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Poetry Anthology Wars October 14, 2013: As I mentioned in a previous post, I am teaching a creative writing class, the first time in eight years, for the Cincinnati Art Academy. I’m also teaching the survey in British and American poetry [...] by

Evie Shockley on the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry June 7, 2013: Evie Shockley contributed this fantastic analysis of the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry, published in 2011, edited by Rita Dove, to the Boston Review. Mostly, Shockley spends a [...] by

Quasi-unintelligibility (Part 1) April 10, 2013: Seven years ago this month Helen Vendler published one of my favorite of her books, Poets Thinking. In particular I love its chapter on Alexander Pope, which starts off by recounting the frustration [...] by

Interview with Helen Vendler November 19, 2012: Here’s an interview with Helen Vendler from The Boston Globe, wherein she talks about the easy-breezy poetry of John Ashbery, her admiration of D.A Powell, and her favorite novels. JK—Vendler [...] by

‘We are eager to harbor the next Homer, the next Kant, or the next Dickinson’: Helen Vendler on Accepting Future Poets and Painters to Harvard November 1, 2012: Helen Vendler wrote this essay as a proposal “that alumni interviewers receive some guidance on how to understand, attract, and evaluate applicants whose creative talents might otherwise be [...] by