ESSAYS & INTERVIEWS
The Academy of American Poets presents thirty-one younger American poets writing about the great debates and manifestos that have shaped our poetry landscape.
The State of the Preface AddressTom Thompson on Wordsworth and Common Speech
Serious Art That's FunnyMatthew Rohrer on Humor in Poetry
"Tell All the Truth but tell it slant"Cate Marvin on First-Person Usage in Poetry
The Very Act of TellingAaron Smith on Sharon Olds and Writing Narrative Poetry
Make It NewDana Levin on Originality and the Younger Poet
A (Slightly Qualified) Defense of MFA ProgramsArielle Greenberg on Six Benefits of Graduate School
Beyond the Manifesto: Language PoetrySrikanth Reddy on Lyn Hejinian's The Language of Inquiry
Going for MotherlodeMiranda Field on Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born
In Praise of AbstractionRavi Shankar on Moving Beyond Concrete Imagery
Survival in Two Worlds at OnceTracy K. Smith on Federico Garcia Lorca and Duende
Got PunkedChad Davidson on Rebellious Verse
"Next Year's Words"Geoffrey G. O'Brien on T. S. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent"
Some Reflections on Eliot's "Reflections on Vers Libre"Rachel Wetzsteon on Verse and Free Verse
The Fallacy of Prose PoetrySarah Manguso on an Extension of Eliot's "Reflections on Vers Libre"
The Raw and the CookedTina Cane on Robert Lowell and the Beats
Conversing With the WorldRachel Galvin on The Poet in Society
A Match Made in PoetryTimothy Donnelly on Yvor Winters vs. Hart Crane
Confessionalography: A GNAT (Grossly Non-Academic Talk) Rachel Zucker on "I" in Poetry: Fiction or Nonfiction
The Politics of MeterCatherine Wagner on Traditional Forms
On Poetry and the Reallocation of ConcentrationBeth Ann Fennelly on Learning to Forget
"Okay I'll Call You/ Yes Call Me"Stephen Burt on Frank O'Hara's "Personism"
"A Drama of Truth"Brian Teare on Robert Duncan and Tradition
Mutable BoundariesKaren Volkman on Prose Poetry
Richard Hugo's Constructivist MomentJoshua Corey on The Triggering Town
Entering to WinRobert Casper on Poetry Contests
The Peril of Poetry ReadingDavid Groff on Public or Private Poetry
Can Poets TeachJoan Houlihan on Poets Teaching Poetry
Back Down to EarthRichard Tayson on Walt Whitman's Preface to the 1855 Leaves of Grass
Making It Sweet AgainCort Day on Manifestos by Charles Olson, Frank O'Hara, and Charles Bernstein
Into the MazeMónica de la Torre on OULIPO
Scrapple from the AppleSean Singer on Jazz