Based on a three-year series of interviews conducted by Steven Ratiner for the Christian Science Monitor, this book offers extended conversations with twelve of the most influential poets writing today. Their comments are wonderfully detailed, refreshingly honest, and provide the sort of intimate introduction to both poet and text that readers are rarely privileged to enjoy. Included are conversations with William Stafford, Mary Oliver, John Montague, Charles Simic, Seamus Heancy, Donald Hall, Maxine Kumin, Carolyn Forche, ...

Giving Their Word 2002, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558493575