Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Great Regulars: Kay Ryan and Ange Mlinko are in,

Anne Carson and Derek Walcott aren't. In many ways this is a radically democratic anthology--to get in you don't need to be famous, you just need to be good. There's some fun gossipy stuff in here too, like seeing Plath and Hughes go head-to-head again, each represented by poems they published in the magazine in 1963; Plath wins, her "Fever 103˚" positively sizzling next to Hughes's lukewarm "Heatwave."

from Michael Lista: National Post: On Poetry: The Open Door, edited by Don Share and Christian Wiman


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