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Books We've Reviewed from Wesleyan University Press

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Next Life

The publication of a poet’s selected poems is often viewed as a life’s work summation. What better way to rebel against that notion than by releasing a new collection with a... Read More

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Emotional Storm

The title refers to psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion’s words: “When two personalities meet, an emotional storm is created.” This goes beyond Freud, whose psychology focused on... Read More

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The Dancer Within

Isadora Duncan once famously proclaimed, “To live is to dance.” In this volume, Eichenbaum’s thoughtful interviews illuminate the lives of forty dancers across a broad... Read More

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Little Boat

Serious poets seldom write loud jokes, but the self-mocking disingenuous note of Little Boat‘s title poem nicely captures the tact of this collection of occasional poems, many... Read More

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Yusef Komunyakaa once wrote: “Don’t write what you know; write what you’re willing to discover.” This thought, coupled with Williams’s famous “No ideas but in... Read More

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The Couple

One senses a dimly lit bar and zealous English teacher sitting amid his flock, making Perseus and Andromeda, Mary Ure and Robert Shaw as familiar as Pamela and Tommy Lee, and... Read More

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