The Allure of Grammar: The Glamour of Angie Estes’s Poetry

Edited by Doug Rutledge

“Of Angie Estes, the poet and critic Stephanie Burt has written that she ‘has created some of the most beautiful verbal objects in the world.’ In The Allure of Grammar, Doug Rutledge gathers insightful responses to the full range of Estes’s work—from a review of her first chapbook to a reading of two poems appearing in her 2018 book, Parole—that approach these beautiful verbal objects with both intellectual rigor and genuine awe.

In addition to presenting an overview of critical reactions to Estes’s oeuvre, reviews by Langdon Hammer, Julianne Buchsbaum, and Christopher Spaide also provide a helpful context for approaching a poet who claims to distrust narrative. Original essays consider the craft of Estes’s poetry and offer literary analysis. Ahren Warner uses line breaks to explore a postmodern analysis of Estes’s work. Mark Irwin looks at her poetic structure. Lee Upton employs a feminist perspective to explore Estes’s use of italics and to look at the way she uses dance as a poetic image. Doug Rutledge considers her relationship to Dante and to the literary tradition through her use of ekphrasis. An interview with Estes herself, in which she speaks of a poem as an ‘arranged place…where experience happens,’ adds her perspective to the mix, at turns resonating with and challenging her critics.”


The Allure of Grammar

University of Michigan Press © 2019

2018 Digital Writers’ Festival: Poem Phone

Project by Emerging Writers’ Festival

“How often do you pick up the phone these days? As we’ve moved back to predominantly text-based forms of communication, phone calls spent on hold to customer service, telemarketing or seemingly interminable robo-calls are de rigeur. Riffing on John Giorno’s iconic 1969 artwork, this is a Dial-a-Poem for the internet age.”

Featuring: Claire Albrecht, Alex Creece, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Zenobia Frost, Leyla Josephine, Karen Rigby, Nhã Thuyên, Rae White

October 30 – November 3, 2018

Digital Writers Festival

© Emerging Writers’ Festival

Pittsburgh Poetry Houses — Volume III Issue 1

Project by Sarah B. Boyle, Jeffrey Boyle, Tess Wilson

“As you are walking through the city, on your way to work or lunch or an evening out with friends, you see a tiny wooden box on a mailbox post titled ‘Poetry House.’ Behind a plexiglass door are four postcard-sized poems, free for the taking. When you check back in a couple weeks, the old poems are gone and new poems have popped up in their place. Soon, you can’t wait until the next re-up of your local Poetry House. This is the vision behind the Poetry Houses public art project…”

Read more at The Awesome Foundation

Pittsburgh Poetry Houses

Pittsburgh Poetry Houses © 2018

Full: An Anthology of Moon Poems

Edited by Leigh Anne Hornfeldt & Teneice Durrant

Stephanie Bryant Anderson, Priscilla Atkins, Stacey Balkun, Shaindel Beers, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Sarah Browning, Lisa Cheby, Kelly Cherry, George David Clark, Jennifer Clark, Kevin Clark, Ryder Collins, Karen Craigo, Catherine Crigger, Michele Marie Desmarais, Katherin Edwards, Brent Fisk, Fox Frazier-Foley, Janet Ford, Lauren Gordon, Juliana Gray, Ellen Hagan, Louisa Howerow, Megan Hudgins, Tom C. Hunley, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Amanda Johnston, Steve Klepetar, A.C. Lambert, Scott Lucero, Sandra Marchetti, Gerald McCarthy, Christopher McCurry, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, Damon McLaughlin, Janet McNally, Lucien Darjeun Meadows, Nicchi Mechler, Molly Kugel Merkner, Tracy Mishkin, Richard Newman, David Rawson, Rosemary Rhodes Royston, Karen Rigby, Kim Roberts, Nicole Rollender, Yiskah Rosenfeld, Jordan Sanderson, Sarah J. Sloat, Anna Snyder, Bianca Lynne Spriggs, Eric Scott Sutherland, Ashley Taylor, Sonya Vatomsky, Anna Lowe Weber, Keith S. Wilson, Sarah Ann Winn, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Pui Ying Wong


