reviews

Agony and Ecstasy of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop: Review of Kay Redfield Jamison's Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire and Megan Marshall's Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast.  Review published in The Boston Globe, February 24, 2017.

Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life: Review of Jonathan Bate'sTed Hughes:The Unauthorised Life (Harper). Review published in The Boston Globe, October 18, 2015.

Art and Astonishment: Review of Andrea Cohen's Furs Not Mine (Four Way Books) and Sandra Lim's The Wilderness (Norton).  Review published in Salamander, Spring-Summer 2015.

On Elizabeth Bishop: Review of Colm Toibin, On Elizabeth Bishop (Princeton). Review published in The Boston Globe, May 3, 2015.

Mapping Kei Miller's Zion: Review of The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet). Published in The Critical Flame, January 2015.

The Sharp White Background: Review of Claudia Rankine's Citizen (Graywolf Press) and Shane McCrae's Forgiveness Forgiveness (Factory Hollow Press). Review published in Salamander, Fall-Winter 2014-15.

Review of Glyn Maxwell's On Poetry (Harvard). Review published on Harvard Review Online, May 5, 2014.

Half the Seed of Europe: Review of John Greening's To the War Poets (Carcanet). Review published in PN Review, Oct. 2014.

The Letters of Robert Frost, Vol. 1 (Harvard). Review published in The Boston Globe, March 2, 2014.

Writing Keats: Review of Dan Beachy-Quick's Brighter Than Bright: Keats at Work (Iowa). Published in Prague Revue, January 7, 2014.

Review of Anne Carson's Red Doc> (Knopf). Published in The Wolf, 28, July 2013. 

Ancestral Lines: David Ferry's Bewilderment (University of Chicago Press). Review published in Salamander, Vol 18, No 1, 2012.  

With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Kathleen Spivack's With Robert Lowell and His Circle (Northeastern University Press). Review published in The Boston Globe, November 12, 2012.

Time of Useful Consciousness: Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Time of Useful Consciousness (New Directions, 2012). Review published in The San Francisco Chronicle, October 29, 2012.

What Happened Yesterday: Beverley Bie Brahic's White Sheets (CB Editions, 2012) and Harry Clifton's The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass (Wake Forest University Press). Review published by TheCommonOnline, Sept 11, 2012. 

Writing Somewhat More Free: Martha Collins's White Papers (University of Pittsburgh).  Review published in The Journal, Summer 2012.

Design: Marsha Pomerantz's The Illustrated Edge (Biblioasis) and Katherine Larson's Radial Symmetry (Yale Series of Younger Poets). Review published in Salamander, Vol 17, No 2, 2012.

Post Road Recommendation: Mark Slouka's Essays from the Nick of Time (Graywolf). Review published in Post Road Issue 22, 2012.

Best Poetry Books of 2011 (feature: Michael Longley)
Review of year's 10 best published in Boston Globe, December 18, 2011.  

Life Studies. Review of The Letters of Robert Lowell, edited by Saskia Hamilton (Faber). Review published in PN Review, 2006. 

What Cat? Which Room? Review of Charles Simic, Selected Poems 1963-2003 (Faber). Review published in PN Review, 2005.
 

 Dennis Daly, Valerie Duff, Mike Steffen, and Aidan Rooney at the 2017 Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading, Cambridge, MA

Dennis Daly, Valerie Duff, Mike Steffen, and Aidan Rooney at the 2017 Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading, Cambridge, MA