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, recondite but 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.
October 2019: David Lehman: “Opening Shot”
September 2019: Daniel Morris: “Reading Spivack/Reading Myself”
August 2019: Indigo Moor: “A Long Overdue Apology”
July 2019: Lynne Thompson: “Father Tongue”
April 2019: Eileen R. Tabios: “My First Book”
March 2019: Jason McCall: “Who Are You?”
February 2019: Burt Kimmelman: “My Tutelage”
December 2018: Mary Mackey: “Fever and Jungles: On Becoming a Poet”
November 2018: Phillip Lopate: “The Poetry Years”
October 2018: Denise Duhamel: “Mr. Rogers and Me”
In the coming months watch for original Chapters: Jane Hirshfield, Dennis Nurkse, Burt Kimmelman. Barbara Novack. Eileen R. Tabios. Geoffrey O’Brien. Dan Morris. Sandy McIntosh, and others….