard
    The New Republic, July 23, 1990, pp. 32-35
  76. Interview
    The Art of Criticism III
    The Paris Review, Winter 1996, pp. 166-212
  77. James Merrill's Myth
    An Interview
    The New York Review of Books, May 3, 1979, p. 12
  78. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 22, 1979, pp. 49-52
  79. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 17, 1980, pp. 48-52
  80. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 29, 1984, pp. 48-52
  81. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 6, 1986, pp. 60-64
  82. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 7, 1987, pp. 47-52
  83. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 3, 1994, pp. 44-48
  84. [+]
    Life Itself (Review)
    Collected Poems, by D.J. Enright
    1. Collected Poems by D.J. Enright
    The New York Review of Books, February 24, 2000, pp. 26-29
  85. [+]
    Life Studies (Review)
    The Collected Prose, by Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Giroux
    1. The Collected Prose by Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Giroux
    The New York Review of Books, February 16, 1984, pp. 3-5
  86. [+]
    Long Live Mr. Cogito! (Review)
    The Collected Poems, 1956-1998, by Zbigniew Herbert and Alissa Valles
    1. The Collected Poems, 1956-1998 by Zbigniew Herbert and Alissa Valles
    The New Republic, August 27, 2007, pp. 37-43
  87. [+]
    Looking for Poetry in America (3 Reviews)
    Twentieth Century Pleasures, by Robert Hass
    1. Twentieth Century Pleasures by Robert Hass
    2. Local Assays by Dave Smith
    3. American Poetry and Culture, 1945-1980 by Robert von Hallberg
    The New York Review of Books, November 7, 1985, pp. 53-60
  88. [+]
    Malevolent Flippancy (Review)
    The Complete Poems, by Anne Sexton
    1. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
    The New Republic, November 11, 1981, pp. 33-35
  89. [+]
    Mapping the Air (2 Reviews)
    An Atlas of the Difficult World, by Adrienne Rich
    1. An Atlas of the Difficult World by Adrienne Rich
    2. Region of Unlikeness by Jorie Graham
    The New York Review of Books, November 21, 1991, pp. 50-55
  90. [+]
    The Medley Is the Message (2 Reviews)
    The Rustle of Language, by Roland Barthes
    1. The Rustle of Language by Roland Barthes
    2. The Responsibility of Forms by Roland Barthes
    The New York Review of Books, May 8, 1986, pp. 44-50
  91. [+]
    The Moving Toyshop (2 Reviews)
    The Oxford Book of English Verse, by Christopher B. Ricks
    1. The Oxford Book of English Verse by Christopher B. Ricks
    2. Lives of the Poets by Michael Schmidt
    The New Republic, November 15, 1999, pp. 41-46
  92. [+]
    Myths for Mothers (Review)
    Of Woman Born, by Adrienne Rich
    1. Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich
    The New York Review of Books, September 30, 1976, pp. 16-17
  93. [+]
    A New Head (Review)
    Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid, by Simon Armitage
    1. Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid by Simon Armitage
    The New Republic, February 18, 2009, pp. 44-47
  94. [+]
    New York Pastoral (Review)
    Selected Poems, by James Schuyler
    1. Selected Poems by James Schuyler
    The New York Review of Books, September 29, 1988, pp. 11-12
  95. [+]
    News from the Muse (Review)
    Divine Comedies, by James Merrill
    1. Divine Comedies by James Merrill
    The New York Review of Books, March 18, 1976, pp. 29-31
  96. [+]
    The Nothing That Is (Review)
    Chickamauga, by Charles Wright
    1. Chickamauga by Charles Wright
    The New Republic, August 7, 1995, pp. 42-43
  97. [+]
    Oblivion City (Review)
    Ashes for Breakfast, by Durs Grunbein
    1. Ashes for Breakfast by Durs Grunbein
    The New Republic, November 5, 2008, pp. 44-47
  98. The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar
    An argument for putting the arts and their study at the center of the humanities
    The New Republic, July 19, 2004, pp. 27-31
  99. The Odes of John Keats (1983)
    4 Reviews
  100. On Extended Wings (1970)
    Wallace Stevens' Longer Poems
    1 Review
  101. [+]
    On the Thread of Language (Review)
    The Kingfisher, by Amy Clampitt
