Al Filreis

ideas elude one in a poem

My interview/conversation with John Ashbery, which took place on March 26, 2002, is avai

Erica Baum photographs the card catalogue

When I saw what Erica Baum was doing with photography a few years ago, I knew that it was closely related to what I was trying to teach my students about modern and contemporary poetry, so I invited Erica to visit us at the Writers House. It was a great visit.

poetry (n) the public spear

Back to Maria Damon's critical essays for a moment. I've just read "Was That 'Different,' 'Dissident' or 'Dissonant'?

Maggie O'Sullivan

Maggie O'Sullivan will be reading at the Writers House on October 11.

"has not adopted a minority tone"

Saul Bellow's review of Invisible Man praised Ralph Ellison for his independence from what was then called Negro writing.