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Timothy Steele and the Role of the Poet-Critic

Interviewer’s Note: Born in Burlington, Vermont, in 1948, Timothy Steele is the author of several collections of poems: Uncertainties and Rest (Louisiana State University Press, 1979), Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems (Random House, 1986), and The Color Wheel (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994).… continue reading...

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From the Vault: The Secret Glory, Ernest Hilbert Interviews Franz Wright

I first wrote about Franz Wright’s poetry while working as poetry editor of Random House’s online magazine, Bold Type. Upon publication of his first book with Knopf, The Beforelife, I contacted him for an interview.… continue reading...

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American Poetry Watchdogs: Garrick Davis on Foetry

An Interview with the Editors of Foetry

Conducted by: Garrick Davis

Interviewer’s Note: This year, a new website was launched in the National Poetry Month of April-not to publish poetry or fiction, but to examine the ethics of the poetry world.… continue reading...

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A Conversation with Jayanta Mahapatra

As Interviewed By: Rabindra Swain
& Preston Merchant

Jayanta Mahapatra was born in 1928 in Cuttack, in the Indian state of Orissa. Trained as a scientist, he taught college physics for thirty-six years.… continue reading...

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Dana Gioia and the Role of the Poet-Critic

Interviewer’s Note: Born in Los Angeles in 1950, Dana Gioia attended Stanford University and did graduate work at Harvard where he studied with Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Fitzgerald.… continue reading...

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Stephen Burt and the Role of the Poet-Critic

Stephen Burt grew up in Washington, D.C., graduated from Harvard College in 1994, and did graduate work at Oxford and then at Yale. He teaches at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota.… continue reading...

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Adam Kirsch and the Role of the Poet-Critic

 Interviewer’s Note: Adam Kirsch was born in Los Angeles in 1976. After studying English at Harvard, with a focus on poetry, he went to work at The New Republic as assistant literary editor.… continue reading...

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The Refining Instrument of Poetry: James Rother Interviews Sherod Santos

Interviewer’s Note: Poet and essayist Sherod Santos is the author of four books of poetry, Accidental Weather (Doubleday, 1982), The Southern Reaches (Wesleyan, 1989), The City of Women (W.… continue reading...

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