Territory, by Markus Guschelbauer

This summer I wrote an essay that was included in my friend Markus Guschelbauer’s book of photographs.  Markus is an extraordinary artist, and our friendship has been a real treasure in my life.  I have included the text I wrote here in the hope that if you read it, you might have a look at … Read more

Letters to a Young Poet–a correspondence course

This fall term I am teaching an advanced literature seminar at Bennington College on the poetry and prose of Rainer Maria Rilke.  When we were given the option of teaching our courses in person or remotely, I decided to teach remotely, but rather than teach via Zoom as I had done this spring, I opted … Read more