Harvard Review 22

Harvard Review 22

Christina Thompson



Jess Row

Heaven Lake

Alan Heathcock

Our Summarative History of Quixotica

Paul Harding

Walter, Charmed

Steve Almond

The President Returns


Helen Vendler

Ashbery’s Aesthetic

John Updike

Hyman Bloom

André Aciman


Andrew DuBois

John Ashbery’s Harvard Education

Stephen Greenblatt

George Steiner

Svetlana Boym

My Grandmother’s First Love

Mark Ford

My Position Now

Lisa Waring Birk

On Leaving

Anne Ferry

‘Thing’ and ‘Things’ in Ashbery’s Poems

Bernard Cohen

Taipei, Expectant


Chris Wallace-Crabbe

A Summons in the Peak Period

Christina Pugh


John Ashbery

This Deuced Cleverness
All That Now
Unpolished Segment

Srikanth Reddy

Monsoon Eclogue

Rodney G. Dennis

A Limited Order

Kevin Gallagher

Tiantan Gongyuan

Todd Hearon

The Death of Shelley

Bei Ling


Deborah Tall

Echo Factor

Joseph Featherstone


Constance Merritt

Among Shades: A Fragment (excerpt)

Lucien Stryk


Rita Gabis

St. Luke’s Garden

Ryan Van Cleave

Tattoo of Clouds

Lyn Hejinian

The Fatalist

Stephanie Strickland

WaveSon.nets 28, 29, 30

Violetta Kirkorian

Looking for a Husband

Stratis Pascalis

Morning Aura
First Rain


Shel Silverstein

No Skronking


Ellsworth Kelly

Eight Portraits, 1948-1950

Harry Cooper

Ellsworth Kelly


Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Electric Light by Seamus Heaney

Martha Collins

Felt: Poems by Alice Fulton

Graham Christian

Fox: Poems 1998-2000 by Adrienne Rich

Jacquelyn Pope

Halls of Fame by John D’Agata

Stephen Dobyns

I’m Speaking: Selected Poems by Rafael Guillen

Gabriel Welsch

If In Time by Ann Lauterbach

Stephen Dobyns

Jam by Joe-Anne McLaughlin

Kevin McGrath

Journey Into the Mind’s Eye by Lesley Blanch

William Corbett

John Ashbery: Three Reviews

Stephen Dobyns

Labmarks by Bill Knott

William Doreski

Lighter Than Air by Magnus Enzensberger

Michael Shinagel

Making Harvard Modern by Morton and Phyllis Keller

Chuck Leddy

Nativity Poems by Joseph Brodsky

William Doreski

Night Picnic by Charles Simic

Kevin Gallagher

Poems Seven by Alan Dugan

Lester Lee

Richard Wright by Hazel Rowley

Andrea Hollander

Small Gods of Grief by Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Harry Thomas

The Epistles of Horace by David Ferry, trans.

Robert Schnall

The Evening Light by Floyd Skloot

Ellen Davis

The Long Marriage by Maxine Kumin

Kurt Brown

The Tormented Mirror by Russell Edson

Graham Christian

The Word Pavilion by Christopher Middleton