Ruth Lepson’s method in these poems is to encourage us listen as carefully as she does.
Yakovlev’s poems speak to the reader quietly, with assumed familiarity.
John Taylor introduces readers to an amazing array of sensibilities and life histories in a babel of languages from an atlas of nations.
James Tate remains true to himself. These prose-poems are often stellar, harrowingly distinctive, and worthy of repeat visits.
In this excellent biography, Robert Crawford succeeds admirably in detailing T.S. Eliot’s early intellectual development.
Poet Klaus Merz wields his deceptively simple diction in order to pry open hidden secrets: what we leave unsaid, what we neglect, avoid.
Part of the maturity of Davey McGravy is how, though each poem has its own shape, each is a necessary part of the whole.
Peter Gizzi is a master at allowing his poetic language to summon its own range of meanings, rather than blatantly declaring them to the reader.
Editor Jon Stallworthy’s preference in this superb anthology is for poems that question, or provoke questions about, war.
Looking deeply into things and, by no means least of all, into other human beings implies meditating on brevity, on ephemerality—and this is what Tone Škrjanec does in this book.