September 11, 2018

Luck, Lit, & Gutter Spouts

By Derek Mong

I was twenty-three years old when I won the Hopwood Award for Poetry. A recent college grad, I lived in a leaky apartment that I’d furnished with lawn furniture and […]

January 8, 2017

Happy 100th Birthday, Peter Taylor

By Kirsten Reach

It is customary on a writer’s birthday, especially on a date so significant as his 100th, to grant his life and work a few moments of your attention. Today we […]

February 19, 2016

Un-Valentine’s Day

By Cody Walker

Just as Humpty Dumpty celebrated un-birthdays, some of us at the University of Michigan on Monday celebrated Un-Valentine’s Day. Our cupcakes were topped with hearts, yes; but they were also […]

October 31, 2015

Lowell, Bishop, Berryman

By Cody Walker

In today’s New York Times, Christopher Isherwood reviews Dear Elizabeth, a play by Sarah Ruhl that tracks the friendship (mostly epistolary) of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. Isherwood writes something […]