Link above to James Longenbach's review of Robert and Jean Hollander's fat new translation of Dante's Paradiso, which completes their translation of the entire Commedia.
Then go check out Mr. Longenbach's essays in The Resistance to Poetry. These I have read and enjoyed.
FYI to FOTR--My new writing house window was installed this weekend by the amazing husband as was the ancient A/C and a small heater. Now I just have to find an electrician who will make time for a smallish job.