Two of Cups Press © 2016

2014 Poet’s Market

Edited by Robert Lee Brewer

“The 2014 Poet’s Market includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book/chapbook publishers, poetry publications, contests, and more… In addition to the listings, Poet’s Market offers articles on the Craft of Poetry, Business of Poetry, and Promotion of Poetry…”

Featuring poet interviews with Traci Brimhall, Carmen Calatayud, Barton Smock, Erica Wright, Heather Bell, S. Thomas Summers, Karen Rigby, Deborah Hauser

2014 Poet's Market

Writer's Digest Books © 2014

Flying House: Fall 2013, Issue #4

Edited by Megan Paonessa

“Flying House aims to discover, advocate, and elevate fine artists and writers by hand-picking twelve participants annually from a pool of applicants, and inspiring them to create a brand new body of work for a public gallery event and reading in artistic spaces around the country.”

Kristin Abhalter, Erica Cassill, CJ Hungerman, Katie Knoeringer, Stoney Sasser, Bailey Lewis, Karen Rigby, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Pete Smith, Katherine Vondy

October 19, 2013, Frameworks Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Flying House 2013

Flying House © 2013

2013 Poet’s Market

Edited by Robert Lee Brewer

Featuring poems by Nancy Susanna Breen, Joannie Strangeland, Nin Andrews, Shann Palmer, Susan Laughter Meyers, Rebecca Givens Rolland, Patricia Fargnoli, Sage Cohen, Jeffrey H. MacLachlan, Karen Rigby, Heather M. Moore Niver, Jen Karetnick, Jessie Carty, Kelli Simpson, Terri Kirby Erickson, Linda Simoni-Wastila, Nate Pritts, Pris Campbell, Kelli Russell Agodon, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Nancy Posey

2013 Poet's Market

Writer's Digest Books © 2013

The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral

Edited by Joshua Corey & G.C. Waldrep

The Arcadia Project

“This nearly 600-page anthology brings together seminal work in the genre of the pastoral as it has evolved into the 21st century. The book’s sections on New Transcendentalisms, Textual Ecologies, Local Powers, and The Necropastoral indicate the range of work being represented. Featuring some of the most provocative and innovative poets of the current moment…”

Emily Abendroth, Will Alexander, Rae Armantrout, Eric Baus, Dan Beachy-Quick, John Beer, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Sherwin Bitsui, Kamau Brathwaite, Susan Briante, Oni Buchanan, Heather Christle, Stephen Collis, Jack Collom, Phil Cordelli, T. Zachary Cotler, Brent Cunningham, Christopher Dewdney, Timothy Donnelly, Michael Dumanis, Camille Dungy, Marcella Durand, Lisa Fishman, Rob Fitterman, Forrest Gander, Merrill Gilfillan, C.S. Giscombe, Peter Gizzi, Jody Gladding, Johannes Göransson, Chris Green, Arielle Greenberg, Richard Greenfield, Sarah Gridley, e. tracy grinnell, Gabriel Gudding, Joshua Harmon, Nathan Hauke, Lyn Hejinian, Mary Hickman, Brenda Hillman, Kevin Holden, Paul Hoover, Erika Howsare & Kate Schapira, Brenda Iijima, Sally Keith, Karla Kelsey, Amy King, Melissa Kwasny, Brian Laidlaw, Maryrose Larkin, Ann Lauterbach, Karen An-hwei Lee, Paul Legault, Sylvia Legris, Dana Levin, Eric Linsker, Alessandra Lynch, J. Michael Martinez, Nicole Mauro, Aaron McCollough, Joyelle McSweeney, K. Silem Mohammad, Laura Moriarty, Rusty Morrison, Erin Mouré, Jennifer Moxley, Laura Mullen, Melanie Noel, Kathryn Nuernberger, Peter O’Leary, Patrick Pritchett, Bin Ramke, Stephen Ratcliffe, Matt Reeck, Marthe Reed, Evelyn Reilly, Karen Rigby, Ed Roberson, Lisa Robertson, Elizabeth Robinson, Craig Santos Perez, Leslie Scalapino, Standard Schaefer, Brandon Shimoda, Eleni Sikelianos, Jonathan Skinner, Gustaf Sobin, Juliana Spahr, Jane Sprague, Fenn Stewart, Adam Strauss, Mathias Svalina, Arthur Sze, John Taggart, Michelle Taransky, Brian Teare, Tony Tost, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Cathy Wagner, Elizabeth WIllis, Jane Wong, and C.D. Wright.

