Poets on Poetry

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76. Cover image for 'Crossing Unmarked Snow'
Further Views on the Writer's Vocation
William Stafford
Essays, interviews, and poetry by revered poet and teacher William Stafford
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Paper 1998 $20.95 Available Add Paper for "Crossing Unmarked Snow" to Cart
77. Cover image for 'Orphan Factory'
Essays and Memoirs
Charles Simic
Collects autobiographical and critical writing by one of our most gifted and uncategorizable poets
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Paper 1998 $19.95 Available Add Paper for "Orphan Factory" to Cart
78. 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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78. 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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79. Cover image for 'Women and Poetry'
Truth, Autobiography, and the Shape of the Self
Carol Muske
Assesses the state of women's poetry today while celebrating its intrinsic diversity
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Paper 1997 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "Women and Poetry" to Cart
80. Cover image for 'Guns and Boyhood in America'
A Memoir of Growing Up in the 50s
Jonathan Holden
America the beautiful: baseball, summer camp, and homophobia.
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Paper 1997 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "Guns and Boyhood in America" to Cart
81. Cover image for 'Set in Motion'
Essays, Interviews, and Dialogues
A. R. Ammons
Prose reflections on the nature, nuances, and undiminished importance of poetry
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81. Cover image for 'Set in Motion'
Essays, Interviews, and Dialogues
A. R. Ammons
Prose reflections on the nature, nuances, and undiminished importance of poetry
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81. Cover image for 'Set in Motion'
Essays, Interviews, and Dialogues
A. R. Ammons
Prose reflections on the nature, nuances, and undiminished importance of poetry
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82. Cover image for 'The Art of Poetry'
Kenneth Koch
Essays, interviews, parodies and cartoons by a distinguished poet and teacher
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83. Cover image for 'A World That Will Hold All the People'
Suzanne Gardinier
Meditations on politics and poetry from a vital young American poet
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Paper 1997 $14.95 Available Add Paper for "A World That Will Hold All the People" to Cart
84. Cover image for 'AMERIFIL.TXT'
A Commonplace Book
Douglas Crase
A poet's selection of uncommon meditations on the nature of the American character
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Paper 1997 $22.95 Available Add Paper for "AMERIFIL.TXT" to Cart
85. Cover image for 'Written in Water, Written in Stone'
Twenty Years of Poets on Poetry
Martin Lammon, Editor
Celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this important and influential book series
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Paper 1997 $29.95 Available Add Paper for "Written in Water, Written in Stone" to Cart
86. Cover image for 'Trying to Say It'
Outlooks and Insights on How Poems Happen
Philip Booth
Essays that reveal the pulses of a teacher's mind and a poet's heart
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Paper 1996 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "Trying to Say It" to Cart
87. Cover image for 'The Spiral of Memory'
Interviews
Joy Harjo
Intimate, illuminating conversations with one of the most important voices in contemporary American poetry
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Paper 1996 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "The Spiral of Memory" to Cart
Hardcover 1996 $70.00 Available Add Hardcover for "The Spiral of Memory" to Cart
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87. Cover image for 'The Spiral of Memory'
Interviews
Joy Harjo
Intimate, illuminating conversations with one of the most important voices in contemporary American poetry
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Paper 1996 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "The Spiral of Memory" to Cart
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87. Cover image for 'The Spiral of Memory'
Interviews
Joy Harjo
Intimate, illuminating conversations with one of the most important voices in contemporary American poetry
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Paper 1996 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "The Spiral of Memory" to Cart
Hardcover 1996 $70.00 Available Add Hardcover for "The Spiral of Memory" to Cart
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88. Cover image for 'Quarter Notes'
Improvisations and Interviews
Charles Wright
Uncommon prose reflections on the craft of poetry
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88. Cover image for 'Quarter Notes'
Improvisations and Interviews
Charles Wright
Uncommon prose reflections on the craft of poetry
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Paper 1996 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "Quarter Notes" to Cart
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89. Cover image for 'Robert Lowell's Life and Work'
Damaged Grandeur
Richard Tillinghast, Editor
A critical memoir of Robert Lowell by a friend and former student who knew him well
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Paper 1995 $20.95 Available Add Paper for "Robert Lowell's Life and Work" to Cart
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89. Cover image for 'Robert Lowell's Life and Work'
Damaged Grandeur
Richard Tillinghast, Editor
A critical memoir of Robert Lowell by a friend and former student who knew him well
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90. Cover image for 'The Big Question'
David Lehman
Uncommon perspectives on postmodernism, political correctness, and poetry slams
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Paper 1995 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "The Big Question" to Cart
91. Cover image for 'Poetry's Old Air'
Marianne Boruch
A rich gathering of evocative essays that link literature and the world beyond it
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Paper 1995 $20.95 Available Add Paper for "Poetry's Old Air" to Cart
92. 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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Paper 1995 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "Death to the Death of Poetry" to Cart
Hardcover 1995 $73.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Death to the Death of Poetry" to Cart
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92. 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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92. 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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93. Cover image for 'The Unemployed Fortune-Teller'
Essays and Memoirs
Charles Simic
Provides glimpses into the origins of Charles Simic's poetry
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Paper 1995 $18.95 Available Add Paper for "The Unemployed Fortune-Teller" to Cart
94. Cover image for 'Eloquence and Mere Life'
Essays on the Art of Poetry
Alan Williamson
Assesses past and future generations of poets and examines the standards by which they should be measured
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Paper 1995 $19.95 Available Add Paper for "Eloquence and Mere Life" to Cart
95. Cover image for 'Ships Going into the Blue'
Essays and Notes on Poetry
Louis Simpson
A revealing collection of Louis Simpson's autobiographical reflections and critical essays
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95. Cover image for 'Ships Going into the Blue'
Essays and Notes on Poetry
Louis Simpson
A revealing collection of Louis Simpson's autobiographical reflections and critical essays
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96. Cover image for 'Tales Out of School'
Selected Interviews
Robert Creeley
Five revealing interviews with an American poet whose skills were honed by the upheavals of the 1960s
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Paper 1994 $19.95 Available Add Paper for "Tales Out of School" to Cart
97. Cover image for 'Shelf Life'
Essays, Memoirs, and an Interview
Thom Gunn
The first collection of Anglo-American poet Thom Gunn's prose reflections on the poet's craft.
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Paper 1994 $18.95 Available Add Paper for "Shelf Life" to Cart
98. Cover image for 'Words to Create a World'
Daniel Hoffman
Reflections on poetry, from the birth of modernism to the present
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Paper 1993 $29.95 Available Add Paper for "Words to Create a World" to Cart
99. Cover image for 'Suicides and Jazzers'
Hayden Carruth
Musings and revelations about poetry, jazz, and the rocky course of one poet's life
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Hardcover 1993 $70.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Suicides and Jazzers" to Cart
100. Cover image for 'The Line Forms Here'
David Lehman
Reflections on poetry by a critic and poet who is also a distinguished literary journalist
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100. Cover image for 'The Line Forms Here'
David Lehman
Relfections on poetry by a critic and poet who is also a distinguished literary journalist
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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.


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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