Editor Elise Paschen is joined by contributors Forrest Gander (winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry), Tess Taylor, and Randall Mann to discuss the new anthology, The Eloquent Poem: 128 Contemporary Poems and Their Making.
About The Eloquent Poem:
The Eloquent Poem is an exhilarating anthology of never-before-published poems by more than 100 contemporary poets from acclaimed poet-anthologist Elise Paschen. It is divided into fourteen chapters by poetic approach―some formal, some occasional, and some thematic―and includes illuminating micro-essays from the poets on how each poem came to be and how it fits into (or disrupts) its poetic tradition. Bound to inspire readers and writers, these are innovative poems to marvel at and learn from—among them ars poeticas by Joy Harjo and Cornelius Eady, litanies by Angela Jackson and Joy Ladin, epistles between Molly McCully Brown and Susannah Nevison, persona poems by Laura Kasischke and Marilyn Nelson, and collage poems by Kimiko Hahn and Major Jackson. Other chapters showcase aphorisms, aubades & nocturnes, concrete poems, eclogues, ekphrasis, poems in form, mirror poems, myth poems, and prose poems.
About the contributors:
Elise Paschen, an enrolled member of the Osage Nation, is the author of, most recently, The Nightlife, Bestiary, Infidelities, and Houses: Coasts. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker and Poetry, among other magazines, and in numerous anthologies.
Forrest Gander is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, essayist, novelist, critic, and translator.
Tess Taylor is the author of Work & Days and The Forage House.
Randall Mann is the author of three collections of poetry, Straight Razor (Persea Books, 2013), a Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection; Breakfast with Thom Gunn (University of Chicago, 2009), shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award and California Book Award; and Complaint in the Garden (Zoo, 2004), winner of the Kenyon Review Prize.