Talk Poetry (Paperback)

Poems and Interviews with Nine American Poets

By David Baker

University of Arkansas Press, 9781557289810, 203pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012



What is more direct and intimate than one-to-one conversation? Here two forces in American poetry, the "Kenyon Review" and the "University of Arkansas Press," bring together discussions between one of America's leading poets and editors, David Baker, and nine of the most exciting poets of our day. The poets, who represent a wide array of vocations and aesthetic positions, open up about their writing processes, their reading and education, their hopes for and discontents with the contemporary scene, and much more, treating readers to a view of the range and capacity of contemporary American poetry.

About the Author

David Baker is author or editor of fourteen books of poetry and criticism. He holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair at Denison University, teaches regularly in the Warren Wilson College MFA program, and is the poetry editor of the "Kenyon Review."