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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Old Friends Or Lovers


I was becoming awed by the wide horizon of the speech that arose out of an individual life lived in a single era and generation. I was becoming attracted to the writer’s creativity. ...more

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Cornerstones of American Poetry


The only way I can put it is, no American poet I have ever met regardless of disposition or poetics has disliked Frank Stanford’s poems. ...more

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Midnight in the Century

By’s poetry apologists for the Iraq war just keep repeating their intelligence error odes. Wouldn’t it be better, however, if they would address the horror of the failed effort in Iraq? ...more


David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: The Poet’s Journey: Chapter 10


Becoming a poet means locating what images and symbols, what argument and figuration, are best suited to convey the aspects of change you most want to reveal through your writing. ...more

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: News of the Weird in Poetryland


New book reports postmodernists forced to write in rhyme and meter

Exposing widespread abuses faced by beginning poets writing in postmodern verses, a new book titled “Between the Lines,” revealed that poets who write post-experimental poetry are forced by their betters to write, sometimes as often as fifteen times a day, completely in rhyme and meter.


David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 10 Burdens for American Poetry


As with the myth of America, America’s poets believe a poem should go from rags to riches. And yet, why so much surprise when it actually happens?

There is more to American poetry than its genial and hospitable prairie lands. And yet the poetry of its postmodern coasts all too often acts like an immigrant who is naive about the nation’s enigmas and repugnances.