Cultural Writing. Poetry. In-depth interviews with poets have long been a popular feature of Verse magazine, and many favorites are collected here along with new interviews commissioned especially for this book. Including an exciting range of aesthetics, ethnicities, and politics-a vital record of contemporary poetry and an engaging read. Interviewees include Tomaz Salamun, Charles Wright, August Kleinzahler, Ed Dorn, Medbh McGuckian, Martin Espada, Agha Shahid Ali, Claudia Rankine, Marjorie Welish, Dara Wier, Lisa Jarnot, Matthew Rohrer, Hayden Carruth, Anselm Berrigan and Marcella Durand, and others.