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26. Cover image for 'Unauthorized Voices'
Essays on Poets and Poetry, 1987-2009
Marilyn Hacker

Editor of the acclaimed Poets on Poetry series collects her own essays on the subject

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Essays on Poets and Poetry, 1987-2009
Marilyn Hacker

Editor of the acclaimed Poets on Poetry series collects her own essays on the subject

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essays on poetry, art, and the architecture of silence
Kazim Ali

An American poet takes on Eastern philosophy, Western culture, and his Muslim heritage

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essays on poetry, art, and the architecture of silence
Kazim Ali

An American poet takes on Eastern philosophy, Western culture, and his Muslim heritage

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Essays and Commentaries
Martín Espada
Essays from a nationally acclaimed Latino poet
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Essays and Commentaries
Martín Espada
Essays from a nationally acclaimed Latino poet
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29. Cover image for 'A Martian Muse'
Further Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry
Reginald Shepherd
National Book Critics Circle Award finalist's posthumous volume of critical essays
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Further Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry
Reginald Shepherd
National Book Critics Circle Award finalist's posthumous volume of critical essays
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30. Cover image for 'First Loves and Other Adventures'
Grace Schulman

Award-winning poet explores the exhilaration of reading

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Grace Schulman

Award-winning poet explores the exhilaration of reading

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31. Cover image for 'Poetics of Dislocation'
Meena Alexander

A prominent poet brings the experience of the world to her struggles to find her place in America, and explores what the many cultures in this country mean for poets practicing their craft

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Meena Alexander

A prominent poet brings the experience of the world to her struggles to find her place in America, and explores what the many cultures in this country mean for poets practicing their craft

