Barbara L. Estrin

Professor Emerita at Stonehill College, Barbara L. Estrin is the author of four books of criticism, including several about poetics and poetry, most relevant here, The American Love Lyric after Auschwitz and Hiroshima.  She has also published numerous articles about modern and contemporary poets, including W.B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, Samuel Beckett, Robert Lowell, Adrienne Rich, … Continue reading Barbara L. Estrin

CPR Volume 19-2

July, 2017 T A B L E of C O N T E N T S POEMS Jeanne Obbard, Nurse Log Lana Spendl, On the Balcony Gerry LaFemina, Conjecture Shuly Cawood, Aguascalientes, 1919 Clare Louise Harmon, Sunny Ithaca John Sibley Williams, Spectacle Susan Okie, On Lake Victoria Robert Fillman, Lion Dream Emily Jaeger, The Body … Continue reading CPR Volume 19-2

“The field is greater than we see”—Anthony DiMatteo’s In Defense of Puppets

Review by Barbara L. Estrin With Robert Lowell’s depictions of his parents’ dysfuntion in Life Studies and Philip Larkin’s  indictment, “They fuck you up your mom and dad,” mothers get a  bad rap in late modern poetry.   But Anthony diMatteo’s In Defense of Puppets puts all the confessional blame on himself as he renders his … Continue reading “The field is greater than we see”—Anthony DiMatteo’s In Defense of Puppets