Criticism & Theory
Belle Lettre on the Postmodern

Belle Lettre on the Postmodern

The Digital Age invites a toggling between the universal and the relative, in part due to the seemingly global access to experience; today, the subjective experience is beginning to unravel.   When we invited poet Ruben Quesada, author of official web site. Buy his book, Next Extinct Mammal,
Harvard Review on Anne Carson & Catullus

Harvard Review on Anne Carson & Catullus

As we pointed out in our review of Anne Carson’s Nox, the backbone of the book is a translation of an elegy written by Roman poet Catullus in the first century BC.  Over at Harvard Review Online we found
Understanding Jorie Graham

Understanding Jorie Graham

An understanding of Graham’s body of work begins with the Modernists.  A deep understanding requires knowledge of the work of major twentieth century philosophers . . . . This article is intended to provide readers with a basic, accessible understanding of the context in which Jorie Graham writes.  It describes her major influences, focusing on...
Paul Celan Revisited: Moving from Silence to Speech

Paul Celan Revisited: Moving from Silence to Speech

In his famous “Meridian” speech Celan confessed that poetry is ultimately “an eternalization of nothing but mortality, and in vain.” The contradictions between silence and speech, between human consciousness and death are present in his poem “Chanson of a Lady in the Shade.”   One of Celan’s earlier poems, “Chanson of a Lady in the...