Adam Kirsch

The Case for Cultural Appropriation

How humans hybridize their civilizations

The Poet of Old Age

Donald Hall, chronicler of life

Alain Locke as activist aesthete

Rediscovering Alain Locke and the project of black self-realization

Adam Kirsch on Megan Marshall’s Elizabeth Bishop biography

Adam Kirsch reviews Megan Marshall’s biography of poet Elizabeth Bishop.

T.S. Eliot as a Harvard student

A rediscovery of the emerging poet

Robert Frost revealed in his letters

Robert Frost’s “doubleness,” revealed in his letters—and poems.

The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, explored by Adam Kirsch

Adam Kirsch reads the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library—the latest stage in the “American conquest of the Middle Ages”

New collections of Elizabeth Bishop's poems, prose, and letters

New collections of poems, prose, and correspondence by Elizabeth Bishop

Adam Kirsch reviews "The Art of the Sonnet," by Stephen Burt and David Mikics

Adam Kirsch reviews The Art of the Sonnet, by Stephen Burt and David Mikics

Review of Maurice Charney's “Wrinkled Deep in Time”

Adam Kirsch review Maurice Charney’s Wrinkled Deep in Time: Aging in Shakespeare.

Frederick Seidel’s new poetry collection reviewed

Adam Kirsch reviews Poems 1959-2009 by Frederick Seidel ’57