Commentaries - October 2008

The corporate veil

Recently I interviewed Gerald Stern, who wrote a book about the 1972 Buffalo Creek (West Virginia) mining disaster that has become assigned reading

Writers, not possessive

Thanks to the hard and brilliant work of Mark Lindsay, Jessica Lowenthal, and Bill Sulit (and others), the Kelly Writers House has a newly

Obama on the good sentence

“A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence.”

More primitive fantasies

Amazon has now made available almost the full text of Secretaries of the Moon: The Letters of Wallace Stevens and Jose Rodriguez Feo, which I edit

Al out

Tomorrow morning early I leave for a week’s true vacation. Unlikely to blog from the paradise we’ve chosen. Tennis, hiking, seafood, reading unassigned books more likely.