R.S. Gwynn

R.S. Gwynn's No Word of Farewell: Poems 1970-2000 was published in Story Line Press. He also edited New Expansive Poetry: Theory, Criticism, History.

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  • March 8, 2018

    We Are Going, Gentlemen

    When Cleanth Brooks died at 87 in 1994, a great era of American literary criticism ended.

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  • The Trybe of Yvor
    April 2000

    The Trybe of Yvor

    Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky's remembrance of his first day in class with a professor who—if his stubborn presence in the work of several generations of students and now even the students of those students is any measure—must have been one of the great teachers of the past century.

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  • Georgics on My Mind
    November 1998

    Georgics on My Mind

    "Farmer-poet" is one of those hyphenated epithets that summons up a vision, and for most readers of American poetry that vision is embodied by Robert Frost, who, the legend has it, turned out memorable poems in spare moments stolen from apple-picking, wall-mending, and woods-stopping.

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  • We Are Going, Gentlemen
    August 1996

    We Are Going, Gentlemen

    When Cleanth Brooks died at 87 in 1994, a great era of American literary criticism ended.

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  • Pluggers
    February 1994


    There is a cartoon that I see from time to time called "Pluggers," a one-panel affair offering variations on a single theme: "You're a plugger if. . . . "

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  • Visible Poets
    April 1993

    Visible Poets

    Many readers will fondly recall the earlier incarnation of Their Ancient Glittering Eyes, published in 1978 as Remembering Poets. That book contained Donald Hall's reports of his close encounters with four giants of modernism—Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas, T.S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound.

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  • Poetry That Matters
    July 1992

    Poetry That Matters

    In the May 1991 issue of the Atlantic poet and critic Dana Gioia asked "Can Poetry Matter?" Gioia, who has spent most of his working life outside of the academy, warns of a species in danger of extinction, the vanishing general audience for poetry that existed in this country only a few decades ago.

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  • Who Is Sylvia? What Is She?
    March 1992

    Who Is Sylvia? What Is She?

    Unlike the situation of only a few decades ago, the position occupied today by women poets in American literary culture is so prominent, the range of their subjects and styles so wide, that it has become virtually impossible to make any generalizations about them or their work except to note that in diversity must lie strength.

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  • A Private Sensibility
    May 1991

    A Private Sensibility

    A generous spread of four poems that appeared in the New Yorker early in 1990 introduced many American readers to the work of the renowned Romanian poet Nina Cassian (Renee Annie Stefanescu).

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  • Craft and the Craftsman
    September 1990

    Craft and the Craftsman

    When Charles Causley's Collected Poems was published in 1975, reviewers in American magazines generally praised his work but somehow managed to relegate him to the limbo of minor poets.

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  • Poetry You Can Read
    December 1989

    Poetry You Can Read

    In his introduction to the 1962 Penguin anthology Contemporary American Poetry, Donald Hall wrote, "For thirty years an orthodoxy ruled American poetry. It derived from the authority of T.S. Eliot and the new critics; it exerted itself through the literary quarterlies and the universities.

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