Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation

Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation

Wild and Whirling Words A Poetic Conversation What would poets say about each other s poems if they were really honest The answer is in Wild and Whirling Words Thirty three of America s best and most important poets diverse in gender ethnicity

  • Title: Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation
  • Author: H.L. Hix
  • ISBN: 9780974599502
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • What would poets say about each other s poems if they were really honest The answer is in Wild and Whirling Words Thirty three of America s best and most important poets, diverse in gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography, political disposition, and aesthetic commitments, took the challenge Each volunteered one of her or his own poems, which the moderator thenWhat would poets say about each other s poems if they were really honest The answer is in Wild and Whirling Words Thirty three of America s best and most important poets, diverse in gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography, political disposition, and aesthetic commitments, took the challenge Each volunteered one of her or his own poems, which the moderator then circulated anonymously among the other poets, who themselves responded anonymously The results tell a story about how poets read poems and how they write poems, about what poetry is, and about the state of contemporary poetry in America.

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    Like writing workshop on steroids, this, as 33 poets critique each other's work and the result isn't always pretty. Hix's method was to strip the author's name from the poem and randomly select six poets to respond not only to each poem but to each other's takes on each poem.It's hard to believe that this book might appeal to any but those who read poetry and those who write poetry (what many would call "the same thing"), but maybe. There's much to be learned here, too, especially about the myst [...]

    I love poetry and writing poetry. Poets are succinct lines embracing expanse only the reader can imagine. This book is a critical look at word performances and how the authors can improve their work. First drafts are always a beginning as each day is a beginning. Every night is not doom to a soul determined to try again. Death a weary friend.

    H.L. Hix's worthy experiment in poet's prose -- wherein Hix moderates a discussion of 33 poems he solicited from a range of poets writing in English, whose individual pieces he distributed anonymously to five respondents per poem. The editor then printed the responses anonymously, the poems with their author's signature. The replies are a motley of faith in the art form; the range of poets runs from Charles Bernstein to A.E. Stallings, from Stephen Burt to Chris Davis, Rachel Blau DuPlessis to D [...]

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