C. Dale Young: 'We Are Complex Things'

Torn Between Love & Devotion C. Dale Young practices medicine, serves as poetry editor for New England Review, and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.  The author of The Day Underneath the Day (Northwestern) and The Second Person (Four Way Books), his third poetry collection, Torn (Four Way Books) will be released… read more

RJ Gibson recaps AWP 2011

My 10 Favorite Moments of AWP This was the first time in the last couple years that I wasn’t working on grad school assignments while at AWP. With those requirements gone the whole thing is an entirely different beast. I think my answer this year is pretty much like last year’s (so forgive me if… read more

Getting Strange With Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh’s The Dirt Riddles, his first full-length collection, won the inaugural Miller Williams Prize in Poetry and was published by the University of Arkansas Press in April 2010. During our email exchanges over the past several weeks, he has proven to be astute, thoughtful, and quietly provocative—exactly like his poems…. read more

Yawp: Rocky Mountain High (AWP Recap)

Denver may not be exactly in the Rocky Mountains—its most mountainous feature is the white-capped roof of airport, situated on the flat plains east of the city, a lemon meringue pie for the gods.  But Denver is definitely a mile high, which meant that the breathlessness experienced by the poets and prose writers attending last… read more