Poetry Review: “Chicago Poet” by Carl Sandburg

In honor of National Poetry Month, MontanaWriter is featuring poems about poets, poetry, and writing poetry.  At the half-way point of National Poetry Month, moisture has finally come to the North Country. The much drier than normal winter and early spring have … Continue reading

Book Review: “The Dyer’s Hand” by W.H. Auden

This is the seventh book review in the series “Poets on Poetry.” Reviews of books in this series can be found at“Poets on Poetry.” More than any poet, I associate Auden with mountains because that is where I first seriously … Continue reading

Book Review: “Can Poetry Matter” by Dana Gioia

This is the fifth book review in the series “Poets on Poetry.” Reviews of books in this series can be found at “Poets on Poetry.” Dana Gioia began his literary career as an outsider. Like two poets he admires – Wallace … Continue reading

Book Review: Homage to Robert Frost by Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott

This is the fourth book review in the series “Poets on Poetry.” Reviews of books in this series can be found at“Poets on Poetry.” Robert Frost is the most American of all American poets. He is American in subject, sound, … Continue reading

Book Review: Essays and Introductions by W.B. Yeats

This is the third book review in the series “Poets on Poetry.” Reviews of books in this series can be found at “Poets on Poetry.” In my mid-twenties, I spent a year reading all of Yeats books that I could at … Continue reading

Book Review: Poetry and Ambition by Donald Hall

This is the first book review in the series “Poets on Poetry.” The best way to learn about poetry is to read poetry… and to read poets talking about it. With that in mind, over the next few weeks,MontanaWriter will be highlighting a … Continue reading