Blueprints: Bringing Poetry into Communities

Blueprints: Bringing Poetry into Communities (copublished with the University of Utah Press) comprises essays by poets with national and international reputations discussing the inventive programs through which they’ve introduced poetry to diverse communities. In addition to the essays, the book includes a toolkit that draws from the strategies discussed in the essays and providing encouragement and tips for people and organizations interested in bringing poetry into their own communities at various levels and through various means. Edited by Katharine Coles, inaugural director of HMPI, the book includes essays and toolkit contributions by Robert Hass, Elizabeth Alexander, Patricia Smith, Luis Rodriguez, Bas Kwakman, Lee Briccetti, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Dana Gioia, Anna Deavere Smith, Sherwin Bitsui, Christopher Merrill, Thomas Lux, Susan Boskoff, Tree Swenson, and Orlando White.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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