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 invative 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.
Brian Henry has published three books of poetry. He has been an editor of Verse since 1995 and his criticism has appeared in many publications around the world, including the Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times Book Review. He teaches at the University of Georgia. Andrew Zawacki is the author of two books of poetry and is currently co-translating Ales Debeljak's Arrow's Shadow. An editor of Verse since 1995, his criticism has appeared in many publications. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago's School for Social Thought, and lives in Paris.