October 19, 2023 issue
Anahid Nersessian is a Professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles. A new edition of her book Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse was published last year. (September 2023)
Poems to Wake the Corpses
Joyce Mansour, the Syrian-Jewish writer whom André Breton called “the greatest poet of our time,” is the latest female member of the Surrealist circle to be reintroduced to the public.
Emerald Wounds: Selected Poems of Joyce Mansour
translated from the French by Emilie Moorhouse and edited by Emilie Moorhouse and Garrett Caples
September 21, 2023 issue
The Republic of Translation
Two new translations of poetry travel from ancient Sardinia to modern Paris.
by Antonella Anedda, translated from the Italian and the Sardinian by Patrizio Ceccagnoli and Susan Stewart
by Stéphane Bouquet, translated from the French by Lindsay Turner
July 20, 2023 issue
The Couple Form
Two new poetry collections embrace the potential of traditional forms and of breaking away from them.
Couplets: A Love Story
by Maggie Millner
A Queen in Bucks County
by Kay Gabriel
April 6, 2023 issue
Reckoning with Silence
Dionne Brand’s poetry has the weight and sonority of prophetic utterance without a hint of melodrama.
Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems
by Dionne Brand
February 9, 2023 issue
Björk has always been a techno-utopian, and the environmentalist strain in her music has only grown more pronounced over time.
an album by Björk
December 22, 2022 issue
A Vivisectional Style
A new biography of John Donne argues for the sensuality and strangeness of both his work and his life.
Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne
by Katherine Rundell
November 24, 2022 issue
Two poets take up meter and rhyme to consider the city of Blade Runner and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The Discarded Life
by Adam Kirsch
My Hollywood and Other Poems
by Boris Dralyuk
October 20, 2022 issue
The intention behind Forough Farrokhzad's poetry, particularly her erotic poetry, was not just to express herself but to match the complexities of twentieth-century life.
Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season: Selected Poems
by Forough Farrokhzad, translated from the Persian by Elizabeth T. Gray Jr.
May 12, 2022 issue
Winter Recipes from the Collective, Louise Glück’s first collection since winning the Nobel, is a work of extreme concision, in which complicated feelings have been pared down to their minimum.
Winter Recipes from the Collective
by Louise Glück
March 24, 2022 issue
Love for Sale
Eva Illouz’s The End of Love presents a world starkly divided between male and female, straight and gay, sex and love, dignity and humiliation.
The End of Love: A Sociology of Negative Relations
by Eva Illouz
January 13, 2022 issue
The Escape Artist
Richard Zenith takes a panoramic approach to Fernando Pessoa's biography, setting the writer's orderly, insular way of life against the riotous backdrop of the early twentieth century.
Pessoa: A Biography
by Richard Zenith
October 7, 2021 issue