I cannot fathom that Walt Whitman was the first to write on a variety of controversies typically attributed to “Song of Myself,” including the complexities of slavery, the overt hand of eroticism, and the soul beyond the confines of religion, atrocities of war, etc. In fact, a number of writers come easily to mind who preceded him on such matters (i.e. William Blake, Phillis Wheatley, Ralph Waldo Emerson,…Continue
Starring (Poets in order of appearance):
Annie Finch, Saeed Jones, Daniel Nester, Patricia Spears Jones, Cole Swensen, R. Erica Doyle, Cate Marvin, Brent Cunningham, Danielle Pafunda, Jamaal May, GC Waldrep, Ryan Doyle May, James Yeh, Matt Hart, E. Tracy Grinnell, Brenda Iijima, Molly Gaudry, Sina Queyras, Mathias Svalina, Matt Yeager, Elisa Gabbert, Vanessa Place, Janaka Stucky, Mike Young, Metta Sama, Lauren Hunter, Jennifer Bartlett, Sommer Browning, Paul…
"When I was a grad student at SUNY Buffalo in the mid-’90s, the comp lit students thought they were the cool kids, the Poetics Program poets thought they were the cooler kids, but..."