Favorite poets

Prompted by my earlier recommendation of the Jane Hirschfield book, a reader asked me for a "top ten list" of favorite poets.I can't offer a list of my favorites in order of preference, but I can easily come up with a list of writers whose work I whole-heartedly recommend to you... poets that Anne and I read often and with gratitude.Here they are, in no particular order... … [Read more...]

A Good Year for Poetry

Anne and I read as much poetry, perhaps more, than we do fiction. Of the poets writing and publishing today, we have many mutual favorites. But there are two poets in particular who, when they release new material, send us rushing to a nearby independent bookstore to grab a first edition. Both of them write in a way that seems sacramental... the sound, the pace, the flavor of the language is as fragile and beautiful as the imagery it inspires in the reader's mind. Both are intently focused on … [Read more...]

Specials: New Image is here! Gresham interview, part 2.

Wednesday's specials:Good news! I've just snared a deal for a new monthly film column. Can't tell you where yet, but I'll give you the details soon.THE NEW ISSUE OF IMAGE IS READY FOR YOU Click here to peruse the contents of the new issue. (New Scott Cairns poetry! Woo hoo!) The latest Image update sums it up like this: Image issue #47 features Texas portraitist John Cobb's chapel, a portable structure composed of panel paintings of his friends and neighbors. Also: John Terpstra's … [Read more...]


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