The wisdom of someone who has lived a little is at the heart of the verse of the ancient poet who was adopted as the mascot of the Enlightenment
Here is to the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
The work of the great modernist poet remains as relevant as it has ever been
John Milton’s Paradise Lost is the greatest poem in the English language, yet it seems to be fading slowly from public view. Who could write a new national epic?
Recalling a thrilling collaboration between the poet and a group of oddball musicians
Minds, like libraries, should be well-stocked
The great man’s peerless poetry is not the “soppy stuff” of cheap romanticism, but a harsh, unsparing — and often beautiful — look at the world
The playwright will not be remembered for his poetry
On a love with limits
How does a writer become a figure of cultish renown?