He was addicted to entertainment but thought it caused “a sort of emptiness.”
What Happens When a Great Editor Writes His First Novel
June 01, 2015
You get a paean to literary fandom that could have used a little more editing.
How should we think about Kenneth Goldsmith's poetic remixes?
His latest colleciton of essays, Poetry Notebook, is a masterful argument for the importance of poetry.
Why Couldn’t Patrick Leigh Fermor Finish His Masterpiece?
December 22, 2014
The incompleteness of a certain kind of aesthetic object can inspire additional devotion.
The 'Best American' Series Is the Ditzy Cheerleader for American Writing
September 30, 2014
Whatever happened to critical thinking?
Miss de Beauvoir, Meet 'Alien v. Predator'
August 28, 2014
The pastiche poetry of Michael Robbins.