Jana Prikryl

Jana Prikryl’s first book of poems, The After Party, will be 
published in 2016. She is a Senior Editor at The New York Review. Her essay in this issue appears in somewhat different form in the ­Criterion Collection’s recent release of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders.
 (September 2015)

  • Thomas Struth: Style Without Style

    January 26, 2015

    One of the remarkable lessons of the photographer Thomas Struth’s forty-year career is what great range—and how expressive a style—is available within an approach that aspires to complete neutrality.

  • How to Beat a Dead Octopus

    April 7, 2011

    It’s been argued that poetry is an ailing art—indeed, National Poetry Month itself often seems to me a defibrillator desperately applied to the limp body of lyric poetry, while the world’s novels and memoirs and tweets and video games mill around, loud, vertical, and indifferent—but reading the last five decades of poems in the Review is a pretty good antidote to such anxieties.