Temple Cone
 

Odds & Ends

 

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

 

"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)

 

"The Ghost of Robinson Jeffers" (essay)

 

"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 Carolyn Creedon

 

Interview with Serena Agusto-Cox

 

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)

  

"One Temper with the Granite: The Troubling Achievement of Robinson Jeffers's Ecological Lyric" (essay)

 

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

 

Review of No Loneliness by J.S. Watt 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


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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"