Life Work

Well, not to be tooting my own horn, but I think this would be of interest to readers here: I wrote a piece on a slim memoir by the celebrated poet Donald Hall, Life Work, that was published over at Fieldnotes Magazine today (a magazine which, in the interest of full disclosure, I edited through March of [Read More...]

Love Poem

Today, one of my favorites, by the great Donald Hall. What I love about this tiny poem is how it can capture, in images, a universal experience, and make us see it in a new way – something poetry, like all art, can do. Love Poem When you fall in love, you jockey your horse [Read More...]

Books Everyone Should Read When They Graduate

The Daily Beast recently ran an article in which some famous writers and academics list books they think everyone should read right after they graduate from college. It’s a fascinating list, ranging from Shakespeare to works of philosophy and biographies and even some economics. That made me want to make a list, which I’ll restrict [Read More...]


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