My piece for the NYTimes Dining Section about the joys of farming with oxen!
Maureen N. McLane's two fabulous debut books capture contemporary flux with jagged grace: http://bostonreview.net/BR36.2/tess_taylor_maureen_n_mclane.php
Thom Gunn was a quintessential San Francisco poet-- or was he an Elizabethan who just happened to live in the 20th century tenderloin? I examine his Collected Poems, and a new Selected Poems edited by August Kleinzahler here.
Two crazy French cats expore American democracy circa 1830 and find it... well, baffling, enchanting, suspect, promising, romantic, dizzying and not at all like France. Read all about it.
Of eating disorders, gardening and my new work on the farm... The Owls
Tess's essay on poetry and the first entry in her column: Stanza.
In the Barnes & Noble Review
Poetry Speaks Who I Am: Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence and Everything Elseby Elise Paschen
Tess's review in the Chicago Tribune
edited by August Kleinzahler
At the Barriers: on the Poetry of Thom Gunn
edited by Joshua Weiner
Tess's essay in The Boston Review
Tess's Picks for the Best Poetry in 2009
In The Barnes & Noble Review
Laurie Sheck and Dan Beachy-Quick re-write the classics
Article on the Poetry Foundation website