Welcome to The Poetry Conversation with Sharon Bryan.
I post weekly thoughts on poetry, and I hope you’ll join in. I think of this site as a big room with comfortable chairs where we can gather to talk about poems and poets, craft, translation, what it is to be a poet, what others are reading and listening to, whatever interests you. I’ll be inviting other poets to do guest posts, so please feel free to make suggestions.
What Prompts a Poem
In one of the last Fridays at 4 discussions I mentioned my bafflement at the current popularity of prompts…
This week I’m interested in what poetry books we’re all reading right now. What’s on your bedside table–or chairside,…
Mary Ruefle’s Poems and Prose
This week I’d like to talk about Mary Ruefle’s poetry, and some excerpts from her prose. Her work…
I assume you’re all familiar with the Favorite Poem Project that was founded by Robert Pinsky…
Long-line Metrical Poems
Now that we’ve spent two weeks looking at ways poets create music in long-lined free verse,…
Long-lined Free Verse
I’d like to continue our discussion from last week of C. K. Williams’ long-line free…