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Essay and Interview

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How to Draw a Circle

On Reading and Writing

An examination of what binds poetic endeavor into a singular, shining whole

Coming After

Essays on Poetry

A collection of critical pieces by acclaimed poet Alice Notley, author of Mysteries of Small Houses and Disobedience

On Louise Gluck

Change What You See

Essays by leading critics, poets, and scholars that explore the work of recent U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer prize winner Louise Gl├╝ck

Selected Prose

Fifty years of writing on literature, film, and art by one of the most influential poets and critics of our time

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

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

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

Poetry's Old Air

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

On the Poetry of Philip Levine

Stranger to Nothing

The first critical collection to focus on Levine

Talking All Morning

Engaging essays, interviews and poetry on solitude, politics, and the role of gender consciousness in the creative process