The Practice and Purpose of Poetry Reviewing

A Panel Not to Miss at AWP

By The Editors on 3.30.10

Check out this short piece in Publishers Weekly, wherein poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher examines the purpose of poetry reviews.  Drawing input from poets and editors (including Matthew Zapruder of Wave Books, Timothy Donnelly of The Boston Review, Kevin Prufer of Pleiades and others), Teicher asks, quite seriously, what is the role of the reviewer? (Ambassador of poetry? Cheerleader? Gatekeeper?) Take a look and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

If you’re going to AWP in Denver don’t miss this panel. It will be on Friday, April 9th at 10:30 in Rooms 401 and 402. [More details]

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