THE POET BY DAY

In a letter to Emma Lazarus about Alide, an episode of Goethe’s Life. the Russian novelist Turgenev wrote  “An author who writes as you do is not a pupil in art anymore;...

“The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the “creative” is...

“Even I, childless one, intend to write New Yorker fiction in the Cheever style but all my stories tell where I came from.” Family Tree It’s always a special pleasure to explore...

“Live not for Battles Won. Live not for The-End-of-the-Song. Live in the along.” Report from Part One There is so much about Gwendolyn Brooks and her work that is remarkable and...