A long section on the poetry of Robert Lax takes up a full quarter of the December issue of Poetry magazine (released today). It includes previously unpublished poems written on Kalymnos in 1968, facsimiles of Lax’s handwritten notes and jottings, and a lengthy introduction by me.
Poetry has posted a downloadable podcast featuring poets who are in the December issue and a conversation with me about Lax, his poetry and his life in Greece. You can listen to it here. If you scroll down below it on the same page and click on Michael N. McGregor (or click here), you can read my introduction. If you click on Robert Lax (or here), you can read the poems of his featured in the issue. You’ll also see the lovely photograph of Lax shown here, taken by author Tom Stone, a friend of Lax who lived on Patmos.