A Parlor Game
On favorite-poem lists. As guest author for The Best American Poetry Blog, Sept. 16, 2013.
On poetry celebrity. As guest author for The Best American Poetry Blog, Sept. 17, 2013.
On current popular ideas about poetry and poets. As guest author for The Best American Poetry Blog, Sept. 18, 2013.
Verse Translation, Part I and Part II
Nineteen leading translators discuss their views on contemporary verse translation. Compiled as guest author for The Best American Poetry Blog, Sept. 19–20, 2013.
A remembrance. From Poetry, July/Aug. 2013.
Make Make It New New
A brief essay written to commemorate the centenary of Ezra Pound's "A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste." From Poetry, March 2013.
Thought You Were a Poet
A Notebook essay on poetry and madness from the July/Aug. 2011 issue of Poetry.
The Grand Hotel
Review of new poetry collections by Stephen Edgar and Joel Brouwer. From Poetry, Jan. 2010.
piece written for Poetry
magazine and MoMA event commemorating the
100th anniversary of "The Futurist Manifesto" in 2009. Click
for audio of the event, also featuring Charles
Bernstein, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and A.E. Stallings.
on poem 50 from Tennysons In Memoriam
From Poetry Daily, a subscriber e-mailing: National Poetry
Month "Poet's Pick"). [PDF.]
Paper delivered at UCLA's Edgar Bowers Conference and Exhibition,
April 11, 2003. [PDF.]