Wild and Whirling Words (Paperback)
A Poetic Conversation
Etruscan Press, 9780974599502, 207pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2004
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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
H. L. Hix teaches in and directs the creative writing MFA at the University of Wyoming. In addition to his books from Etruscan, he has published a number of other books of poetry, poetry in translation, and criticism. His poetry has been recognized with the Grolier Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize, and the Peregrine Smith Award.