Sadism and the Art of Fiction

There is a mass grave outside Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where, as the Telegraph reported, "some of the more than 220,000 victims of the January 12, 2010 earthquake lie." As this review is being written, news outlets are doing their best to wrest … [Read more]

Donald Hall, Naked without Poetry

Essays read elsewhere delivered (“nothing but elegy”) a sense for what Hall’s life became after Jane Kenyon. I knew what I was in for. Or so I thought. Fifty four pages into the book, there’s no poetry but a snip from one of hers. There are … [Read more]