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Susan Stewart Takes Over Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets December 3, 2013: A new editor takes the reins of Princeton University Press's Series of Contemporary Poets: poet, critic, and MacArthur Fellow Susan Stewart. Upon her appointment, Stewart said: “At this moment, when American poets have taken so many new directions in their individual poems and the shapes of their books of poems, I look forward to considering [...] by

Why Write Sestinas? April 16, 2013: Oh yes, why write sestinas? I like the difficulty of the form: six stanzas with six end-words that have to repeat in a particular rotating pattern (twice in the three-line envoi at the end) like playing ping-pong with six balls and six other players. Sestinas are tricky.  The repetition of the end-words gives you a chance to mull over [...] by