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    • Iron Poet

      Book review: My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy: Poems by Robert Bly
      Robert Bly is a poet who may be best known for Iron John, his classic nonfiction work about the emotional lives of men. But for…
    • Naturally Gifted

      Book Review: This Far From the Source by Neil Shepard
      Poets and linguists don't often see eye to eye when it comes to language. While linguists have a weakness for equations, poets nurse a soft…
    • Mr. Natural

      Book review: Toward the Distant Island: New & Selected Poems by Hayden Carruth
      Those who write nature poetry today face a double challenge: Not only is the mode of expression out of date -- but the subject is,…
    • Reading the Remains

      Book Review: A Little White Shadow by Mary Reufle
      Not all poetry comes to us whole. Paper erodes, tablets are smashed. We will never retrieve much of what was delivered orally. In a recent…
    • Home Court

      Book Review: Hoops by Major Jackson
      University of Vermont professor and poet Major Jackson comes from the streets of Philadelphia. Read one of his poems and you will not forget that…
    • Bird Land

      Book Review: Dark Wild Realm by Michael Collier
      By the spring of 414 B.C., when Aristophanes' play The Birds debuted on the Greek stage, Athenians were weary of their government's imperialism. The Peloponnesian…
    • Hey, Joe

      Book review: Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joseph McCarthy by Tom Wicker
      Boogiemen do not enjoy a long afterlife in this country -- unless, of course, they become legends. In the past, newspapers could effect this transformation.…
    • Made in America

      Book Review: Mark Twain: A Life by Ron Powers
      America loves second acts, but it also likes third, fourth and fifth ones. Just look at the life of Mark Twain. Born Samuel Longhorne Clemens…
    • Who's Your Daddy?

      In his new novel, John Irving wrestles personal demons
      To get to the inner sanctum of John Irving's huge mountaintop home in Dorset, a visitor must walk past a long row of shelves of…
    • One For the Books

      Reading a father-and-son relationship
      Every time my dad's birthday rolls around, I go to my local independent shop and ogle books I want to buy him. Four years ago…
    • Dining at Dad's

      My father's favorite word these days is tofu. "I made a little stir fry tonight," Dad will tell me when I call home. Not much…
    • Axe Grinding

      Book Review: Guitar by Tim Brookes
      George Washington gave one to a grandchild. Thomas Jefferson bought one for his wife. Apparently, guitars turned up everywhere in early America, from the parlors…
    • Old Man of the Mountain

      Book Review: While We Still Got Feet: New Poems by David Budbill
      Thirty-five years ago I came into this place to live / a simple life," David Budbill writes about his move to Wolcott's Judevine Mountain. "Thirty-five…
    • Memory Loss

      Book review: In Fond Remembrance of Me by Howard Norman
      "I like what Walter Benjamin said," Howard Norman once told an interviewer from the literary journal Ploughshares. "A real translation is transparent, it does not…
    • Our Man in Mississippi

      Book Review: One Matchless Time: A life of Wiliam Faulkner by Jay Parini
      William Faulkner established his line on posterity 55 years ago in a letter to the critic Malcolm Cowley. "It is my ambition to be, as…
    • Flower Power

      A pair of Stowe florists is wild about weddings
      Maybe it's the resorts, maybe it's the mountain views, maybe it's all the bluebloods and their money. Whatever the reason, Stowe is the unofficial Wedding…

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