November 30, 2015

Thanks and Thanksgiving and Thank you

By Dora Malech

Thanksgiving was last Thursday, and giving thanks always makes me think of W. S. Merwin’s “Thanks”: Listen with the night falling we are saying thank you we are stopping on […]

June 5, 2015

My My Emily Dickinson

By Meg Shevenock

Last week I finally visited Emily Dickinson’s house, a place that had haunted me as though I’d been there before but couldn’t recall the wallpaper, and couldn’t let go of trying […]

December 23, 2014

Ruefle, Redux (Part Three)

By Cody Walker

In her lecture “On Sentimentality” (collected in Madness, Rack, and Honey), Mary Ruefle provides the full text of Hart Crane’s “Chaplinesque” and then offers Crane’s own explication of the poem’s […]

November 30, 2014

Ruefle, Redux (Part Two)

By Cody Walker

I wrote about Mary Ruefle in early October—and now, on this last day of November, I’m writing about her again. Tomorrow my workshop will discuss “Lectures I Will Never Give,” […]

October 5, 2014

Ruefle, Redux (Part One)

By Cody Walker

Mary Ruefle gave a reading at the University of Michigan last Thursday, which meant that I was able to spend an hour, along with about a hundred others, in her […]

June 30, 2014

A Tournament of Hunchbacks

By Cody Walker

Last month, at the University of Michigan, I took part in a faculty institute on pedagogy and the arts. We shared teaching strategies and classroom can-you-believe-its. (One professor reported a […]

August 14, 2012

Mary Ruefle’s Magic Madness, Rack, and Honey

By Weston Cutter

Mary Ruefle’s poetry is, more than likely, something you’re familiar with already (if not, here’s KR’s Hilary Plum’s review of her Selected Poems, in which she writes the following: “Of […]

March 21, 2012

Craft Note: The Elegy (part one)

By Jake Adam York

[Blogger’s note: This post is part of a series of craft notes that look forward to the work Tarfia Faizullah and I will be doing at the Kenyon Review Writers […]