Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation
Moderated by H.L. Hix.
Includes poems and commentary by College at Brockport emeritus and alumnus William Heyen, and College at Brockport alumnus Michael Waters.
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.
Silver Spring, MD : Etruscan Press, c2004.
xiv, 207 p. ; 23 cm.
Hix, H. L.; Heyen, William; and Waters, Michael, "Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation" (2004). Brockport Bookshelf. 153.