Today’s news from London: There’s a thoughtful, careful and worthy review of Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax by poet Jules Smith in this week’s edition of the Times Literary Supplement, the most important book review publication in the English-speaking world (outside the U.S., anyway). You can read the full review here: Pure Act – TLS. As far as I can tell, Lax and I are the only American writers other than Joyce Carol Oates, to be reviewed in this issue. I’m amazed and pleased.
CORRECTION: I just learned that a book by my Portland State University English Department colleague Josh Epstein is in the same issue of the TLS–another American! You can read the review of his book, Sublime Noise, here: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1653106.ece.