Essays on reading poetry, and the state of poetry today.
- National Schmational: Do We Really Need A "National Poetry Month"?
by Jough Dempsey - 31 March 2002
April is "National Poetry Month" - but what can be gained from the Academy of American Poets' work?
- The Morning After
by Alex Good - 1 May 2001
Assesses the current state of poetry, its past, and future on the "Morning After" National Poetry Month.
- After Free Verse: The New Non-Linear Poetries
by Marjorie Perloff - 1998
The history of free verse in English remains to be written: when it is, it will be clear that the dominant example has been, not that of Ezra Pound, whose ideographic page has only recently become a model for poets, but that of William Carlos Williams...
- Against National Poetry Month As Such
by Charles Bernstein - April 1999
Through its "safe poetry" free verse distribution program, the American Academy of Poetry's major initiative for National Poetry Month is to give away millions of generic "poetry books" to random folks throughout the country. This program is intended to promote safe reading experiences and is based on ARF's founding principle that safe poetry is the best prophylactic against aesthetic experience...