CCT: Poet Laureate John Hollander's Bibliography

Bibliography of John Hollander's Work



 A Crackling of Thorns   ( New Haven, Yale University Press, 1958)

Movie-Going and Other Poems   (New York, Athenuem, 1962)

Visions from the Ramble  (New York, Atheneum, 1965)

Types of Shape  (New York, Atheneum, 1968)

The Night Mirror  (New York, Atheneum, 1971)

Selected Poems  (London, Secker and Warburg, 1972)

Selected Poems, tr. Yorifumi Yaguchi (Tokyo, Bunri, 1972)

Tales Told of the Fathers  (New York,  Atheneum, 1975)

Reflections on Espionage  (New York,  Atheneum, 1976)

Spectral Emanations  (New York,  Atheneum, 1978)

Blue Wine  ( Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979)

Powers of Thirteen  (New York, Atheneum, 1983)

In Time and Place  (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986)

Harp Lake  (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1988)

Types of Shape  [2nd. edition, with ten new poems, notes and introduction] 

            (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1991)

The Death of Moses  [libretto for oratorio by Alexander Goehr] (London, Schott 

            and Co., Ltd., 1992)

Selected Poetry  (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1993)

Tesserae and Other Poems  (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1993)

Figurehead and Other Poems (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1999)

Reflections on Espionage [2nd edition, with as introduction and additional notes]  (New Haven,

Yale University Press, 1999)

Picture Window (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003)

[Chapbooks and Limited Editions]

Philomel  (London, Turret Books, 1968)

An Entertainment for Elizabeth, with an introduction by Irving Cummings (Storrs, Ct., English Literary Renaissance Monographs  1.1, 1972)

The Head of the Bed  (Boston, David R. Godine, 1974)

In Place  (Omaha, Neb., Abbatoir Editions, 1978)

Looking Ahead  (New York, Nadja, 1982)

Dal Vero  [with Saul Steinberg ] (New York, Whitney Museum of American Art,
Library Fellows, 1983)

A Hollander  Garland  (Newton, Iowa, Tamazunchale Press, 1985)

Kinneret  (New Haven, Eighty Seven, 1987)

Some Fugitives Take Cover  (New York, Sea Cliff Press-Jordan Davies, 1988)


The Untuning of the Sky  (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1961) 

Images of Voice  (Cambridge, Churchill College and W.H. Heffer, 1970)

Vision and Resonance  (New York, Oxford University Press, 1975)

The Figure of Echo  (Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1981)

Rhyme's Reason  (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1981); [expanded and
revised edition, 1989]; [further expanded 2000]

Melodious Guile  (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1988)

William Bailey  (New York, Rizzoli and Milan, Fabbri, 1990)

The Gazer's Spirit, (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1995)

The Work of Poetry  (New York, Columbia University Press, 1997)

The Poetry of Everyday Life  (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1998)


The Wind and the Rain  [with Harold Bloom] (New York, Doubleday and Co., 1961)

Jiggery-Pokery:  a Compendium of Double-Dactyls  [with Anthony Hecht] (New York,
Atheneum, 1966)

Poems of Our Moment  (New York, Pegasus, 1968)

Modern Poetry: Modern Essays in Cricticism   (New York, Oxford University Press,


American Short Stories Since 1945   (New York, Harper and Row, 1968)

The Oxford Anthology of English Literature  [with Frank Kermode, Harold Bloom, J.B.

            Trapp, Martin Price and Lionel Trilling] (New York, Oxford University Press, 1973)

I.A. Richards: Essays in His Honor  [with R.A. Brower and Helen Vendler] (New York,
Oxford University Press, 1973)

Literature as Experience  [with Irving Howe and David Bromwich] (New York, Harcourt,
Brace Jovanovich, 1979)

The Poetics of Influence  (New Haven, Henry R. Schwab, 1988)

The Essential Rossetti  (New York, Ecco Press, 1990)

Spoon River Anthology  by Edgar Lee Masters (New York, Signet Classics, 1992)

American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century   (2 vols.) (New York,
The Library of America, 1993)

Animal Poems (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1996)

Garden Poems  (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1996)

Marriage Poems  (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1997)

Nineteenth Century  American Poetry  one vol. edition (New York. Library of America, 1996)

Committed to Memory: 100 Best Poems to Memorize  (New York, 
Books &
Company and Turtle Point, 1996)

Poems of Robert Frost  (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1997)

War Poems  (New York, Alfred A. Knopf,  Inc.,1999)

Christmas Poems  [with J.D. McClatchy] (New York, Alfred A Knopf, Inc. 1999)

Sonnets  (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2000

A Gallery of Poems  [with Joanna Weber] (New Haven, Yale Art Gallery, 2001)

American Wits (New York, The Library of America. 2003)

Selected Poems of Emma Lazarus (New York, The Library of America, 2005)

Poems Haunted and Bewitched (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2005)

Poetry for Young People: American  Poetry (New York, Sterling Publishing Co, 2004)

Poetry for Young People: Animal Poems (New York, Sterling Publishing Co, 2004)

[For Children]

Various  Owls  (New York, Norton, 1963)

The  Quest of the Gole  (New York, Atheneum, 1966)

The Immense Parade on Supererogation Day  (New York, Atheneum, 1972)



Exhibition Catalogues

Tomi Ungerer, Fornikon (New York, 1973).

