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Essay and Interview

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Breakfast Served Any Time All Day

Essays on Poetry New and Selected

A master of American letters collects forty years of writings on poetry in one essential volume

Natural Coincidence

The Trip from Kalamazoo

Essays filled with affection, sophistication, and down-home common sense in an engagingly understated style by this prolific naturalist

On James Tate

The first critical collection on the work of one of the most influential yet misunderstood American poets working today

The Best of Pickering

More than two dozen essays visit the author's great themes -- family, nature, seizing the day, and the strange goings-on in Carthage, Tennessee

The Answers Are Inside the Mountains

Meditations on the Writing Life

A gathering of poems, articles, aphorisms, writing exercises, and interviews from this prolific and venerable author

Barrier of a Common Language

An American Looks at Contemporary British Poetry

The latest offering in the Poets on Poetry series from the acclaimed poet, critic, and current chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts

The Metaphysician in the Dark

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

Song for Uncle Tom, Tonto, and Mr. Moto

Poetry and Identity

Essays and interviews on the relationship of color and the literary canon

The Castle of Perseverance

Job Opportunities in Contemporary Poetry

Eminently readable and refreshingly candid essays on literature and culture, by a master of many literary genres and forms

A Boundless Field

American Poetry at Large

Reflections on the state of poetry and criticism by a master of both genres

Body and Soul

Essays on Poetry

How a poem tells a story, and the importance of narrative as core of a poem's body and key to its soul

Negative Capability

Contemporary American Poetry

Appraises the work of significant American poets in engaging and erudite essays by a leading critic and scholar

David Mamet in Conversation

A master at dramatic dialogue, captured in real-life conversation about his work

The Poetry Blues

Essays and Interviews

A posthumous collection of essays on poetry, jazz, art, and language by one of America's most well respected poets

Bringing the Devil to His Knees

The Craft of Fiction and the Writing Life

Fiction writers share the secrets of their craft in essays geared for the serious writer

The Gazer Within

A posthumous collection of essays, reviews, and interviews by Larry Levis

The Writing Life

The Hopwood Lectures, Fifth Series

Contemporary writers address questions of craft, art, audience, and culture

Blue Notes

Essays, Interviews, and Commentaries

Gathers essays, interviews, poems, and performance texts by one of America's most significant contemporary poets

Poetry at One Remove


Essays by a prize-winning poet that explore the intersection of poetry and philosophy

Robert Lowell's Life and Work

Damaged Grandeur

A critical memoir of Robert Lowell by a friend and former student who knew him well

The Tremulous Private Body

Essays on Subjection

An ambitious study of literary, aesthetic, and philosophical authors on the modern subject versus the modern body

Poetry's Old Air

A rich gathering of evocative essays that link literature and the world beyond it

The Male Body

Features, Destinies, Exposures

Poets, anthropologists, philosophers, artists, sociologists, and others provide perspectives on the male body.

Suicides and Jazzers

Musings and revelations about poetry, jazz, and the rocky course of one poet's life