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William Logan

William Logan’s most recent book of poetry is Rift of Light (Penguin, 2017); his most recent book of criticism, Broken Ground: Poetry and the Demon of History (Columbia University Press, 2021). He teaches at the University of Florida.

Summer 2009

Winter without Memory

By William Logan

From the bricked arch of the Victorian bridge, we gazed down the muddy lane, channeled through the yews with a carpenter’s eye, as dusk slowly took the skies behind us. […]

Summer 2007

The Imitation of Things Familiar

By William Logan

                England At dawn, the doves practice their imitations of owls or their American cousins, featureless as souls. How did they spot us, fresh off airport ramps, our passports steaming with […]

Summer 2002

Lake

By William Logan

April. Shadows crimson-edged, tattooed with light, corrupt the visible in sweet intimacy. Nature's tamed backyard with ruined barbecue falls toward the sinkhole lake, cricket frogs creaking through the reeds, a […]

Summer 2002

Eve

By William Logan

I never knew what you saw in yourself, but you'd have given yourself lovely notices, counting my ribs to see if one were missing. The hot and bothered noons lure […]

Summer 2000

Ca d’Oro

By William Logan

Calm. Meditation. Across the Grand Canal, the open fretwork winkles the noonday sun. Where once the loggias were slipped with gold, the praise of Ruskin fixed the modern line, wringing […]