Columns by Cole Swensen

American Hybrid


By way of introduction, we are the editors of a poetry anthology called American Hybrid. A poetry anthology is an implicit conversation about poetics, about history, about the role of the arts in society, but the conversation just starts there. We’d like to use this Poems Out Loud column to let that conversation overflow into the literal, where American poetry can be discussed in its widest sense, its current state and its future.

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