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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

Joy (Or Something Darker, but Like It)

poetry & parenting

Thinking about parenting through the lens of poetry

To Go Into the Words

A critical look at transcendence and a radical delight with language

The Game Changed

Essays and Other Prose

Essays on poetry by the most important poet-lawyer of our era

Diary of a Poem

A humorous and insightful collection of essays on poetry and its process

Unauthorized Voices

Essays on Poets and Poetry, 1987-2009

Editor of the acclaimed Poets on Poetry series collects her own essays on the subject

The Lover of a Subversive Is Also a Subversive

Essays and Commentaries

Essays from a nationally acclaimed Latino poet

Coming After

Essays on Poetry

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

First Loves and Other Adventures

Award-winning poet explores the exhilaration of reading

Poetics of Dislocation

A prominent poet brings the experience of the world to her struggles to find her place in America, and explores what the many cultures in this country mean for poets practicing their craft

Orpheus in the Bronx

Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry

Essays by the distinguished contemporary poet and writer Reginald Shepherd explore among other subjects personal history, the meaning of beauty, and gay poets

Ed Dorn Live

Lectures, Interviews, and Outtakes

Collects the commentary of the later years and last days of one of America's most powerful and unique poets

Selected Prose

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

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

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

The Gazer Within

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