Robert Duncan

People Are Still Being Prosecuted for Legal Marijuana. Obama Hasn't Pardoned One of Them.
March 03, 2014

Obama is tougher on pot than Bush. But Americans like pot more than they like Obama.

Magnum Opus
January 04, 2011

I am besotted with a new book that is also an old book. This is The H.D. Book, by Robert Duncan, a wild, dazzling, idiosyncratic magnum opus that the poet composed between 1959 and 1964 and that is only now being published in its complete form, by the University of California Press. What began with a request for a brief birthday homage to the American poet known as H.D.—she had been born Hilda Doolittle—morphed into one of the greatest of all meditations on the nature not only of modern poetry but of the modern artistic imagination in its bewitching complexity.