Poet Anthony Madrid is the author of the chapbook The 580 Strophes (2009) and the full-length collection I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say (2012). He has written in forms such as the ghazal and rhyming quatrain, bringing a contemporary, associative, and surreal sensibility to received forms.
A PhD student in the University of Chicago graduate program in English language and literature, Madrid’s study of poetics and American poetry resulted in his dissertation “The Warrant for Rhyme.”
In April 2013, Madrid was a featured writer on Harriet.
Poems By ANTHONY MADRID
Blog Posts By ANTHONY MADRID
Audio & PodcastsPoetry Now
It Is with Words as It Is with People
Anthony Madrid offers a new take on the ancient poetic form the ghazal, and a meditation on qualities beauty and language share. Produced by David Schulman.
July/August 2015: "Cranberry Cranberry Cranberry"
The editors discuss Amy Newman's "Howl," Alice Notley's "This Fire," and a series of limericks by Anthony Madrid.
Looking Animals in the Eye
Poems from Yusef Komunyakaa, V. Penelope Pelizzon, Kathy Nilsson, and Anthony Madrid, plus Patricia Smith on Gwendolyn Brooks.