Critical Mass

Around the World with the NBCC 1


Former NBCC finalist Anthony Shadid reviews an anthology of the best reporting from the Iraq war (which features writing by recent finalist, Patrick Cockburn)

Board member Art Winslow gets in touch with his own invisible eye in this review of Philip F. Gura’s “American Transcendentalism.&#82#8221;

This week former NBCC finalist Doris Lessing has accepted the Nobel Prize for literature. The Guardian has her acceptance speech.

Former NBCC criticism finalist Geoff Dyer has been thinking about the gaps between poetry and visual culture.

Balakian winning board member David Orr on the poetry discover of the year: Michael O’Brien.

Former NBCC finalist Charles Simic sings an ode to boredom.