    1. The Kingfisher by Amy Clampitt
    The New York Review of Books, March 3, 1983, pp. 19-22
  102. [+]
    One Life, One Writing (Review)
    The Letters of Robert Lowell, by Saskia Hamilton and Robert Lowell
    1. The Letters of Robert Lowell by Saskia Hamilton and Robert Lowell
    The New Republic, June 27, 2005, pp. 32-35
  103. Part of Nature, Part of Us (1980)
    Modern American Poets
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  104. [+]
    Piteously Love Closed (Review)
    Painted Shadow, by Carole Seymour-Jones
    1. Painted Shadow by Carole Seymour-Jones
    The New Republic, June 10, 2002, pp. 33-39
  105. [+]
    A Plain-Style Poet (Review)
    The Fact of a Doorframe, by Adrienne Rich
    1. The Fact of a Doorframe by Adrienne Rich
    The New Republic, January 7, 1985, pp. 32-33
  106. [+]
    Poet of Two Worlds (Review)
    The Fortunate Traveller, by Derek Walcott
    1. The Fortunate Traveller by Derek Walcott
    The New York Review of Books, March 4, 1982, pp. 23-26
  107. [+]
    Poetical Correctness (Review)
    World Poetry, by Katharine Washburn and John S. Major
    1. World Poetry by Katharine Washburn and John S. Major
    The New Republic, June 15, 1998, pp. 34-36
  108. [+]
    The Poetics of Power (Review)
    Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism, by Harold Bloom
    1. Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism by Harold Bloom
    The New Republic, February 17, 1982, p. 31
  109. Poetry
    Seamus Heaney
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1996, pp. 93-96
  110. The Poetry of Louise Gluck
    The New Republic, June 17, 1978, pp. 34-36
  111. [+]
    Poet's Gallery (2 Reviews)
    Dreams in the Mirror, by Richard S. Kennedy
    1. Dreams in the Mirror by Richard S. Kennedy
    2. Frank O'Hara: Poet Among Painters by Marjorie Perloff
    The New York Review of Books, February 7, 1980, pp. 10-15
  112. Books
    [+]
    Posthumous Work and Beautiful Subjects (Review)
    Opus Posthumous, by Wallace Stevens and Samuel French Morse
    1. Opus Posthumous by Wallace Stevens and Samuel French Morse
    The New Yorker, November 12, 1990, pp. 124-132
  113. [+]
    Pudding Stone (Review)
    Robert Lowell: Life and Art, by Steven Gould Axelrod
    1. Robert Lowell: Life and Art by Steven Gould Axelrod
    The New York Review of Books, February 8, 1979, pp. 3-7
  114. [+]
    Ravening Through (Review)
    W. B. Yeats: A Life, Vol II, by R.F. Foster
    1. W. B. Yeats: A Life, Vol II by R.F. Foster
    The New Republic, November 24, 2003, pp. 32-37
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    A Coast of Trees, by A.R. Ammons
    1. A Coast of Trees by A.R. Ammons
    The New Republic, April 25, 1981, pp. 28-31
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    The Varieties of Metaphysical Poetry, by T.S. Eliot and Ronald Schuchard
    1. The Varieties of Metaphysical Poetry by T.S. Eliot and Ronald Schuchard
    The New Republic, December 19, 1994, pp. 34-35
  117. Revision
    Body Language
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1986, pp. 62-67
  118. Seamus Heaney (1998)
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    The Haw Lantern, by Seamus Heaney
    1. The Haw Lantern by Seamus Heaney
    The New York Review of Books, April 28, 1988, pp. 41-44
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    Shadow Train, by John Ashbery
    1. Shadow Train by John Ashbery
    2. Descending Figure by Louise Gluck
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1981, pp. 24-26
  121. Soul Says (1995)
    On Recent Poetry
    3 Reviews
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    1. Cuba Night by Dave Smith
    The New Yorker, April 2, 1990, pp. 113-118
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    1. Poems New and Collected, 1957-1997 by Wislawa Szymborska
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    The New York Review of Books, October 8, 1998, pp. 37-39
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    1. Provinces by Czeslaw Milosz
    2. Beginning With My Streets by Czeslaw Milosz
    3. The Poet's Work by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1992, pp. 44-46
