Perhaps what makes bill Knott’s poetry so addictive is his uncanny ability to turn language inside out.
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead is mostly a straight-ahead telling of the vivid life of the National Lampoon.
A series of new and recent recordings by Boston orchestras demonstrate that, in the right hands, symphonic music since 1945 remains alive and well, still powerful, fresh, and vibrant.
Mothers & Sons raises important questions about struggle, acceptance, and love, dramatizing battles that are still being waged.
In 1939, Clifford Odets wrote that ‘we are living at a time when new art works should shoot bullets.” Fat chance of any shots coming from our voluntarily disarmed theaters.
So much of what this novel has to say feels bracing and necessary. This is where a good part of America lives—dangling over a chasm.
Far from being the cool, detached, and cerebral creations of the color field artists, these quilts, imagined in their intended context, are deeply personal, sensuous, and alive.
The moral urgency and the humane distribution of Adelle Waldman’s authorial sympathy are evident everywhere in “The Love Affair of Nathaniel P.”
Despite his weakness for overwriting, Bob Shacochis has a good and sad story to tell, and he gets through it with a degree of mastery.
This meticulous biography of Anglo-American poet Denise Levertov is the labor of many years and of deep reflection and care.