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51. Cover image for 'Song for Uncle Tom, Tonto, and Mr. Moto'
Poetry and Identity
David Mura
Essays and interviews on the relationship of color and the literary canon
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52. Cover image for 'So Ask'
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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53. Cover image for 'The Castle of Perseverance'
Job Opportunities in Contemporary Poetry
Thomas M. Disch
Eminently readable and refreshingly candid essays on literature and culture, by a master of many literary genres and forms
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54. Cover image for 'A Boundless Field'
American Poetry at Large
Stephen Yenser
Reflections on the state of poetry and criticism by a master of both genres
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55. Cover image for 'Body and Soul'
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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55. Cover image for 'Body and Soul'
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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56. Cover image for 'The Instant of Knowing'
Lectures, Criticism, and Occasional Prose
Josephine Jacobsen
A rich assortment of the writings of rediscovered octogenarian poet Josephine Jacobsen
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57. Cover image for 'The Bread of Time'
Toward an Autobiography
Philip Levine
An extraordinary memoir from one of our most celebrated poets
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58. Cover image for 'Negative Capability'
Contemporary American Poetry
Linda Gregerson
Appraises the work of significant American poets in engaging and erudite essays by a leading critic and scholar
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59. Cover image for 'The Poetry Blues'
Essays and Interviews
William Matthews
A posthumous collection of essays on poetry, jazz, art, and language by one of America's most well respected poets
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60. Cover image for 'The Gazer Within'
Larry Levis
A posthumous collection of essays, reviews, and interviews by Larry Levis
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60. Cover image for 'The Gazer Within'
Larry Levis
A posthumous collection of essays, reviews, and interviews by Larry Levis
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61. 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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61. 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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62. 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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62. 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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63. 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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63. 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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64. Cover image for 'Dancing at the Devil's Party'
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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64. Cover image for 'Dancing at the Devil's Party'
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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65. Cover image for 'Poetry at One Remove'
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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66. Cover image for 'Required Writing'
Miscellaneous Pieces 1955-1982
Philip Larkin
Recollections, interviews, essays, and reviews by the revered English poet
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67. 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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68. 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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69. Cover image for 'The Occasions of Poetry'
Essays in Criticism and Autobiography
Thom Gunn
Memoirs and criticism that chronicle some of the most significant literary currents of our time
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70. 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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70. 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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71. 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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72. Cover image for 'Between the Iceberg and the Ship'
Selected Essays
Anne Stevenson
Essays and interviews by a prominent Anglo-American poet, critic, and scholar
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72. Cover image for 'Between the Iceberg and the Ship'
Selected Essays
Anne Stevenson
Essays and interviews by a prominent Anglo-American poet, critic, and scholar
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73. 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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73. 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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74. Cover image for 'Poetry and Consciousness'
C. K. Williams
Meditations from one of our most esteemed contemporary critics and poets
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74. Cover image for 'Poetry and Consciousness'
C. K. Williams
Meditations from one of our most esteemed contemporary critics and poets
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75. 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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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.


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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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