Selected criticism

In Short: 36 Ways of Looking at the Aphorism, a review of several anthologies for Harper’s, September 2016

Memory’s Passages: The Limits of Autobiography, a review of Pieces of Light by Charles Fernyhough and The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit for Harper’s, February 2014

Correspondence to Self, a review of Paul Auster’s Report From the Interior for The New York Times Book Review, December 2013

Latitudes of Grief, a review of Julian Barnes’s Levels of Life for The New York Times Book Review, September 2013

Requiem, a review of Emily Rapp’s The Still Point of the Turning World for The New York Times Book Review, March 2013

The Poet at Bay, a review of Paul Guest’s One More Theory About Happiness and My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge for The New York Review of Books, December 2011

Tournament of Books: Jonathan Franzen vs. Teddy Wayne, a judgment of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne for The Morning News, March 2011

A review of Siri Hustvedt’s The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves for Bookforum, February/March 2010

The Ghost Inside, an appreciation of Jack Gilbert for The Poetry Foundation, February 2006