Articles of Note

Rudyard Kipling's “If—” was an instant hit, a poetic paean to moral generalities, a classic of righteous certitude. But read it again; note the mounting anxiety... more »

New Books

Ted Hughes believed that poetry originates from injury: The deeper the wound, the better the art. Yet some of his best poetry predates his worst wounds... more »

Essays & Opinions

Mass surveillance may seem eerily futuristic, but it marks a return to a time when we were watched by an omniscient authority,. We called it God... more »