From Boston Review, the testament of Mr. Cogito: An essay on Zbigniew Herbert and the limits of the political. Poetry can save the world: A review of Poetry as Insurgent Art by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. A review of Gendered Dynamics in Latin Love Poetry by Ronnie Ancona and Ellen Greene. A review of Metrical Constraint and the Interpretation of Style in the Tragic Trimeter by Nicholas Baechle. From NYRB, a review of Tennessee Williams' Notebooks; and his design for living: A review of The Letters of Noel Coward. From The New Yorker, prophet motive: a review of Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works. From TLS, a review of Janet Malcolm's Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice. A review of Alfred Kazin: A Biography by Richard M. Cook.