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Poetry. Literary Criticism. How do poets really think about each other's work? In search of an answer, H. L. Hix invited thirty-three of America's finest and most influentialpoets, representing diverse backgrounds and approaches, to engage in aconversation. Each volunteered an original poem, which Hix circulatedanonymously among six of the other poets. The poems and responsesprogressed from poet to poet-unfolding, complicating, and sending up sparksof insight, of opinion, of disagreement. WILD AND WHIRLING WORDS is a uniquecollection of new poetry and spicy critiques that offers readers, students,and teachers of poetry an entry into the dialogue about how poets read andwrite, about what poetry is, and about the state of American poetry today.

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What would poets say about each other's poems if they were really honest?

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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 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.

About the Author

Harvey Lee Hix (born 1960), who signs his work H.L. Hix, is an American poet and academic. Hix is the author of books of poetry, criticism and essays and has been awarded a fellowship from the NEA. He has also won the KCAI Teaching Excellence Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry (from Truman State University Press in Missouri, no relation to the more famous prize in Britain). In 2006 he was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry. He is a professor and the director of the creative writing MFA program at the University of Wyoming.

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ISBN:
9780974599502
Author:
Hix, H. L.
Publisher:
Etruscan Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
210
Dimensions:
8.98x6.08x.54 in. .69 lbs.

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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 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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