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Spring 2012

Spring 2012

American Poetry

Volume 88, Number 2

Our special issue on American poetry, featuring:

  • Walt Whitman in Washington, commemorating America’s poet during the Civil War, with essays by David Baker, Linda Gregerson, Stanley Plumly, and Ann Townsend—plus an unpublished letter by Walt Whitman
  • The State of American Poetry: an examination of our splintered traditions
  • William Logan on Elizabeth Bishop at summer camp
  • David Caplan on hip-hop and the art of the rhymed insult
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Spring 2012, American Poetry

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Editor’s Desk



Author Profiles

David Baker’s latest book of poems, Never-Ending Birds (2009), was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize.

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Antiquarian Society. Her most recent book of poetry is Red Clay Suite (Southern Illinois, 2007).

Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and editor in chief of the Southwest Review.