From the June/July 2008 Print Edition

You come to me in thick old roots of night While trucks are changing gears, although you kiss Like a slack orchid tongue in Cairns, and I Can’t make you out, and so you call to me At afternoon in a light rain when dreams Go whirling in Saigon under wet heat So I can hear your voice, although . . . . Continue Reading »

Poetics and Power

From the April 2008 Print Edition

A Treatise of Civil Power by Geoffrey Hill Yale University Press, 64 pages, $16 (paper) In 1659, John Milton published A Treatise of Civil Power in Ecclesiastical Causes . His powerful attack against the idea of a state church remains one of the most pungent pieces of prose in the language. We do . . . . Continue Reading »