Temple Cone

Odds & Ends


"The Bough That Does Not Graft" (review of Seamus Heaney's Aeneid Book VI)


"The Day Would Be Remembered" (poem responding to the shootings at the Capital Gazette)


"Exposed in a Southern Lens" (review of Sally Mann's Hold Still)


"The Firebreak We've Been Waiting For" (review of Sharon Olds's Odes)


"Hatred Knows How to Make Beauty" (review of Wislawa Szymborska's Map: Collected and Last Poems)


"He's Not Wrong" (review of Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style)


"I Can Hear Death Pronounce My Name" (review of Christopher Logue's War Music)


"I hope you find what you're looking for" (review of Maximilian Uriarte's The White Donkey: Terminal Lance)


Interview with Serena Agusto-Cox


Interview with Bill Peak


Interview with Wanling Su


"Knowing the Street Map by Foot: Ciaran Carson's Belfast Confetti" (essay)


"The Mountain and the Encircling Mist" (review of Rachel Corbett's You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin)


Page to Stage: The Places You'll Go (staged reading)


"The Scarcity of Annie Dillard" (review of Annie Dillard's The Abundance)


"Slow Down with a Good Poem" (interview with Grace Cavalieri)


"Slurry and Whiskey" (review of Johnny Cash's Forever Words)


 "Temple Cone" by Jon Hughes (song based on the poem "Mercy")



Odds & Ends

Rilke composed his Sonnets

to Orpheus in two months

after finishing the great Elegies,

ten years in the making.


So we labor at grief,

drawing constellations from chaos,

and when we pause, gracious

starlight comes unbidden.

From "A Father's Story"