UM Press celebrates 35th anniversary of the Poets on Poetry series

by Trade Marketing on December 22, 2010

As 2011 approaches, the University of Michigan Press prepares to don its party hat for the 35th anniversary of Poets on Poetry. The series is a collection of critical works by contemporary poets, along with the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation, conceived in 1976 by poet, editor, and critic Donald Hall.

The series editors are currently Marilyn Hacker and Annie Finch, and the series is overseen by UM Press editor Ellen Bauerle, producing three to five volumes a year.

In the past 35 years, Hall's vision for the series has been brilliantly realized: to collect the best critical writing by contemporary American poets, and in so doing articulate the poetics of a generation — and now, their progeny. Since that time, more than fifty volumes have appeared, gathering an assortment of reviews, essays, interviews, and memoirs by which contemporary poets have expressed themselves.

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