Don’t Miss a Thing

Get our latest essays, archival selections, reading lists, and exclusive content delivered straight to your inbox.

Search Website
aprilmay04
April/May 2004

What We Owe to Parents. Anne Alstott on how public policy can support the hard work of raising children. With Robin West, Amy L. Wax, Eva Kittay, Dorothy Roberts, Deborah Stone, and Richard A. Epstein. Stephen M. Meyer on the extinction crisis we’ve already lost; Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag’s practical plan to save Social Security; Helena Cobban on the uncertain future of secular Palestinian nationalism; Diego Gambetta on post-9/11 irrationality. National Poetry Month: Hank Lazer on the radical democratization of American Poetry; Marjorie Perloff on Ezra Pound; Rachel Cline on Bruce Wagner; Jascha Hoffman on the Riemann Hypothesis; a story by Ander Monson; Alan A. Stone reviews Gillo Pontecorvo’s Burn! Poems by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Li Hou Zhu, Caroline Knox, and Toni Burge.

 

Forum 

WHAT WE OWE TO PARENTS
ANNE ALSTOTT
WITH RESPONSES FROM ROBIN WEST, AMY L. WAX, EVA KITTAY, DOROTHY ROBERTS, DEBORAH STONE, AND RICHARD A. EPSTEIN.

Essays
End of the Wild    NOW A BOOK!
Stephen M. Meyer
Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag
Helena Cobban
Diego Gambetta
Fiction
Ander Monson
Nonfiction Review
Three books on the Riemann Hypothesis
Jascha Hoffman
New Fiction Forum
Bruce Wagner’s Hollywood
Rachel Cline
On writing Kings of Infinite Space
James Hynes
Poetry Essays and Reviews
National Poetry Month, without lament
Hank Lazer 
Ezra Pound’s Poems and Translations and The Pisan Cantos
Marjorie Perloff 
Jacqueline Brogan’s The Violence Within/The Violence Without
John Hulsey
John Kinsella’s Peripheral Light
Emily Apter
On Film
Gillo Pontecorvo’s Burn! 
Alan A. Stone
Poetry
Li Hou Zhu
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
Reuben Silberman
Daniel Tiffany
Elizabeth Scanlon
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
Introduced by David St. John
Caroline Knox
Shannon Welch

Boston Review is nonprofit and reader funded.

Contributions from readers enable us to provide a public space, free and open, for the discussion of ideas. Join this effort – become a supporting reader today.

Sign Up for Our
Newsletter

Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox. Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter, Monthly Roundup, and event notifications.