March 17, 2019

On The Selected Poetry of Amir Khusrau

By Amit Majmudar

In the Bazaar of Love: The Selected Poetry of Amir Khusrau. Translated by Paul E. Losensky and Sunil Sharma Penguin Classics India, 2011. 164 pages.   The Introduction to this […]

December 17, 2012

Why Ashbery is So Dull

By Amit Majmudar

Those who dislike John Ashbery’s poetry often complain that they “don’t understand it.” As any Ashbery fan will explain, while secretly thinking you a retrogressive muggle, there is nothing to […]

June 24, 2012

Riff on Goethe

By Amit Majmudar

Versatility is the least of poetic virtues. It may seem an impressive sign of poetic prowess to be able to turn out a poem on any subject, in any of […]