Hammer and Blaze: A Gathering of Contemporary American Poets (Paperback)

Hammer and Blaze: A Gathering of Contemporary American Poets By Ellen Bryant Voigt (Editor), Heather McHugh (Editor), Alan Williamson (Contribution by) Cover Image

Hammer and Blaze: A Gathering of Contemporary American Poets (Paperback)

By Ellen Bryant Voigt (Editor), Heather McHugh (Editor), Alan Williamson (Contribution by)


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Hammer and Blaze provides a true cross-section of the best contemporary poets writing in North America today. Editors Ellen Bryant Voigt and Heather McHugh have brought together the work of sixty poets who have taught at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, one of the most respected and influential writing programs of its kind.

The stellar group of contributors includes MacArthur fellows Campbell McGrath, Anne Carson, Edward Hirsch, Eleanor Wilner, Susan Stewart, and Lucia Perillo. Also represented here are works by Pulitzer Prize winners Stephen Dunn and Louise Gl ck; Ruth Lilly Prize winner Carl Dennis; and Robert Wrigley, Thomas Lux, and B. H. Fairchild, winners of the Kingsley Tufts Award. From the couplets of Pablo Medina to the neoclassical lyricisms of Carl Phillips, this anthology appropriately reflects the cross-cultural nature of contemporary North American poetry with its most diverse and prestigious voices. A number of the poems are previously unpublished, including work by Joan Aleshire, Stuart Dischell, Stephen Dobyns, Stephen Dunn, Roland Flint, Carol Frost, Barbara Greenberg, Edward Hirsch, Pablo Medina, Steve Orlen, Gregory Orr, Kathleen Peirce, Kenneth Rosen, Daniel Tobin, Alan Williamson, and Eleanor Wilner.

Hammer and Blaze, a gathering of our best poets, should garner attention from the literary world at large as well as from students of contemporary poetry and creative writing.
Ellen Bryant Voigt (Editor) ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT is a widely honored poet and the author of five books of poems. She is also a creative writing teacher and has had a long association with the MFA program at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Vermont. Heather McHugh (Editor) HEATHER MCHUGH is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Washington, Seattle, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Among her works are The Father of the Predicaments, Broken English: Poetry and Partiality, and a translation of Euripides' Cyclops.
Product Details ISBN: 9780820324166
ISBN-10: 0820324167
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2002
Pages: 368
Language: English

"This collection brings together some of the finest poetry of the last two decades."--Sue E. Budin

"Hammer and Blaze is a fine introduction to one segment of today's literary community."--Judith Kitchen, Georgia Review