An essay on reading poetry, dead reindeer, evil, numbness, and nightmares.
“Apophatic” criticism is the literary analogue to apophatic theology. I use the category to discuss Ben Lerner and Steve Mitchelmore.
The Undiscovered Country is William Logan’s fourth book of poetry criticism. He is a poet himself – whose poems I confess I have never read – but I think it would be hard for his poetry to come up to the level of his criticism. Contemporary poetry is one of many blind spots in my … Continue reading William Logan: The Undiscovered Country
This is a list of the best books I read this year. They aren’t necessarily new books (though some are), just my favorites from the whim-guided cataract of my book table. Links go to Amazon, because that was the easiest way to get pictures, and they are set up so that if you buy one of the … Continue reading My Favorite Books in 2015