Steinberg at the Smithsonian (Saul Steinberg National Collection of FIne Arts, Washington,
Smithsonian Institution, 1974).

Natalie Charkow (Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, 1980).

William Bailey (Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, 1982).

Larry Day (Gross-McLeaf Gallery, Philadelphia, 1983).

Larry Day, Tempi del Giorno (Rider College Art Gallery,1994)

Richard Ryan (Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, 1997).

Larry Day, Series and Variations (New York Studio School, 2001)



Michigan Quarterly Review 9 (1970), 253-260.

Modern Language Notes 90 (1975), 895-912.

The Poetry Miscellany 8 (1978), 14-20.

Webster Review (Winter, 1980), 14-20.

Bennington Review #14 (Winter, 1982), 7-14.

American Poetry Review 2.5 (September-October, 1982), 21-26.

Paris Review (Fall 1985), 141-161.

Queens Quarterly,

Southwest Review, 80 (Fall, 1995) 423-37

The Formalist 

Five Points 6.1 (2001)



“In the Year of the Comet,” The Noble Savage, 2 (1961), 161-164.

“In the Creep Block,” Partisan Review  36.2 (1969)

“Tales of the Supernatural,” Canto 4:11 (1981), 103-118.

“From the Memoirs of an Administrator,” Commentary (September, 1981), 64-65.

“In Ancient Days,” Moment I, 1982.

“Terah’s Idols,” A Jewish Journal at Yale (1984), 6-7.

“The Twin’s Story,” Partisan Review 51 (1984-85), 530-534.

“From an Old Notebook,” Raritan 4.1 (Summer, 1984), 48-63.

“The Treasure Hunt,” Conjunctions 2 (1985), 119-21.

“In Bed Together”, Southwest Review 86. 3&2 (2001) 254-61


Texts for Composers (with dates of first performance when available)

Philomel for Milton Babbitt (1964).

An Entertainment for Elizabeth masque for New York Pro Musica (1970).

“In Eius Memoriam” for George Perle, Songs of Praise and Lamentation (1975).

A Song of Celebration cantata by Hugo Weisgall (1977).

The Hundred Nights opera in one act by Hugo Weisgall (1977).

Lyrical Interval song cycle by Hugo Weisgall (1985).

The Death of Moses  oratorio by Alexander Goehr (1992).


Other Poetry Set or Adapted

“The Head of the Bed,” Milton Babbitt (1984).

“Blue Wine,” Rodney Lister (1989).

“The Virginal Book” (from In Time and Place), Milton Babbitt.

“Inglorious Fourth” (from Powers of Thirteen), Rodney Lister.

“The Shape of Time,” Rodney Lister.

“The Mad Potter,” Rodney Lister.

Various poems set as “Of Challenge and of Love,” Elliott Carter (1995).

Poem from “Lyrical Interval” set by Ned Rorem..



1.1   “‘Moedes or Prolaciouns’ in Chaucer’s Boece,” Modern Language Notes, LXXI 
(June, 1956), 397-99.

1.2   “The Music of Poetry,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, XV (1956), 232-244.

1.3   “Musica Mundana and Twelfth Night,” in Sound and Poetry, ed. Northrop Frye
(New York, Columbia Univ. Press, 1957), 55-82.

1.4   “Translations, Versions and Performances,” in On Translation, ed. Reuben A. Brower
(Cambridge, Mass., Harvard Univ. Press, 1959), 205-231.

1.5   “The Metrical Emblem,” Kenyon Review (Spring, 1959), 274-296.

1.6   “Twelfth Night and the Morality of Indulgence,” Sewanee Review (Spring, 1959), 220-238.

1.7   “Discussion: From the Viewpoint of Literary Criticism,” in Style and  Language,
ed. Thomas A. Sebeok (Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press, 1960),  396-407.

1.8   “Experimentalism and Pseudo-experimentalism in Recent American Poetry,” in Poetics--Poetyka (Warsaw and The Hague, Mouton & Co., 1961), 127-135.

