The Chapter One Project from Marsh Hawk Press features the memoirs of outstanding poets from diverse backgrounds, recalling the ways by which they found their start as writers. While creative writing programs seek to develop the talents of maturing writers, essential information about the development of the writing craft will be discovered in the early memoirs—the Chapter One’s—of established poets published in this series. Each month we’ll post a new Chapter.
December: Patricia Carlin: “At Home”
November: David Lehman: “The Birth of The Best”
September: Mary Mackey: “The World Before Words”
January: Barbara Novack: “Thanking Mr. Cohn”
25 Essays and Interviews from previous years are available in On Becoming a Poet, an anthology