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32. Cover image for 'On Burning Ground'
Thirty Years of Thinking About Poetry
Sandra M. Gilbert
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Thirty Years of Thinking About Poetry
Sandra M. Gilbert
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Thirty Years of Thinking About Poetry
Sandra M. Gilbert
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Selected Essays, 1989-2007
Alfred Corn
A collection of essays from one of the most accomplished poets of his generation on a wide variety of subjects, from Elizabeth Bishop to Virginia Woolf and Wordsworth
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Selected Essays, 1989-2007
Alfred Corn
A collection of essays from one of the most accomplished poets of his generation on a wide variety of subjects, from Elizabeth Bishop to Virginia Woolf and Wordsworth
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34. Cover image for 'Orpheus in the Bronx'
Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry
Reginald Shepherd
Essays by the distinguished contemporary poet and writer Reginald Shepherd explore among other subjects personal history, the meaning of beauty, and gay poets
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34. Cover image for 'Orpheus in the Bronx'
Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry
Reginald Shepherd
Essays by the distinguished contemporary poet and writer Reginald Shepherd explore among other subjects personal history, the meaning of beauty, and gay poets
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Paper 2008 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "Orpheus in the Bronx" to Cart
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34. Cover image for 'Orpheus in the Bronx'
Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry
Reginald Shepherd
Essays by the distinguished contemporary poet and writer Reginald Shepherd explore among other subjects personal history, the meaning of beauty, and gay poets
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Paper 2008 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "Orpheus in the Bronx" to Cart
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35. Cover image for 'Ed Dorn Live'
Lectures, Interviews, and Outtakes
Edward Dorn
Collects the commentary of the later years and last days of one of America's most powerful and unique poets
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36. Cover image for 'Power and Possibility'
Essays, Reviews, and Interviews
Elizabeth Alexander
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37. Cover image for 'The Failure of Poetry, The Promise of Language'
Laura (Riding) Jackson
Brings together four decades of largely unpublished work by  Jackson, exploring the rationale for her renunciation of poetry in 1941 after two decades as a poet
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Laura (Riding) Jackson
Brings together four decades of largely unpublished work by  Jackson, exploring the rationale for her renunciation of poetry in 1941 after two decades as a poet
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Paper 2007 $30.95 Available Add Paper for "The Failure of Poetry, The Promise of Language" to Cart
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38. Cover image for 'The Passionate Spectator'
Essays on Art and Poetry
John Yau
Insightful essays on art and poetry by the acclaimed writer, critic, and curator
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Essays on Art and Poetry
John Yau
Insightful essays on art and poetry by the acclaimed writer, critic, and curator
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39. Cover image for 'Memory Piano'
Charles Simic
An eclectic array of essays, reviews, and memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic
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Charles Simic
An eclectic array of essays, reviews, and memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic
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40. Cover image for 'Selected Prose'
John Ashbery
Fifty years of writing on literature, film, and art by one of the most influential poets and critics of our time
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John Ashbery
Fifty years of writing on literature, film, and art by one of the most influential poets and critics of our time
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Essays on Poetry
Alice Notley
A collection of critical pieces by acclaimed poet Alice Notley, author of Mysteries of Small Houses and Disobedience
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Essays on Poetry
Alice Notley
A collection of critical pieces by acclaimed poet Alice Notley, author of Mysteries of Small Houses and Disobedience
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42. Cover image for 'Poetry and What is Real'
Richard Tillinghast
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43. Cover image for 'Fables of Representation'
Essays
Paul Hoover
Pointed essays and an interview from one of contemporary literature's most engaging critics, poets, and editors
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Essays
Paul Hoover
Pointed essays and an interview from one of contemporary literature's most engaging critics, poets, and editors
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44. Cover image for 'Further Requirements'
Interviews, Broadcasts, Statements and Book Reviews, 1952-85
Philip Larkin
Collects a wide range of writing by this witty and astute British poet, including commentary on a diverse list of authors
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45. Cover image for 'The Answers Are Inside the Mountains'
Meditations on the Writing Life
William Stafford, Edited by Paul Merchant & Vincent Wixon
A gathering of poems, articles, aphorisms, writing exercises, and interviews from this prolific and venerable author
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Paper 2003 $19.95 Available Add Paper for "The Answers Are Inside the Mountains" to Cart
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45. Cover image for 'The Answers Are Inside the Mountains'
Meditations on the Writing Life
William Stafford, Edited by Paul Merchant & Vincent Wixon
A gathering of poems, articles, aphorisms, writing exercises, and interviews from this prolific and venerable author
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Paper 2003 $19.95 Available Add Paper for "The Answers Are Inside the Mountains" to Cart
Hardcover 2003 $73.00 Available Add Hardcover for "The Answers Are Inside the Mountains" to Cart
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An American Looks at Contemporary British Poetry
Dana Gioia
The latest offering in the Poets on Poetry series from the acclaimed poet, critic, and current chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
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47. Cover image for 'The Metaphysician in the Dark'
Charles Simic
From one of America's foremost contemporary poets, a scintillating, surprising collection of essays on everything from poetry and art to the fine art of sausage-making
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48. Cover image for 'Essay on Rime'
with Trial of a Poet
Karl Shapiro
Now back in print, two brilliant verse-essays on poets and poetry by an American master
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48. Cover image for 'Essay on Rime'
with Trial of a Poet
Karl Shapiro
Now back in print, two brilliant verse-essays on poets and poetry by an American master
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Paper 2003 $19.95 Available Add Paper for "Essay on Rime" to Cart
Hardcover 2003 $45.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Essay on Rime" to Cart
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Memoirs
Charles Simic
The coming-of-age of one of America's best-loved poets, from his childhood in war-torn Yugoslavia to his bohemian years in New York City
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50. Cover image for 'Soul Barnacles'
Ten More Years with Ray
Tess Gallagher
Documents that chronicle the story of a literary partnership and marriage that did not end with death
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50. Cover image for 'Soul Barnacles'
Ten More Years with Ray
Tess Gallagher
Documents that chronicle the story of a literary partnership and marriage that did not end with death
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Paper 2003 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "Soul Barnacles" to Cart
Hardcover 2000 $40.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Soul Barnacles" to Cart
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Poets on Poetry collects critical works by contemporary poets, gathering together the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation.

Poets on Poetry

Poets on Poetry collects critical works by contemporary poets, gathering together the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation.


Founding Editor
Donald Hall

Editor, 2021-2026
Derek Pollard
dpollard@mailfence.com

Editors, 2012-2019
Marilyn Hacker
Kazim Ali

Editors, 2006-2011
Marilyn Hacker
Annie Finch

Editor, 1994-2006
David Lehman
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Series Editors

Founding Editor
Donald Hall

Editor, 2021-2026
Derek Pollard
dpollard@mailfence.com

Editors, 2012-2019
Marilyn Hacker
Kazim Ali

Editors, 2006-2011
Marilyn Hacker
Annie Finch

Editor, 1994-2006
David Lehman

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