Voices
Poem
March 12, 2012

Those wooden floors with their pine-scented antiseptic

Art
March 05, 2012

Following a saint through Spain

Film
April 25, 2011

Together with director James Franco, Paul Mariani set out to find the poet, Hart Crane.

Books
March 09, 2009
Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop and the 'great might have been'
Poem
December 24, 2007

At the interstices between the word & silence

Poem
December 18, 2006
From house to house he treks, and inn to inn, the feral dogs
Culture
January 30, 2006
How to approach—I mean adequately approach—the devastating reality of Ground Zero from Ground Zero? What happens to perception, history, language, syntax and grammar—to say nothing of lungs, flesh and brain—at that level as the second airliner rips into the swaying tower fill
Poem
January 02, 2006
Nebuchadnezzar stared while the prophet blazed.
Poem
January 03, 2005
Above the bluebleak priest the brightblue fisher hovers.
Books
January 03, 2005
I met James Torrens S J for the first and only time sometime in the mid-1990 rsquo s in August at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference in Vermont He was an editor then at America living in mid-town Manhattan in the years before I myself became the poetry editor there and I was eager to meet hi