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Bringing together penetrating conversations between poets of different generations as they explore process and poetics, poetry’s influence on other art forms, and the political and social aspects of their work, 12 × 12 restores poesis to the center of poetry.

Christina Mengert and Joshua Marie Wilkinson have assembled an expansive and searching view of the world through the
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Paperback, 284 pages
Published April 16th 2009 by University Of Iowa Press
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The interviews here are variably effective and, in that way, become more a demonstration of reviewing techniques (at least at points) than actual conversations about poetics. I do like the idea of a mentee interviewing a mentor, and I also enjoyed that the sections began and ended with examples from the writing of the conversation partners. At times, the interviewers seemed to be doing backflips to show off to their mentors, or prove their erudition. Nonetheless, there are very few interviews in ...more
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