1.9   “Some Animadversions on Current Reviewing,” Daedalus (Winter, 1963), 145-154.

1.10  “A Sense of England,” The Guardian (Manchester, London, Feb. 22., 1963).

1.11  “That Old Hack Magic,” Esquire (March, 1963), 71ff.

1.14  “The Old, Last Act,” Encounter  (October, 1963), 69-77.

1.15  “The Teaching of Metrics,” in Writing and Literature in the Secondary School,
ed. Edward J. Gordon (New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964), 205-219.

1.16  “Blake and the Metrical Contract,” in From Sensibility to Romanticism,
ed. Harold Bloom and F. W. Hilles (New York, Oxford Univ. Press), 293-310.

1.17  “Auden at Sixty,” Atlantic Monthly (July, 1967).

1.18  “Notes on the Text of Philomel,” Perspectives of New Music (Fall-Winter, 1967), 134-41.

1.19  “Needle’s Eye Gates,” The Urban Review (April, 1969), 18-20.

1.20  “From Beyond the Cigarette,” Harper’s Magazine (April, 1969), 87-91.

1.21  “Dashiell Hammett,” The New York Times Book Review (September 27, 1970), 2; 32-36.

1.22  “Romantic Verse Form and the Metrical Contract,” in Romanticism and Consciousness ed. Harold Bloom (New York, W.W. Norton, 1970), 181-200.

1.23  “The Babble of American Place-Names,” Harper’s Magazine (January, 1970), 22-27.

1.24  “Landscape’s Empire” (on Thomas Cole and American Visionary landscape),
Prose II (1971), 79-94.

1.25  “Ovid’s Metamorphosis,” New York Times Book Review (August 15, 1971), 5-13.

1.26  “Spenser and the Mingled Measure,” English Literary Renaissance  I (1971),226-238.

1.27  “Wordsworth and the Music of Sound,” in New Perspectives on Coleridge and Wordsworth,
ed. Geoffrey H. Hartman (New York, Columbia Univ. Press, 1972), 41-84.

1.28  “The Poem in the Eye,” Shenandoah 23 (Spring, 1972), 3-32.

1.29  “Donne and the Limits of Lyric,” in John Donne: Essays in Celebration, ed. A.J. Smith (London: Methuen and Co., 1972), 259-272.

1.30  “A Poem for Music” in English Symposium Papers, III (Fredonia, N.Y., SUNY College at Fredonia, 1972), 107-143.

1.31  “Sense Variously Drawn Out: Some Observations on English Enjambment,” in Literary
Theory and Structure
, ed. Brady, Palmer and Price (New Haven, 1973), 201-225.

1.32  “Music and Poetry,” in Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, ed. Preminger, Warnke and Hardison (Princeton, 1965), 533-36.

1,33  “Song,” in same, pp. 779-781.

1.34  “John Betjeman,” The New York Times, October 11, 1972, p. 18.

1.35  “Browning and the Music of Music,” Strivers’ Row I (Spring, 1974), 36-56.

1.36  “The Music of Silence,” Prose VI (1973), 79-91.

1.37  “The Poem in the Ear,” Yale Review LXII (1973), 486-506.

1.38  “Introduction” to Selected Songs of Thomas Campion (Boston: David R. Godine, 1973), 15-27.

1.39  “Tennyson’s Melody,” Georgia Review XXIX (1975), 676-703.

1.40  “Preface to Jean Ingelow’s Mopsa the Fairy (New York: Garland Publishers, 1977), 5-9.

1.41  “On Mythology,” New York Times, Op-Ed Page, Dec. 3, 1977.

1.42  “The Art of Saul Steinberg,” The Listener, January 18, 1979, 82-86.

1.43  “Introduction” to a new edition of Saul Steinberg, The Passport (New York: Random House, 1979) (unpaged, ca. 7500 wds.).

1.44  “The Dream of the Trumpeter,” Dreamworks 1 (Summer, 1980), 101-105.

1.45  “Stanley Cavell and The Claim of Reason, ”Critical Inquiry 6 (Summer, 1980), 575-588.

1.46  “The Sound of the Music of Music and Sound,” in Wallace Stevens: A Celebration,
ed. Robert Buttel and Frank Doggett (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1980), 235-255.

1.47  “Introduction” to John Bigelow, William Cullen Bryant (reissue of American
Men of Letters
series, New York: Chelsea House, 1981) xi-xx.

1.48  “Afterword” to Poems of Sidney Lanier (Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1981),

1.49  “A Poetry of Restitution,” Yale Review 60 (Winter, 1981), 161-186.

1.50  “Hopper and the Figure of Room,” Art Journal 41 (Summer, 1981), 155-160.

