A Hispanic Heritage Month Reading List
Modernism's Metronome: Meter and Twentieth-Century Poetics
Modernism’s Metronome is about poets and readers caught up in meter and unsure about their footing. When I began studying poetry in college, one of the first poems that caught my ear was a metrical tour-de-force—though I didn’t know it then— by the late modern...
The Forms of Informal Empire: Britain, Latin America, and Nineteenth-Century Literature
A few years ago, at a get-together in Santiago, Chile, I met a local man I’ll call Luis. Amid small talk, he mentioned that he supervises a number of his family’s copper mines in the north. When I asked him how his family came to own them, he shrugged and said...