John Hollander (1929-2013)

August 18th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Hollander was never less than a skilled poet, and at his best a very fine one. He also had intelligent things to say about the relation of poetry to music, among many other subjects. In the 80s he recommended some poems of mine to the late Ben Sonnenberg of Grand Street, resulting in my first published poems. I met him only once.

NY Times obituary

Ben Sonnenberg (1936-2010)

June 29th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

I never met him, but he was the first to publish any of my poems, and Grand Street, which he founded in 1981 and ran until 1990, was one of the great literary journals of recent times.

NY Times obituary here.

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