1.51  “The Poetry of Everyday Life,” Raritan 1 (Fall, 1981), 5-18.

1.52  “Observations on a Select Party,” Spenser Studies III (1982).

1.53  “Foreword” to Elise Jorgens, The Well-Tun’d Word (Minneapolis, 1982), vii-xi.

1.54  “The West Wind and the Mingled Measure,” Daedalus 111.3 (Summer, 1982), 131-148.

1.55  “Originality,” Raritan 2.4 (Spring, 1983), 24-44.

1.56  “Poems That Talk to Themselves,” Shenandoah 34.3 (1983), 3-83.

1.57  “Introduction” to Willa Cather, A Lost Lady (New York, Limited Editions Club, 1984), v-xi.

1.58  “Introduction” to Hortense Calisher, Collected Stories (New York: Arbor House, 1984), vii-x.

1.59  “Ekphrasis: Words on Pictures,” Art and Antiques, 1 (March, 1984), 80-91.

1.60  “Figures of Interpretation,” Poetry East, 513-14, 27-30.

1.61  “Stones and Their Stories,” Close-Up (Spring, 1984), 23-27.

1.62  “The Art of Edward Hopper,” in Philip French, ed., The Third Dimension
(London, 1985), 82-87.

1.63  “Breaking into Song: Some Notes on Refrain,” in Chavia Hosek and Patricia Parker,
ed., Lyric Poetry: Beyond the New Criticism (Ithaca, 1985), 73-89.

1.64  “The Footing of His Feet: On a Line of Milton’s,” in R. Waswo, ed., On Poetry and Poetics (Tübingen, 1985(, 11-30.

1.65  “John Ashbery: The Lenore Marshall Prize,” The Nation, October 19, 1985, 386-388.

1.66  “Gabriel Laderman,” Art in America, April, 1986, 172-175.

1.67  “Hemingway’s Extraordinary Reality,” in Harold Bloom, ed., Ernest Hemingway:
Modern Critical Views
(New York, 1985), 211-216.

1.68  “Robert Penn Warren: Modes and Ranges of a Long Dawn,” in Harold Bloom,
ed., Robert Penn Warren: Modern Critical Views (New York, 1986).

1.69  “An Extreme and Abstract Clarity” (on the painting of William Bailey), Architectural Digest (December, 1986), 44-50.

1.70  “Spenser’s Undersong,” in Marjorie L. Garber, ed. Cannibals, Witches and Divorce:
Estranging the Renaissance
(Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1986), 1-20.

1.71  “Human Music,” in Harold Bloom, ed. Pre-Raphaelite Poets (New York:
Chelsea House, 1987), 7-19.

1.72  “Carroll’s Quest Romance,” in Harold Bloom, ed. Lewis Carroll (New York:
Chelsea House, 1987), 7-19.

1.73  “Dallying Nicely with Words,” in Nigel Fabb, Derek Attridge, et. al., eds., The
Linguistics of Writing
 (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1987).

1.74  “Psalms,” in David Rosenberg, ed., Congregation: Contemporary Writers Read the
Jewish Bible
(New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987).

1.75  “Leland Bell: Gesture and Trope,” Art in America, July, 1987, 93-97.

1.76  Commentary on the poem entitled “Others Who Have Lived in this Form,” in David Lehman,
ed. Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms (New York, Macmillan, 1987), 93-97.

1.77  “The Poetics of Ekphrasis,” Word and Image  4.1, Jan.-Mar. 1988, 209-19.

1.78  “Contemporary Narrative Painting,” in exhibition catalogue of Narrative Painting (Florida International University, 1988).

1.79  “Introduction” to Harold Bloom, Poetics of Influence (New Haven, Henry R. Schwab, 1988) xvi-xlvi.

1.80  “W.H. Auden,” Yale Review, Summer, 1988, 501-511.

1.81  “American Jewish Poetry,” Tikkun, May-June, 1988, 32-37;112-116.

1.82  “Introduction” to John Thompson, The Founding of English Metre 2nd. ed. (New York, Columbia Univ. Press, 1989).

1.83  “The Naming and Blaming of Cats,” Raritan 9.1, 31-40.

1.84  “Meetings and Harmonies,” The Yale Journal of Criticism 3.1, 71-85.

1.85  “On Emily Dickinson” (essay in symposium commentary) PEN Newsletter, May, 1989, 7-17.

1.86  “Various Images of Writing: Notes Toward a Classification,” in Irving Lavin, ed., World Art: Themes of Unity in Diversity (University Park and London, 1989), 319-328.

1.87  “The Gazer’s Spirit: Romantic and Later Poetry on Painting and Sculpture,” in Gene W. Ruoff, ed. The Romantics and Us (New Brunswick, 1990), 130-167.

