Giving Their Word: Conversations with Contemporary Poets

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CONTENTS
Prefaceix
Introduction1
1 / William Stafford—Opening the Moment11
2 / Mary Oliver—A Solitary Walk39
3 / John Montague—Poetry and the Common Work65
4 / Charles Simic—The Toy of Language75
5 / Seamus Heaney—The Words Worth Saying95
6 / Donald Hall—The Work That Makes a Home109
7 / Maxine Kumin—New Life in the Barn129
8 / Carolyn Forché—The Poetry of Witness147
9 / Martín Espada—Poetry and the Burden of History169
10 / Marge Piercy—The Communal Voice183
11 / Rita Dove—A Chorus of Voices199
12 / Bei Dao—Reclaiming the Word221
13 / Donald Hall—Without and Within237
Sources267

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