For many years W. W. Norton employed one of the best poetry editors in the country. Carol Houck Smith who died in 2008 worked at Norton for sixty years.
“his work is fresh but finished, intuitive as well as sophisticated, hallmarks of a mature poetic sensibility.”
“Waldman has always been a writer of the ‘outriders,’ the visionary rebels who make art new and engaged.”
“This is a volume rich with the wisdom of one of our finest poets, a book laced with darkness and saturated with light.”
Megan Grumbling won the 2015 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry for her book about Bernard A. Booker, the unofficial mayor of Ell Pond in rural Maine.
“McGrath’s book is filled with quixotic twists and turns within the framework of the 20th century . . .”
Kevin Young has a new collection called Blue Laws, culled from 10 ten previously published books of poetry, with new “bonus tracks” as he calls them.
"poems that are truly memorable, full of sorrow yet open to redemption and beauty."
“We go to Thoreau for Nature. We come to Davis for the whole essence of being alive.”
Chava Nissimov was born into wartime Poland in 1939.
There is a certain sense of streaming consciousness carrying the pages of Anna Moschovakis’ new collection of poetry They and We Will Get into Trouble for This.
Ekphrastic poetry utilizes the medium of verse to address, to interpret, and to transliterate another art form.
Elaine Equi is almost impossible to categorize.
Boston Symphony Orchestra violist Mark Ludwig is founder of the Terezin Music Foundation, a collective of musicians and composers dedicated to freedom of expression in honor of those artists who pe
It’s that period when some of the once “younger” contemporary poets are leaving us.
“Hamby’s work stands as an argument against those who claim that poetry is just plain dull. It’s hard to resist a whirl On the Street of Divine Love.”
“This collection offers the riches of a mature poet’s reflections on life and death, which cannot help but enrich our own lives as well.”
“. . . revelatory, a testament to Di Donato’s ability to deconstruct the complex weavings and machinations of the human heart.”
“. . . [an] entertaining collection of poetic high jinx.”
Have you ever wondered why books of poetry, unless they span the whole of a writer’s life and work, are so slim?
For more than half a century most mainstream, accessible, non-experimental, American poetry has been autobiographical.
“Her style never obtrudes on her subject or that quiet sense of transcendence. . . . We are clearly at home in these deep, rich poems.”
“. . . fiendishly funny. . . . Dante himself would probably applaud.”
“Left-Handed: Poems is strongly recommended to all poetry lovers and to all readers who find they must radically change their lives in order to live more authentically.”
“Many of the poems in Place are deeply contemplative and philosophical.