1.88  “Introduction” to Richard Poirier, Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing (2nd. edition, Stanford, 1990), xi-xx.

1.89  “An Observation on Hindrance and Folly” (on censorship of the arts), The New Theater Review #6, 4-5.

1.90  “The Work of Poetry,” MBL Science, April 1990, 20-27.

1.91  “Observations on Moore’s Syllabic Schemes,” in Marianne Moore: The Art of a Modernist, ed. Joseph Parisi (Ann Arbor, 1990), 83-102.

1.92  “Preface” to Exhibition Catalogue of Landscape Painting 1960-1990: The Italian
Tradition in American Art
, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston and Bayley Museum of Art, Charlottesville, May-September 1990, pp. 1-7; 56-61.

1.93  “Alexandrine”; “Music”; “Donne” in A.C. Hamilton,, ed. The Spenser Encyclopedia, (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1990).

1.94  “It All Depends,” Social Research 58.1 (Spring 1991), 25-43.

1.95  “Of ‘of’: The Romance of a Preposition,” in Addressing Frank Kermode, ed. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton and Martin Warner (London, Macmillan, 1991), 189-204.

1.96  “Reading As Was Never Read,” ADE Bulletin 98 (Spring, 1991) 7-13.

1.97  “Preface” to In Time of Plague, ed. by Arien Mack (New York, New York
University Press, 1991), vii-x.

1.98  “Creative Hate and Lifelines of Love,” in The Poetry of Irving Feldman,
ed. Harold Schweitzer (Lesiburg, Penn., Bucknell Univ. Press, 1991), 47-61.

1.99  “Introduction” to William Bailey (New York, Rizzoli and Milan, Fabbri, 1991), pp. 15-45.

1.100 “Three Dazzlers,” The Yale Review 80.3 (1992), 101-126.

1.101 “Beating Time,” a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, in The Poetry of Song, ed. George Robert Minkoff and J.D. McClatchy (The Poetry Society of America, 1992), 18-19.

1.102 “Introduction” (and notes) to Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology (New York,
Signet Classics, 1992), xv-xxx.

1.103 “Introduction” to Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (New York, Library of America and Vintage Books, 1992).

1.104 “Preface” to a new reprint of The Untuning of the Sky (Archon Books, 1993), vii-x.

1.105 “A Note on Eleanor Cook, ‘From Etymology to Paronomasia,’” Connotations 3.1 (1993), 95-98.

1.196 "Mess" Yale Review  83.2, (1994), 68-73

1.107 "Memorial Tribute to Irving Howe"  Proccedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters,  2nd series, #45 (1994) 84-89

1.108 "'I Named Them As They Passed': Kinds of Animals and Humankind"  Social Research  
62.3 (Fall, 1995), 457-476
1.109 "The Poetry of Architecture", Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences  
49.5 (February 1996), 17-35.

1.110 "Memorial Tribute to James Merrill" Poetry  166.6 (September, 1995) 341-48

1.111 "Memorial Tribute to James Merrill" Proccedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters,  2nd series, #46 (1995) 79-84=7

1.112 "A Circle of Representations" in The Eye of the Poet: Studies in the Reciprocity of the 
         Visual and Literary Arts from the Renaissance to the Present, 
ed. Amy Golahny 
         (Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell Univ. Press, 1996), 224-37.

1.113 "Legal Rhetoric" in Law's Stories, ed. Peter Brooks and Paul Gewirtz (New Haven: 
         Yale University Press, 1996), 176-86.

1.114 Poem and Discussion, ALSC proceedings, Philosophy and Literature  20

            (May, 1996), 163-66; 189-92

1.115 "The Figure on the Page: Words and Images in Wright Morris' The Home Place"

            Yale Journal of Criticism  (Spring, 1996), 93-108.

1.116 "'Each Canvas As a Place': On Andrew Forge's Paintings", Essay for exhibition

            catalogue (New Haven: Yale Center for British Art", 1996) 7-14.

1.117 "The Shadow of a Lie: Poetry, Lying and the Truth of Fictions", Social Research  
(Fall, 1996) 643-62

1.118 “Translating the Classics"Annals of Scholarship 11.3 (Winter,  1997) 207-16

1.119 "The City of Thought" Michigan Quarterly Review 36.1 (Winter, 1997) 18-33

1.129 "Robert Frost and the Renewal of Birds", in Reading in an Age of Theory  
ed. Bridget Gellert Lyons, (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997), 131-45.

1.120 "Allen Ginsberg: An Appreciation", Los Angeles Times  April 7,  1997, E1-2.

             "Memorial Tribute to Allen Ginsberg", Proccedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters,  2nd series, #48 (1997) 72-7.

