Langdon Hammer

Langdon Hammer, the Niel Gray Jr. Professor of English at Yale, is the poetry editor of the Scholar and the author of James Merrill: Life and Art.

Florida Baroque

The tropical verse of Ange Mlinko

By Langdon Hammer | Monday June 3, 2024

Ollie Ollie Oxen Free

Shades of grief in the verse of Catherine Barnett

By Langdon Hammer | Monday March 4, 2024

Song Gatherer

The ghostly Cantares Mexicanos, as rendered by Edgar Garcia

By Langdon Hammer | Monday December 4, 2023

Louise Glück at Midnight

Remembering the poet who craved a listener

By Langdon Hammer | Thursday October 19, 2023

A Quicksilver Maker

The worldly verse of Lorna Goodison

By Langdon Hammer | Tuesday September 5, 2023

In the Aftermath of Civil War

The art of observance in the lyrics of Vidyan Ravinthiran

By Langdon Hammer | Thursday June 1, 2023

Drunk on Dub

The new Caribbean sounds of Ishion Hutchinson

By Langdon Hammer | Wednesday March 1, 2023

Bearing Witness Beyond Despair

The art of dislocation in the verses of Wong May

By Langdon Hammer | Thursday December 1, 2022

Ways of Being

Intimations of living and dying in the lines of Forrest Gander

By Langdon Hammer | Thursday September 1, 2022

Stanzas From a Locked-Down World

Form, fragment, and memory in the lyrics of Terrance Hayes

By Langdon Hammer | Wednesday June 1, 2022

The Parson’s Tale

By Langdon Hammer | Friday June 1, 2012

Taming Grief

By Langdon Hammer | Thursday March 1, 2012

Hearing Mandelstam

By Langdon Hammer | Wednesday November 30, 2011

John Koethe’s Red Shoes

By Langdon Hammer | Thursday August 25, 2011

Homage to a Bad Boy: John Ashbery

By Langdon Hammer | Wednesday March 2, 2011

Expatriate’s Lament

By Langdon Hammer | Wednesday December 1, 2010

History and Hope: Elizabeth Alexander

By Langdon Hammer | Wednesday September 1, 2010

Step Right Up: Paul Muldoon

By Langdon Hammer | Tuesday June 1, 2010

God’s Toys: Alfred Corn

By Langdon Hammer | Monday March 1, 2010


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