John Stoehr


Life and Afterlife of William Carlos Williams

By John Stoehr

Life and Afterlife of William Carlos Williams
William Carlos Williams was a second-rate poet. Was.Read More


Drawn to The Beat of a Generation

By John Stoehr

Drawn to The Beat of a Generation
When Samuel Johnson was asked to join a venture to reprint English poets from Chaucer to the present, most of them major and some minor, it was at first a commercial effort. The London publishers hoped that Johnson’s “The Lives of the Poets,” appearing in collected form for the first time in 1781, would secure their market share by driving out a similar work from Edinburgh.Read More


And Then There Was “And”

By John Stoehr

And Then There Was “And”
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, saith poet Michael Blumenthal. Well, in fact, he nearly saith that. Not quite, but almost.Read More






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