| Aug 27, 2011
An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Kickoff Weekend
June 1-3, Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org.
It would be hard to find a more accomplished living poet in the world today than Richard Wilbur. In addition to...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 7:23 AM
The 2012-13 Yale Repertory Theatre season will feature three world premieres by Sarah Ruhl, David Adjmi and a collaboration by Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, based on a Rainer Werner Fassbinder film.
Oscar-nominee ("Sideways") and Emmy Award-winner ("...
| Oct 3, 2010
An occasional look at classic reissues…
The Tree by John Fowles with a new introduction by Barry Lopez (Ecco: 94 pp., $13.99 paper) "The key to my fiction," wrote Fowles in 1979 when this essay was first published, "lies in my...
| Mar 22, 2009
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 510 pp., $40
In September 1968, a wide-ranging New York Times lifestyle piece headlined "Central Park's New Era: Fun for Everyone" took the measure of several New Yorkers, including a college...
| Aug 29, 2010
Reporting from Maui —
We've been batting our way through W.S. Merwin's yard for a couple hours, swatting mosquitoes in the streambed under the dark wet canopy of towering, philodendron-draped mangoes and looking at some 700 species of palm trees,...
| Oct 23, 2009
The Massachusetts-based Small Beer Press has announced that its 2010 planner for writers is coming. The digital version is available now, and those who want to preview the calendar can peek at the month of March. I know some writers......
| Sep 2, 2010
On July 30, Kevin Morrissey printed a note, gathered his identification and called the Charlottesville, Va., police to report a shooting at the coal tower, a local landmark. When they arrived, it was Morrissey they found dead of a self-inflicted......