1.121 "The Practice of Theory and the Theory of Practice" , in Remapping the Boundaries: A New Perspective in Comparative Studies , ed. Giovanni Franci (Bologna: Cluebb, 1997) 77-85

1.122 "The Waste Remains and Kills", Social Research  64.1 (Spring, 1998), 1-6.

1.123 "Introduction" to Wright Morris, The Home Place (Lincoln, Neb., Univ. of Nebraska 
      Press, 1999) 7-16

1.124 "Writing of Food" Social Research  66.1 (Winter, 1998) 197-211

1.125 "Introduction" to poetry section, Contemporary Jewish-American Poets and       

            Dramatists,  ed. Joel Schatsky and Michael Taub (New York, Greenwood

Publishing, 1999)     201-8.

1.126 "Literature and Technology: Nature's 'Lawful Offspring in Man's Art"  Social Research  
64.3, (1999), 147-73

1.127 "Ah Wilderness and Omar Khayyam", Lincoln Center Theater Review #18 (1998) 12-14.

1.128 "Foreword" to Lisa Williams, The Hammered Dulcimer  (Utah State University Press,1998), xi-xii

1.129 "Introduction" to The Best American Poetry, 1998   (Scribner, 1998), 15-24

1.130 [On Wallace Stevens] in RWB Lewis and Nancy Lewis, American Portraits  (New Haven, 
         Yale Univ. Press, 1999),   

1.131 "On Wallace Stevens", American Poet   Spring, 2000, 14-15.

1.132 "Robert Frost's Oven Bird"  in Sewanee Writers on Writing  ed. Wyatt Prunty,

            (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press. 2000), 80-91

1.133 "Algernon Charles Swinburne's 'At Eleusis'", Paris Review  154 Spring 2000,   

1.134 "On 'A Boy's Song' by James Hogg", in First Loves,  ed. Carmela Ciararu (New York: Scribner's 2000),  119-22

1.135 Commentary on "At the New Year", in American Jwish Poetry, ed. Jonathan N.

            Barron and Eric Murphy Selinger (Hanover, N.H., Brandeis University

            Press, 2000), 86-88

1.136 "Memorial Tribute to Saul Steinberg" Proccedings of the AmericanAcademy of Arts 
 and Letters,
#50  2nd series, (2000), 101-6

1.137 "The Language of Privacy" Social Research,  68.1 (Spring, 2001), 5-28   

1.138 Introduction to William Shakespeare, The Sonnets, ed. Stephen Orgel  (New  York, Penguin Books 2001) xxiii-xxxvii

1.139 Introduction to Once Again, La Fontaine: Sixty More Fables, tr. Norman R. Shapiro (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2001), xix-xxix,       

1.140 “John Hollander on John Crowe Ransom”, Elise Pachen and Rebekah Presson Mosby, eds. Poetry Speaks  (Napierville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2001) 97-99

1.141 “The President’s Column” ALSC Newsletter 7.3  (Summer 2001),  p.2
1.142 Introduction to Vicki Hearne, Bandit  (Pleasantville, NY: The Arkadine Press, 2002) iii-vii

1.143 “The Rhetoric of Consciousness” Social Research 68.3 (Fall 2001), 589-608  

1.144 “In Bed Together” (short story),  Southwest Review 86. 2&3  (2001), 254-61

1.145 "The Quatrain", in An Exultation of Forms, ed. Annie Finch and Kathrine Varnes

            (Ann  Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2001), 122-31

1.146 "Remarks at New School University's  Sixty-Seventh Commencement Ceremony"

 Social Research 70.1 (2003), 333-38

1.147 "Honor Dishonorable: Shameful Shame" Social Research 70.4 (Winter 2003),


1.148 "The Poet by Thomas Hart Benton" Paris Review #167 (2003), 126-27


2.1    (of Will Grohman, Paul Klee and Saul Steinberg, The Passport), Partisan Review (Summer, 1955), 422-426.

2.2    (of Rachel Wischnitzer, Synagogue Architecture in America), Commentary (August, 1956), 181-83.

2.3    (of Victor Erlich, Russian Formalism), Kenyon Review (Winter, 1956), 145-50.

2.4    (of G. Wilson Knight, The Mutual Flame), Kenyon Review (Autumn, 1956), 654-663.

2.5    “The Perilous Magic of Nymphets (first U.S. review of Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita), Partisan Review 23.4 (Autumn, 1956) 557-59.

2.6    “Poetry Chronicle,” Partisan Review (Spring, 1957), 296-304.

2.7    (of Frank J. Copley, Catullus Complete Poetry), Kenyon Review (Summer, 1958), 500-506.

