You can read my translation of “Le Programme En Quelques Siècles” at the National Translation Month website. And here is a link to a melopoeia performance in which Jean-Luc Godard reads the original to the music of Erwan Courtel.
Here’s a review of a new book written by one of my favorite people, William Baer, whose literary journal, The Formalist, changed the face of American Poetry.
Here is a link to Maura Shea’s blog page. The video she has posted there is itself beautiful “beyond words,” but what follows is as fine a tribute to Richard Wilbur as anyone could hope to write.
At Commonweal, Molly Wilson O’Reilly wonders why Trump’s wilful ignorance is not headline news.
Here is an excellent essay on the poetry of Rhina Espaillat written by another wonderful poet, Leslie Monsour: The Gravity of Rhina Espaillat’s Levity
Steve Bannon hasn’t gone away; he’s still doing his damnedest to drive others away. Dismissing the “the prophets’ insistence that nations will be judged by how the powerful treat the weak, and Jesus’ ministry on the margins,” he contemptibly suggests that the Catholic Church only supports Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Immigrants program because “they need illegal aliens to fill the churches.” Read John Gehring’s essay in Commonweal.
My review of the first full-length biography of the great poet Richard Wilbur, Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur, by Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg, is online at The Woven Tale Press.