Dustin Illingworth is a contributor to The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The Nation, and The Times Literary Supplement.
 (May 2020)

IN THE REVIEW

A Lost Original

Self-portrait by Samuel Greenberg, 1916

Poems from the Greenberg Manuscripts

by Samuel Greenberg, edited and with an essay by James Laughlin; new, expanded edition edited by Garrett Caples
On December 20, 1923, Hart Crane, recovering in Woodstock after several months in the “insidious impurity” of New York City and flushed with the effects of his latest poetic stimulant, wrote to the literary critic Gorham Munson: This poet…was a Rimbaud in embryo. Did you ever see some of the …