2.8    (of Karl Shapiro, Poems of a Jew), Midstream (Autumn, 1958), 84-88.

2.9    “Poetry Chronicle,” Partisan Review (Winter, 1959), 137-144.

2.10  (of I.A. Richards’ poems), Poetry (March, 1959), 392-395.

2.11  “Poetry Chronicle,” Partisan Review (Summer, 1959), 503-509.

2.12  (of Robert Lowell, Life Studies), Poetry (October, 1959), 41-46.

2.13  “Poetry Chronicle,” Partisan Review (Spring, 1960), 363-373.

2.24  “C.P. Snow’s Two Worlds,” The New Republic (May 30, 1960), 17-19.

2.15  “Notes on Four Novels,” Yale Review (Autumn, 1960), 149-156.

2.16  (of Paul West, Byron and the Spoiler’s Art), Spectator (October 14, 1960), 596.

2.17  (of Bernard Malamud, A New Life), Partisan Review (Winter, 1962), 137-140.

2.18  (of David Jones, In Parenthesis), Partisan Review (Summer, 1962), 451-454.

2.19  (of John Cage, Silence), Perspectives of New Music (Spring, 1963), 137-141.

2.10  (of Five American Poets, ed. Gunn and Hughes), Encounter (January, 1964), 67-69.

2.11  (of J. Reeves and Sean Haldane, ed. Homage to Trumbull Stickney), The Listener (April 1968), 446-47.

2.12  (of James D. Watson, The Double Helix), Nature (May, 1968), 791-92.

2.13  (of three novels by John Hawkes), The Listener (July, 1968), 85-86.

2.14  (of Nathan Silver, Lost New York), Partisan Review (Winter, 1967-8), 134-138.

2.15  (of Richard Ellmann, ed. Giacomo Joyce), Partisan Review (Summer, 1968), 459-62.

2.16  (of John Holloway, Widening Horizons in English Verse), English Language Notes IV (1968), 226-69.

2.17  (of Lawrence E. Harvey, Samuel Beckett’s Poetry), The New York Times Book Review (December ??, 1970).

2.18  (of Harold Bloom, Yeats), Poetry (October, 1970), 43-45.

2.19  (of A.R. Ammons, Briefings), The New York Times Book Review (May 19, 1971).

2.20  (of Paul Celan, Speech-Grille, tr. Joachim Neugroeschel), The New York Times Book Review (July 11, 1971).

2.21  (of Kathi Meyer-Baer, Music of the Spheres and the Dance of Death), Renaissance Quarterly XXIV (Summer, 1971), 239-240.

2.22  (of J.V. Cunningham, Collected Poems and Epigrams), The New York Times Book Review (November 21, 1971).

2.23  (of Lloyd Goodrich, Edward Hopper), Commentary (January, 1972), 94-99.

2.24  (of Daniel Hoffman, Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe), The New York Times Book Review (February 13, 1972).

2.25  (of Trumbull Stickney, Poems, ed. A.R. Whittle), The New York Times Book Review (July 16, 1972).

2.26  (of Charles S. Holmes, The Clocks of Columbus: The Literary Career of James Thurber), World (October 24, 1972), 47-49.

2.27  (of Edward Gorey, Amphigorey), Commentary (January, 1973), 96-99.

2.28  (of Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence), The New York Times Book Review (March 4, 1973), 27-30.

2.29  (another review of the same), Poetry (August, 1973), 298-303.

2.30  (of Saul Steinberg, The Inspector), Commentary (July, 1973), 76-78.

2.31  (of Stephen Orgel and Roy Strong, Inigo Jones: The Theatre of the Stuart Court), The New York Times Book Review (January 20, 1974), 5-7.

2.32  (of Martha Foley, 200 Years of Great American Short Stories), Bookletter (July 5, 1976).

2.33  (of Stanley Weintraub, Whistler: A Biography and Allen Staley, The Pre-Raphaelite Landscape), Harper’s (September, 1974).

2.34  (of Sanford Friedman, Still Life), The New Republic (June 14, 1975), 30.

2.35  (of Harold Bloom, A Map of Misreading), Poetry (January, 1976), 222-234.

2.36  (of Harold Bloom, Kabbalah and Criticism), The New Republic (January 24, 1976), 32-33.

2.37  (of Philip Glazebrook, The Eye of the Beholder), Bookletter (August 16, 1976), 12.

2.38  (of D.J. Gordon, The Renaissance Imagination and Milton Klonsky, Speaking Pictures), The New York Review of Books (December 8, 1977), 50-53.

2.39  (of Elizabeth Bishop, Geography III), Parnassus (Summer, 1977), 360-66.

2.40  (of Robert Martin Adams, Proteus: His Lies, His Truth), Comparative Literature 128 (1976), 75-77.

