Langdon Hammer

Langdon Hammer is the poetry editor for The American Scholar.

The Fantastical Real

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, December 02, 2019

The Gathering Storm

by Langdon Hammer | Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Raging Toward Heaven

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, June 03, 2019

Afterlives

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, March 04, 2019

Starbursts

On the poetry of Christian Wiman

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, June 04, 2018

A Blessing and a Curse

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, March 05, 2018

The Fruit of the Real

On the Russian dolls nested in the poems of Maureen N. McLane

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, February 29, 2016

At Home in Baltimore

by Langdon Hammer | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Sound and Sense

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, June 05, 2017

Shorter Means Sweeter

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, March 06, 2017

Just Saying

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, December 05, 2016

Hold Up a Poem

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, June 06, 2016

The Algorithmic Sublime

by Langdon Hammer | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Appetites

The poetry of Sandra M. Gilbert

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, December 07, 2015

The Voice Is Ready to Sing

by Langdon Hammer | Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Old Gods and Young Ghosts

by Langdon Hammer | Friday, December 07, 2012

John Koethe’s Red Shoes

by Langdon Hammer | Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vision Guided by Craft

by Langdon Hammer | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dying Is Hard to Do

by Langdon Hammer | Thursday, September 12, 2013

Creative Paralysis

The poetry of Louise Glück

by Langdon Hammer | Friday, December 06, 2013

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

by Langdon Hammer | Monday, September 08, 2014

Remembrances

by Langdon Hammer | Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Plangent Encounters

by Langdon Hammer | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Louise Glück’s Italy of the Mind

On a classical stage peopled by workers, wives, and lovers

by Langdon Hammer | Saturday, September 01, 2007

Taming Grief

On poems by Kevin Young

by Langdon Hammer | Thursday, March 01, 2012

The Parson’s Tale

by Langdon Hammer | Friday, June 01, 2012

History and Hope: Elizabeth Alexander

by Langdon Hammer | Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Letting Go: Ellen Bryant Voigt

by Langdon Hammer | Friday, June 03, 2011

Homage to a Bad Boy: John Ashbery

by Langdon Hammer | Wednesday, March 02, 2011