Articles of Note

An unconfessional poet. While Lowell, Plath, and Rich plumbed personal experience, W.S. Merwin embraced formalism and erudition... more »

New Books

Martin Amis said he was done insulting people in print, but he merely turned his ire on older writers. Is there glory in dissecting the frailties of one’s elders?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Depravity makes for bad art, but not always. It's a mistake to apply norms of social respectability to artistic expression. That way leads to moralistic kitsch... more »