2.45  (of Frederick Will, The Knife in the Stone), Modern Language Notes 90 (1976), 991-993.

2.46  (of Harold Rosenberg, Saul Steinberg), The New York Review of Books (June 15, 1978), 9-11.

2.47  (of Stephen Orgel, ed. The Renaissance and the Gods), The Times Literary Supplement (December 23, 1977), 1506.

2.48  (of the same), Art in America (April, 1978), 27-28.

2.49  (of Richard Poirier, Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing), The New Review
(March, 1978), 47-49.

2.50  (of Phyllis Bartlett, ed. The Poems of George Meredith), The New Republic 
(July 29, 1978), 30-31.

2.51  (of Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, Arcimboldo the Marvelous) Art in America (November-December, 1978).

2.52  (of Daryl Hine, Daylight Saving), Canto 3 (1979), 132-141.

2.53  (of Margaret Plant, Paul Klee: Figures and Masks) Art in America (October, 1979), 19.

2.54  (of Roy Strong, The Renaissance Garden in England and Terry Comito, The Idea of the Garden in the Renaissance), Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 39 (1980), 89-91.

2.55  (of Stanley Cavell, The Claim of Reason), Yale Review 59 (1980), 577-584.

2.56  (of Sanford Friedman, Rip Van Winkle), Bookworld (November 30, 1980), 8.

2.57  (of George Justus Lawler, Celestial Pantomime: Poetic Structures of Transcendence),
Partisan Review (Summer, 1981), 478-485.

2.58  (of Vicki Hearne, Nervous Horses and Jay Wright, The Double Invention of Komo),
The Times Literary Supplement (January 30, 1981).

2.59  (of William Vaughan, German Romantic Painting), Art in America (July-August, 1981).

2.60  (of Eleanor Perenyi, Green Thoughts), The New Republic (October 7, 1981), 35-36.

2.61  (of Daniel Hoffman, Brotherly Love), The Times Literary Supplement (February 12, 1982), 166a.

2.62   “Poetry in Review,” Yale Review 73.1 (1983), ix-xxi.

2.63   “Poetry in Review,” Yale Review 73.3 (1984), ix-xviii.

2.64   “Poetry in Review,” Yale Review 74.1 (1984), ix-xxiv.

2.65  “Poetry in Review,” Yale Review 74.3 (1985), ix-xvi.

2.66  (of Vikram Seth, The Golden Gate), The New Republic (April 21, 1986), 32-34.

2.67  (of Irving Feldman, All of Us Here), The New Republic (June, 1986).

2.68  “Quadrophenia” (Review-essay of of Fernando Pessoa, Poems  and The Keeper of Sheep, tr, Honig and Brown),The New Republic  (September 7, 1987), 333-36.

2.69  “Circe’s Children” (Review-essay of verse translations of La Fontaine’s Fables), The New Republic, (May 29, 1989), 30-35.

2.70  “An Elizabethan Modern” (Review of Edmund Spenser, Shorter Poems), The New Republic (September 11, 1989), 33-38.

2.71  (of painting exhibition by Andrew Forge), Art and Antiques (March, 1990), 155.

2.71  “Doctor of Humanities,” (review of Gerald Weissmann, The Doctor with Two Heads),
The New Republic (October 8, 1990), 42-46.

2.73  “Voice of America” (review of E.L. Masters, Spoon River Anthology, ed. John E. Hallwas), The New Republic (July 27, 1992), 47-53.

2.74  “Fiction in Review” (on John Le Carré), The Yale Review  (1994), 82.1, 150-160.

2.75  "The Art of Memory" (review of Amy Clampitt, A Silence Opens),The New Republic  
Sept. 19&26, 1994, 51-3.

2.76 "Dorothy Parker and the Art of Light Verse" (review article) Yale Review 85.1

            (January 1997), 156-164

 2.77  "The Fluent Mundo" (review of Wallace Stevens, Collected Poetry and Prose, (Library
of America Edition), Los Angeles Times Book Review  November 16, 1997, p.6

2.78   Review of Anthony Hecht, Flight among the Tombs, Raritan  17.1 140-52

2.79  "Paradise Enow" (review article: A new edition of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Yale 
  86.3. 128-39

2.80   Review of Geoffrey Hill, The Triumph of Love, LA Times Book Review   September 20, 1998. pp. 9-10.

2.81  "Poems That Walk Anywhere" (review of Jay Wright, Transfigurations), New York Times 
 Book Review
 January 28, 2001, p.6

2.82  Review of Selected Poems of Victor Hugo, tr. E.H. and A.M. Blackmore, Los Angeles
Times Book Review
May 13, 2001,  6-7