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    The Situation of Poetry, by Robert Pinsky
    1. The Situation of Poetry by Robert Pinsky
    The Nation, September 3, 1977, p. 186
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    Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy, by Carolyn Burke
    1. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy by Carolyn Burke
    2. The Lost Lunar Baedeker by Mina Loy and Roger L. Conover
    The New York Review of Books, September 19, 1996, pp. 57-60
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    Mother Love, by Rita Dove
    1. Mother Love by Rita Dove
    The New Yorker, May 15, 1995, pp. 90-92
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    A Gift Imprisoned, by Ian Hamilton
    1. A Gift Imprisoned by Ian Hamilton
    The New Republic, June 21, 1999, pp. 48-53
  129. Books
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    1. As We Know by John Ashbery
    The New Yorker, March 16, 1981, pp. 108-135
  130. Understanding "The World"
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    View with a Grain of Sand, by Wislawa Szymborska
    1. View with a Grain of Sand by Wislawa Szymborska
    The New Republic, January 1, 1996, pp. 36-38
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    The Life of John Milton, by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski
    1. The Life of John Milton by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski
    2. How Milton Works by Stanley Fish
    The New Republic, July 30, 2001, pp. 35-38
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    The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel, and Langsto...
    1. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel, and Langston Hughes, ...
    The New Republic, March 6, 1995, pp. 37-41
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    A Variety of Voices (Review)
    Days We Would Rather Know, by Michael Blumenthal
    1. Days We Would Rather Know by Michael Blumenthal
    The New Republic, April 16, 1984, pp. 37-39
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    Jackstraws, by Charles Simic
    1. Jackstraws by Charles Simic
    The New York Review of Books, June 10, 1999, pp. 24-26
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    Selected Poems, by Frank O'Hara and Mark Ford
    1. Selected Poems by Frank O'Hara and Mark Ford
    The New Republic, May 28, 2008, pp. 47-50
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    What the Poet Had for Breakfast (2 Reviews)
    Robert Lowell: Collected Prose, by Robert Giroux and Robert Lowell
    1. Robert Lowell: Collected Prose by Robert Giroux and Robert Lowell
    2. Minor Monuments by Howard Moss
    The New Republic, March 30, 1987, pp. 30-32
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    Amazing Grace, by James G. Basker
    1. Amazing Grace by James G. Basker
    The New Republic, December 30, 2002, pp. 27-32
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    1. Poets of World War II by Harvey Shapiro
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    First Awakenings, by Laura Riding Jackson, Elizabeth Friedmann, and Alan J. Clark, ...
    1. First Awakenings by Laura Riding Jackson, Elizabeth Friedmann, and Alan J. Clark, ...
    2. The Word 'Woman' and Other Related Writings by Laura Riding Jackson, Elizabeth Friedmann, and Alan J. Clark, ...
    3. Four Unposted Letters to Catherine by Laura Riding
    4. In Extremis by Deborah Baker
    The New York Review of Books, November 18, 1993, pp. 12-19
  141. Who Is Sylvia?
    The New Republic, November 6, 1989, pp. 98-105
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    I Never Told Anybody, by Kenneth Koch
    1. I Never Told Anybody by Kenneth Koch
    2. The Duplications by Kenneth Koch
    The New York Review of Books, November 24, 1977, pp. 10-14
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    1. Canti by Giacomo Leopardi
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    The Gazer's Spirit, by John Hollander
    1. The Gazer's Spirit by John Hollander
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  145. Yeats's "Vision" and the Later Plays (1963)
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