Jack Gilbert

Not Done With Her Changes: A Review of Maria Mazziotti Gillan’s “The Silence in an Empty House”

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The arrogance of triumph comes to inhabit these poems. And their final meaning is nothing less than a luminous joy the poet can affirm even in the midst of loss.

Holiday Special

by Evan Hansen Poetry and Poetics

Wandering the shadowless aisles of the supermarket a couple of days ago, I passed a colorful phalanx of plastic-shielded, heart-shaped cakes.  Realizing that Valentine’s Day was nigh, that other people would be putting forkfuls of these hearts into their mouths in the hours that followed, and that a good many of these displayed hearts would […]