Charles Wright

Should Poetry Be ‘More Playful’?

June 29, 2012

Noah Berlatsky of the Atlantic claims in this article, “As verse becomes increasingly dry, it’s getting more and more irrelevant.”   Agree or disagree? And..if you agree, is it, as Berlatsky says, “all the fault of the MFA program professionalization of highbrow lit” [...]

The Great Joyful Swamp

November 20, 2010

From Charles Wright’s introduction to The Best American Poetry 2008 telling us we’d better hop to: Everyone talks about the “great health” of American poetry nowadays. And it’s hard to fault that. There are very few bad poems being published, very few. On the other [...]