“Christopher Middleton is a poet for our moment: angry, denunciatory, fed up with the status quo. But he’s not a young Occupier or Tea Party supporter. Middleton is an eighty-five-year-old Englishman living in Texas, and his most recent volume, A Company of Ghosts, is approximately his twenty-fourth book of poems.” At Bookforum, Laura Kolbe on Christopher Middleton.
- If you’re looking for good discussions of the year in music, might we point you to discussions at Slate and Sound of the City?
- At HTML Giant, Ken Baumann talks about the books and movies he loved in 2011.
- Kevin Brockmeier looks at the work of Michal Ajvaz and Alex Epstein.