Articles of Note

Onanism and its discontents. Condemnation has given way to acceptance. But talk of self-pleasure is still likely to produce giggles... more »

New Books

When poets are parents. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an exemplary father; Robert Lowell, not so much. How does becoming a dad change how one writes?... more »

Essays & Opinions

"Write write write till your fingers break!” And Anton Chekhov did: 700 novellas, short stories, plays, even autopsy reports, all crammed into 23 years ... more »