Under Discussion (Series)

Volumes in the Under Discussion series collect reviews and essays about individual poets, as well as poetry history and criticism. The series is concerned with contemporary American and English poets about whom the consensus has not yet been formed and the final vote has not been taken.

Series Editors
Editor, 2021-2026
Georgia A. Popoff

Founding Editor
Donald Hall

Editors, 2012-2019
Marilyn Hacker
Kazim Ali

Editors, 2006-2011
Annie Finch
Marilyn Hacker

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Till One Day the Sun Shall Shine More Brightly

The Poetry and Prose of Donald Revell

A rich, multifaceted consideration of the poetry and other writings of Donald Revell

Jane Cooper

A Radiance of Attention

A long-awaited tribute to one of the most beloved poets and teachers of our time

The Allure of Grammar

The Glamour of Angie Estes's Poetry

Illuminating the unique poetic style of Angie Estes’s poetry, from her earliest work to her most recent collection

Everywoman Her Own Theology

On the Poetry of Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Much admired by readers for decades, Alicia Ostriker is celebrated by her peers in fresh and insightful essays

Mad Heart Be Brave

Essays on the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali

New essays, both personal and critical, on the work of beloved Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali

Anne Carson

Ecstatic Lyre

The first book of essays dedicated to the work of noted writer, Anne Carson

From Sorrow's Well

The Poetry of Hayden Carruth

The social art of a solitary man

Jean Valentine

This-World Company

Collected essays on the work of Jean Valentine

Charles Simic

Essays on the Poetry

New perspectives on the work of this original and hard-to-categorize American poet, recently named Poet Laureate of the United States

On Frank Bidart

Fastening the Voice to the Page

Essays that explore the art and craft of Frank Bidart's poetry, with an interview with the poet

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 Glück

On James Tate

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

On Gwendolyn Brooks

Reliant Contemplation

A reassessment of the art and achievements of the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize

Robert Hayden

Essays on the Poetry

Vital perspectives from leading critics and scholars on one of the most distinguished African American poets of the twentieth century

On William Stafford

The Worth of Local Things

Contemporary writers and critics trace the achievement of William Stafford and his influence on contemporary poetry.

On the Poetry of Philip Levine

Stranger to Nothing

The first critical collection to focus on Levine

Anne Sexton

Telling the Tale

Contains some of the best and most representative writing about Sexton's life and work

On the Poetry of Galway Kinnell

The Wages of Dying

Traces the evolution of critical responses to the work of poet Galway Kinnell

Robert Creeley's Life and Work

A Sense of Increment

A critical retrospective of Creeley's work from 1952 to 1982