Review: James Longenbach’s The Virtues of Poetry

By Matt Kilbane, Poetry Co-Editor My admiration for James Longenbach’s new collection of essays, The Virtues of Poetry, has everything to do with this poet-critic’s bifocals, his capacity to take the short- and long-view simultaneously and with equal rigor. It’s a bird’s eye intimacy, made possible by a kind of thoroughgoing poetic piety, an abiding … Continue reading Review: James Longenbach’s The Virtues of Poetry