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In Memoriam: Former TNR Literary Editor Reed Whittemore (1919 - 2012)

Reed Whittemore, who died last week at the age of 92, was a poet laureate of the United States, a professor of English at the University of Maryland, and the literary editor of The New Republic from 1969 until 1973. Below is a selection of the many reviews, essays, and poems he wrote for TNR.

"A Few Ways of Pulling Apart a Poem"

"Two Ruthless Pieces." Whittemore’s poetry published in a 1958 issue of the magazine.

"Reed Whittemore on Verse." A review of The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics.

"Housmaning Into the Seventies." A review of The Confines of Criticism by A. E. Housman.

"Reed Whittemore on Television." Those Cultural Adamses.

"The Washington Rag-Time After-Election Gloom-Doom Stomp." A poem.

"The Family Romance." Reed Whittemore reviews The Anxiety of Influence by Harold Bloom.

"Six Shaggy." Six poems by Reed Whittemore published in a 1966 issue of the magazine.