by David Kirby

Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens – Corey Van Landingham


The takeaway? Nike presides over the world, then and now, and this poet is her messenger.

Balzac’s Lives – Peter Brooks


For Balzac and readers like me as well, nothing pulls you in like a printing press (identified by brand name) and an ink-distributing roller. In a small shop. In the provinces, no less.

The Last Taxi Driver – Lee Durkee


The world’s cabbies and their chroniclers know but two time periods, BTD and ATD.