Angles of Ascent: The Norton Anthology of African American Poetry

by Diann Blakely

Angles of Ascent: The Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, ed. Charles Henry Rowell. W. W. Norton, $24.95. Without even glancing at the ample prefatory material Rowell provides, most readers can discern his sympathies from the title: while another … Continue reading

What We Talk About When We Talk About Fiction

by Greg Johnson

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ANNE FRANK.  By Nathan Englander.  New York:  Knopf, 2012.  207 pp.  $24.95. HAPPINESS IS A CHEMICAL IN THE BRAIN.  By Lucia Perillo.  New York:  Norton, 2012.  211 pp.  $23.95. WHO WILL HEAR … Continue reading