Reviving Oppenheimer

I was turned on to the poems of Joel Oppenheimer right out of college, and I have turned back to them time after time — for inspiration, for amusement, for the heck of it  — every year since. Oppenheimer, who will have been dead 20 years this October, was an important figure in late 20th Century literary circles,… Continue reading Reviving Oppenheimer

So Little Poetry in Poetry

I recently picked up several copies of Poetry magazine, the grand old dame of American poesie. I used to read the magazine whenever I could, with great interest and delight, always with the hope of finding some inspiration and, perhaps, even some glimmering aspiration. And why not? The list of contributors over its 90-plus-year history serves… Continue reading So Little Poetry in Poetry