Cancer Dog

From the June/July 2010 Print Edition

Her open wound accuses you. It leaves its traces in the corner where she sleeps. She sleeps a lot and rises painfully. Outside she sniffs at markings. It is spring. Her limp complains you’ve already begun to go, that you have gone with the betrayers. Always in her view you are the arm that, . . . . Continue Reading »

The Poetry of Paradise

From the January 2008 Print Edition

Paradiso By Dante Alighieri Translated by Robert and Jean Hollander Doubleday, 944 pages, $40 With the publication of Paradiso , Robert and Jean Hollander have completed their landmark translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy , begun with the Inferno in 2000 and followed by Purgatorio in 2003. . . . . Continue Reading »