Poets & Writers

sam sax

Penguin Books (National Poetry Series)

you either love the world or you live in it —from “Warning: Red Liquid”

The seed for this book was actually just an exercise I gave myself. I’d come across a list of reasons for admission to a mental asylum in Allegheny, Pennsylvania,

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers3 min read
Furious Flower Grows in Virginia
In 1994 Joanne Gabbin, an English professor at James Madison University (JMU), organized a conference to celebrate Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks and African American poetics. Hundreds of people came out to hear Brooks and more than thi
Poets & Writers3 min read
Sarah M. Broom
The Yellow House (Grove Press, August), a debut memoir about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a neglected New Orleans neighborhood where the author grew up with eleven siblings; a multigenerational examination of place, class, race, ine
Poets & Writers5 min read
Body Language
IN CHILDREN OF GRASS: A PORTRAIT OF AMERICAN POETRY, PUBLISHED BY SCHAFFNER PRESS IN SEPTEMBER, PHOTOGRAPHER B. A. VAN SISE PRESENTS SELECTIONS FROM AN EXPANSIVE, THREE-YEAR POETRY PORTRAITURE PROJECT FOR WHICH HE ASKED POETS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO PO