In the fall of 1970, at the New School in Greenwich Village, teacher Pearl London invited an extraordinary range of poets to discuss their works in progress. Poetry in Person, edited by Alexander Neubauer, collects these conversations and publishes numerous illustrations of famed poetry manuscripts. It was called one of the ten best nonfiction books of the year by The Christian Science Monitor.
The newly-released audio version of Poetry in Person invites listeners into an intimate classroom with eight of the acclaimed poets: Robert Pinsky, James Merrill, Lucille Clifton, Edward Hirsch, Paul Muldoon, Muriel Rukeyser, Eamon Grennan, and William Matthews. Full of compelling, in-depth conversation about manuscripts and drafts by the poets themselves, plus readings of the finished poems, these historic recordings offer one of the most detailed portraits ever produced of how poems are actually made.
If you’re curious about how a great poem is actually made, you can’t get closer to the action than this audiobook. Hear a sample and download it now from Audible.com.