Interviewing Janet Malcolm
by Dan Chiasson • from Bicentennial • Alfred A. Knopf
Dan Chiasson is the author of three previous collections of poetry, most recently Where's the Moon, There's the Moon.
In the topsy-turvy world of Bicentennial, history has both happened and is waiting to happen; boys grow up to be men; men never forget what it is to be boys; and fatherhood is the best answer to fatherlessness.
March 7, 2014
"Logan doesn't go so far as to suggest, as Eliot did (and then later repented), that 'the poetic critic is criticizing poetry in order to create poetry.' It's more that Logan the poet has taken Logan the critic along for the ride: 'I began to write criticism,' he told one interviewer, 'because I needed the money, but I kept writing because I needed the discipline,' admitting elsewhere to 'the terrible knowledge that I was a better reader when I read for hire, that I read more intently when driven by necessity.' Despite such downplaying, the two projects are clearly related. How could they not be? The poet doesn't black out, only to come to hours later, a review steaming on his desk."—David Yezzi
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Dark Room Collective
- David Caplan
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- Mona Lisa Saloy
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- Beverly Burch
- Murray Silverstein
- Jim Zola
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- Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum
- Katherine E. Young
- Thomas Dilworth
- Shann Ray
- Vandana Khanna
- Carl Dennis
- Willie Perdomo
- Adam Sol
- Elise Cowen, ed. Tony Triglio
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- Robin Chapman
- Charles Rafferty
- Lorraine Doran
- Tim Peeler
- Joseph Hutchison
- Lee Passarella
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Robyn Creswell interviews Kevin Prufer.
Wilfred Owen, by Guy Cuthbertson, reviewed by Jason Cowley.
E.E. Cummings: A Life, by Susan Cheever, reviewed by Philip Marchand.
John Ridland remembers Barry Spacks.
New collections by Scottish poets Jen Hadfield and John Burnside reviewed by Matthew Sperling.
Germaine Greer on The Poetry of Sex, edited by Sophie Hannah. MORE