Seven Poets, Four Days, One BookSeven poets create a conversation in poetry that crosses linguistic borders, aesthetic boundaries, and generational divides
Lauded poet Christopher Merrill hatched a brilliant plan: invite six other poets to join him in four days of writing in Iowa City. The poets would write for 30 minutes, creating a poem of 15 lines, and then read it aloud to the group. As poets heard the poems, they noted ...
“Christopher Merrill is one of the most gifted, audacious, and accomplished poets of an extraordinarily rich generation. His range of sympathy, subject, and tone has always been prodigious.” — W. S. Merwin
“Marvin Bell has the largest heart since Walt Whitman.” — Harvard Review
"Dean Young's work will delight only two kinds of people: those who generally read poetry and those who generally don't.” — Threepenny Review
“Tomaž Šalamun's poems—one of Europe's great philosophical wonders.” — Jorie Graham