In-depth interviews with poets have been a popular feature of Verse magazine—and this volume collects many favorites, along with new interviews commissioned for this collection. The poets represent a wide range of aesthetics, ethnicities and politics. Although a particular focus of the book is emerging and innovative American poets, the collection also features interviews with Australian, Scottish, Irish, Czech, Slovenian and Kashmiri poets, as well as established American poets such as Hayden Carruth and Charles Wright. A vital record of contemporary poetry and an engaging read.
Brian Henry’s poetry collections include Graft, American Incident and Astronaut, and he is the editor of On James Tate.
Andrew Zawacki is the author of Anabranch and By Reason of Breakings, co-translator of Ales Debeljak’s Arrow’s Shadow and an editor of Verse since 1995.