A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns
Trying to learn poetry on your own is like trying to learn about a house, its contents, and its inhabita ...more
Caveat: Biespiel’s commentaries are interesting and informative, but they are not instructional. A Long High Whistle is a gloss of insight.
Each essay has elements of artful assessment that will appeal to a poet who is seriously committed to writing and learning how to write better. That said, Biespiel’s package ...more
If you read poetry, if you like poetry, if you love poetry, if you write poetry, if you study poetry … you will want to read this book. This is a very satisfying collection of columns about poetry written by a poet in Oregon. Some years back we had a similar column in the Dallas Morning News and I always looked forward to reading it. Alas, it is gone. The rarity of such a column cannot be measured. I am familiar with perhaps 2/3 of the poets mentioned in t ...more
One of the leading poets of his generation, he is the founder of the Attic Writers' Workshop in Portland, Oregon, editor of Poetry Northwest, poetry columnist for The Oregonian, and daily contributor on politics to The Politico."...more