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Marian Janssen

Marian Janssen is a Dutch writer. She published The Kenyon Review 1939–1970: A Critical History in 1989 and spent the next twenty years or so as the head of Radboud University’s international office. During that period, she wrote Not at All What One Is Used To: The Life and Times of Isabella Gardner. Spurred by a fan mail from Carolyn Kizer’s daughter, Ashley Bullitt, Janssen decided to become a full-time biographer and now is writing the life of Kizer.

May/June 2019

Two Poets by the Lake

By Marian Janssen

James Wright: A Life in Poetry. Jonathan Blunk. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. 512 pp. $40.00. Our bodies, too, our moulted bodies, spread their loins and wings below, […]