It operates as a refuge for a civilizing element in short supply in contemporary America: honest criticism
Notes & Comments
The treatment of John McAdams at Marquette University reveals the newest level of intolerance in the world of higher education.
On the latest initiative out of Wesleyan University.
A deeper look into In a Station of the Metro reveals much about Pound's development as a poet.
by Paul Dean
On Cambridge University Press's seven-volume collection of Ben Jonson's works.
by David Yezzi
Poets, like journalists, historians, are after the truth. But what kind of truth, exactly, do we find in poetry?
A new selection of Langston Hughes's letters shows how the "beloved bard of black America" was caught between the world he was born into and the one his poetry embodied.
Introduction to a selection from Hesiod's Work and Days, translated by A. E. Stallings
On Churchill at New York’s New World Stages; An Octoroon at Theatre for a New Audience & The Events at New York Theatre Workshop.
by Marco Grassi
“Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
by Karen Wilkin
On “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
On "Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds” at High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
"The Critique of Reason: Romantic Art, 1760–1860” at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.
by James Panero
On “between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif” at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery; “Tadasky: Control and Invention, 1964–2008” at D. Wigmore Fine Art & “Breaking Pattern” at Minus Space.
On James MacMillan's Piano Concerto No. 3; Jamie Barton and Bradley Moore at Zenkel Hall; Behzod Abduraimov at Weill Recital Hall & more.
by John Simon
on The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 3, 1957-1965 by Samuel Beckett,George Craig,Martha Dow Fehsenfeld,Dan Gunn,Lois More Overbeck
by Micah Mattix
on Poetry Notebook: Reflections on the Intensity of Language by Clive James
by Ian Tuttle
on The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawford
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