“The Rolling Circle: Memory and Maturity in David Bottoms’ Poetry,” David Bottoms: Pocket Charms Against Oblivion, William Walsh, editor, McFarland Press, forthcoming

“The World as We Know It: Charles Wright’s Scar Tissue, Littlefoot, and Sestets,” Valparaiso Poetry Review, 2009

“Life and Language: On the 50th Anniversary of Robert Lowell’s Life Studies,” Valparaiso Poetry Review, 2009

“Landscape and Lyricism,” Segue (Miami University, Ohio), 2008

“Standing Straight in the Sparking Storm: Lynnell Edwards’ The Highwayman’s Wife,” Valparaiso Poetry Review, 2008

“Exquisite Music: John Balaban’s Path, Crooked Path,” Valparaiso Poetry Review, 2008

“Everything We Cannot See: Claudia Emerson’s Late Wife,”
 Poetry For Students, Thomson Gale Publishing, 2008

"Time and Space: Linda Bierds's First Hand,"
Valparaiso Poetry Review

"Everything We Cannot See: Claudia Emerson's Late Wife,"
Valparaiso Poetry Review

"Small Wisdoms: Large Spirit: Patricia Fargnoli's Duties of the Spirit," Web Del Sol Review of Books

"Mature Measures: Patricia Fargnoli and B.H. Fairchild,"
Valparaiso Poetry Review

"Music and Memory: Donald Justice's Collected Poems,"
Valparaiso Poetry Review

"'To Learn To Love the Blues': William Matthews's Search Party, Valparaiso Poetry Review

"To Recover the Poet: Larry Levis's Elegy, The Selected Levis, and The Gazer Within," Blackbird

"Music and Movement in Rita Dove's American Smooth," Valparaiso Poetry Review

"Conditions of Change: Never and the Never-Ending Evolution of Jorie Graham's Poetry, Valparaiso Poetry Review

"To Recover the Poet: Larry Levis's Elegy, The Selected Levis, and The Gazer Within," A Condition of the Spirit: the Life and Work of Larry Levis, Christopher Buckley and Alex Long, Editors, Eastern Washington University Press, 2004

"Weather Watch: Mark Strand's The Weather of Words," Mark Strand, Harold Bloom, Editor (Bloom's Major Poets), Chelsea House Publishers: Philadelphia, 2003 

"The Fundamental Desire to Sing: Two Decades of Poetry by Sherod Santos," Valparaiso Poetry Review

"The Transformative Lyric: Gregory Orr's The Caged Owl: New and Selected Poems, Poetry as Survival, and The Blessing," Valparaiso Poetry Review

"Examining the Poetry of Confession and Autobiography: After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography," Valparaiso Poetry Review

"Two Decades of David Baker's Poetry—To Remember and To Articulate the Past: David Baker's Changeable Thunder and Heresy and the Ideal: On Contemporary Poetry," Valparaiso Poetry Review

"To Recover the Poet: Larry Levis's Elegy, The Selected Levis, and The Gazer Within," Valparaiso Poetry Review

"Weather Watch: Mark Strand's The Weather of Words," Valparaiso Poetry Review

"Time and Again: Charles Wright's Negative Blue: Selected Later Poems,"Valparaiso Poetry Review 

"The Rolling Circle: David Bottoms' Armored Hearts and Vagrant Grace÷two decades of David Bottoms'poetry," Valparaiso Poetry Review 

"Writing Poetry: Art, Artifacts, and Articles of Faith," The Cresset: A Review of Literature, Arts, and Public Affairs

"The Quality of Mercy: Philip Levine's The Mercy," Valparaiso Poetry Review 

"An Appreciation of Donald Justice," review of Donald Justice's Selected Poems, Quarterly West 



Numerous essays on film published in The Cresset: A Review of Literature, Arts, and Public Affairs,Valparaiso,  IN, 1987-1993 

    Articles include the following: 

    "Cinema, Cities, and Democracy," May 1993 
    "Followinâ Spikeâs X-Ample: Black Filmmakers in Hollywood," 
             January 1993 
    "Film and Politics," September 1992 
    "Womenâs Work: Film and Feminism," March 1992 
    "Conflicting Images," December 1991 
    "Conspicuous Compassion," October 1991 
    "The Art of Watching: Pauline Kael and Cinema Paradiso," 
              May 1991 
    "American Dreams," March 1991 
    "Video Vietnam," January 1991 
    "The Taming of the New," November 1990 
    "Reel Realism," March 1990 
    "Championship Defense," January 1990 
    "Cinevision," November 1989 
    "Looking for America," September 1989 
    "Culture and Art, Entertainment and Enrichment," April 1989 
    "Meryl Streep: Tigerâs Heart in a Womanâs Hide," February 1989 
    "Moving Images," December 1988 
    "Post-Graduate Study in Film," October 1988 
    "The Commodity of Comedy," May 1988 
    "Film and the Novel: The Writer in Hollywood," March 1988 
    "Film and the Novel: Film versus Novel," January  1988 
    "Film and the Novel: Film as Literature," December 1987 



Numerous articles of film criticism published in Utah Daily Chronicle and Canyon Times newspapers, Salt Lake City, UT, 1982-84 

    Films reviewed include the following: 

    Terms of Endearment 
    Cross Creek 
    Fanny and Alexander 
    The Big Chill 
    Under Fire 
    Strange Invaders 
    Rumble Fish 
    Valley Girl 
    Never Cry Wolf 
    Risky Business 
    The Right Stuff 
    The Dead Zone 
    Baby, Itâs You 


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