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26. 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Brings together four decades of largely unpublished work by  Jackson, exploring the rationale for her renunciation of poetry in 1941 after two decades as a poet
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26. 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Brings together four decades of largely unpublished work by  Jackson, exploring the rationale for her renunciation of poetry in 1941 after two decades as a poet
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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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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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29. 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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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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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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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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Essays, Conversations, and Interviews
Philip Levine
An engaging and intimate collection by an American original
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Essays, Conversations, and Interviews
Philip Levine
An engaging and intimate collection by an American original
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American Poetry at Large
Stephen Yenser
Reflections on the state of poetry and criticism by a master of both genres
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Essays on Poetry
Mark Jarman
How a poem tells a story, and the importance of narrative as core of a poem's body and key to its soul
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Essays on Poetry
Mark Jarman
How a poem tells a story, and the importance of narrative as core of a poem's body and key to its soul
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34. Cover image for 'The Gazer Within'
Larry Levis
A posthumous collection of essays, reviews, and interviews by Larry Levis
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Larry Levis
A posthumous collection of essays, reviews, and interviews by Larry Levis
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35. Cover image for 'The Straight Line'
Writing on Poetry and Poets
Ron Padgett
A lively and diverse collection of prose by an esteemed poet-teacher
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Writing on Poetry and Poets
Ron Padgett
A lively and diverse collection of prose by an esteemed poet-teacher
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36. Cover image for 'Merrill, Cavafy, Poems, and Dreams'
Rachel Hadas
A varied and generous sampling of more than a decade's worth of prose by an important poet
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Rachel Hadas
A varied and generous sampling of more than a decade's worth of prose by an important poet
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37. Cover image for 'Blue Notes'
Essays, Interviews, and Commentaries
Yusef Komunyakaa
Gathers essays, interviews, poems, and performance texts by one of America's most significant contemporary poets
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Essays, Interviews, and Commentaries
Yusef Komunyakaa
Gathers essays, interviews, poems, and performance texts by one of America's most significant contemporary poets
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Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic
Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Essays that explore the meaning of politics, love, and spiritual life in American poetry from Whitman to the present
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Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic
Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Essays that explore the meaning of politics, love, and spiritual life in American poetry from Whitman to the present
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Essays
John Koethe
Essays by a prize-winning poet that explore the intersection of poetry and philosophy
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Essays
John Koethe
Essays by a prize-winning poet that explore the intersection of poetry and philosophy
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40. Cover image for 'Responsive Reading'
Edward Hirsch
Collects prose that crosses geographic, historical, and linguistic borders, engaging literature as an international activity
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Edward Hirsch
Collects prose that crosses geographic, historical, and linguistic borders, engaging literature as an international activity
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41. Cover image for 'The Route as Briefed'
James Tate
Interviews, essays, short stories, memoirs--and a recipe by this contemporary poet
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James Tate
Interviews, essays, short stories, memoirs--and a recipe by this contemporary poet
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42. Cover image for 'The Poetry of Everyday Life'
John Hollander
Engaging essays that explore poetry's relationship to life and to other forms of literature
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John Hollander
Engaging essays that explore poetry's relationship to life and to other forms of literature
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43. Cover image for 'Bardic Deadlines'
Reviewing Poetry, 1984-95
Geoffrey O'Brien
Reviews the most innovative poetry of recent years and the more traditional forms that preceded it
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Reviewing Poetry, 1984-95
Geoffrey O'Brien
Reviews the most innovative poetry of recent years and the more traditional forms that preceded it
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Selected Essays
Anne Stevenson
Essays and interviews by a prominent Anglo-American poet, critic, and scholar
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Selected Essays
Anne Stevenson
Essays and interviews by a prominent Anglo-American poet, critic, and scholar
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45. Cover image for 'All the Rage'
William Logan
Early reviews by the author known as "the most dangerous poetry critic not dead"
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William Logan
Early reviews by the author known as "the most dangerous poetry critic not dead"
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46. Cover image for 'Poetry and Consciousness'
C. K. Williams
Meditations from one of our most esteemed contemporary critics and poets
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C. K. Williams
Meditations from one of our most esteemed contemporary critics and poets
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47. Cover image for 'Made with Words'
May Swenson
Recovers poet May Swenson's fiction, criticism, and drama--and her correspondence with Elizabeth Bishop
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48. Cover image for 'The Long Schoolroom'
Lessons in the Bitter Logic of the Poetic Principle
Allen Grossman
A distinguished poet and scholar upends the notion that poetry can save the world.
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48. Cover image for 'The Long Schoolroom'
Lessons in the Bitter Logic of the Poetic Principle
Allen Grossman
A distinguished poet and scholar upends the notion that poetry can save the world.
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Paper 1997 $15.95 Available Add Paper for "The Long Schoolroom" to Cart
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49. Cover image for 'Quarter Notes'
Improvisations and Interviews
Charles Wright
Uncommon prose reflections on the craft of poetry
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Improvisations and Interviews
Charles Wright
Uncommon prose reflections on the craft of poetry
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50. Cover image for 'Death to the Death of Poetry'
Essays, Reviews, Notes, Interviews
Donald Hall
A spirited defense of the vitality of contemporary poetry.
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Essays, Reviews, Notes, Interviews
Donald Hall
A spirited defense of the vitality of contemporary poetry.
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Essays, Reviews, Notes, Interviews
Donald Hall
A spirited defense of the vitality of contemporary poetry.
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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.

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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.


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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

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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