“The Gospel According to Kelly, Night-Shift Manager, Forest City Fuel & Foods”
Lost in CourtHow one of Ben Jonson's masterpieces found the world by leaving it behind.
"The Enigma of the Infinitesimal"
"The Irises" for Charles Wright
"Alan the Plumber" by Patrick Phillips
In Praise of Memorizing Poetry—BadlyWhat we learn by misremembering our favorite lines.
Speaking in TonguesWhere pop meets Modernism.
"The Sculptor and His Muse"(Rodin, 1894)
Seize the DayTwo poets race to make the most of their scarce time on Earth.
Damned GreatWhy are William Cowper's poems so witty? Because he was convinced he was going to hell.
"Sandwich Notch Road, Two Days Before Christmas"Six Months
Lullaby and LaughterThe strange appeal of George Gascoigne's self-inspecting humor.