Alaska After the Quake

You can only rebuild so much

Miranda Weiss

Of Poets and Patriarchs

The hidden paternal influence on three great Irish writers

Sunil Iyengar

Writers and Friends

Remembering the fiction—and outsized personality—of Andre Dubus

Tobias Wolff

Spring, 1988

Time does nothing to lessen the pain of sexual assault

Chloe Shaw



A Monstrous Mash-Up

Six Gothic Tales From the 18th Century to Today

Ellen Ledoux

A Tingling Spine Every Time

Some of classical music’s most sublime moments

Sudip Bose

Professor Raskolnikov at the Lectern

14 fictional characters who wouldn’t do anything by the book

Our Editors

Dog Days and Dog-Eared Pages

A summer reading list, Scholar-style

Our Editors



December: A Sonnet

Henry Allen

Seven New Poems by Walt Whitman

“Sometimes I Dream That I Am Not Walt Whitman,” “Let Them Say Whatever They Want,” “Returning to the Sea-Shore,” “I Hear It Is Charged Against Me,” “Like a Ghost I Returned,” and “Some Tuesdays I Go to Lisbon”

Joseph Harrison

Two Poems

“Museum of Fine Arts” and “Hatbox”

Jeffrey Harrison

November: A Sonnet

Henry Allen


Incarcerating the Innocent

By Lara Bazelon

An excerpt from Lara Bazelon’s examination of wrongful imprisonment
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