Jim Schley's Essays

See Jim Schley’s ongoing archive of reviews and features in the print and online weekly Seven Days.

Read Jim's story of befriending writer Janey McCafferty while working at New England Review, in the journal's Fortieth Anniversary gathering of essays by former editors.

Read Jim’s essay about working as caretaker of one of Robert Frost’s homes.>

Read Jim’s “My Turn” piece for Newsweek, about having twenty part-time jobs in one year.>

Read Jim’s Poetry International essay on the revolutions of 1989 and the poet Zbigniew Herbert.


David Hinton's Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape

Atsuro Riley's Romey's Order

Mark Doty and Anne Carson as Poet-Essayists

Ruth Stone and the Riddle of the World

Stanley Plumly's Quiet Magnificence

Ecstatic Heartbreak: C. D. Wright

Poetry's Voice and Human Solidarity: Robert Pinsky

Among the Birds: Levertov and Nathan

Carolyn Forché's Blue Hour

The Last Words of W. G. Sebald

Mary Oliver, Why I Wake Early: New Poems