The Arcadia Project

Ahsahta Press © 2012

Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems

Edited by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems is a 316-page volume of poems of up to 50 words, including titles. Whether poignant, funny, tragic, or inspirational, each poem is always complete and memorable, representing a world larger than the space it takes on the page. This book features work by 192 contemporary masters of the short free-form poem.”

The 250 poems in the anthology have been organized into the following nine sections:

  • A Field Remembers
  • Open Season
  • Perfect Dwelling
  • Portrait of the Artist as an Anagram
  • Miscellaneous Merchandise
  • Directly Across from Me
  • Ritual
  • The Meaning of Need
  • When You Become a Body
Bigger Than They Appear

Accents Publishing © 2011
ISBN: 978-1-936628-07-0

The Poetry Dress

Curated by Danielle Jones-Pruett

“The Poetry Dress is a collaborative art project featuring work by established and emerging poets as a way to showcase the layers of female voices in contemporary poetry. The project featured the work of 71 poets at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Liz Abrams-Morley, Diane Averill, Naomi Ayala, Hannah Baker-Siroty, Catherine Bancroft, Julie Batten, Judith Baumel, Adrian Blevins, Rosalind Brenner, Pamela Haskew Brunson, Sage Cohen, Suzanne Coker, Martha Collins, Erika Dreifus, Mary Gilman, Betsy Gomez, Danielle Goncalves, Michele Harris, Andra Hibbert, Alison Hicks, Krysten Hill, Lisa Hiton, Jennifer Jean, Danielle Jones-Pruett, Tosha Jupiter, Pamela Kallimanis, Paula Hardy Kangelos, Meg Kearney, Molly Sutton Kiefer, Suji Kwock Kim, Crystal Koe, Cindy Veach, Irene Latham, Jacquelyn Malone, Amy Marengo, Jennifer Martelli, Jill McDonough, Molly McGuire, Colleen Michaels, Chloe Yelena Miller, Jean Monahan, Nadia Nurhussein, Lisa Olstein, January O’Neil, Catherine Parnell, Dawn Paul, Barbara Perez, Joyce Peseroff, Kay Peters, Kathleen Raddatz, Hila Ratzabi, Betsy Retallack, Karen Rigby, Lynn Roberts, Bonnie Roberts, Rachel Roberts, Maxine Scates, Tara Skurtu, Amy Small-McKinney, Janet Spangler, Lindsay Steuber, Tess Taylor, Kim Triedman, Lesley Valdes, Melissa Varnavas, Angela Voras-Hills, Ingrid Wendt, Joleen Westerdale, Leslie Williams, Margaret Young, Jessica Young, and Rachel Zucker

May 12-14, 2011, The Roost, Salem, Massachusetts

The Poetry Dress

Photo: Danielle Jones-Pruett

10 Cameras Project

Curated by Peter Christenson

10 Cameras Project is a sociological art experiment concerned with issues pertaining to identity, community exchange, and the democratization of art.”

Julie Anand, Katharine Frissora, Dan Collins, Matt Garcia, Jorge Alonso, Kelsey Wiskirchen, Tania Katan, Ben Rogers, Nathaniel Lewis, Hung Q. Tu, Alfredo Tarango, Kathy Nakagawa, Jen Urso, Bucky Miller, Ellie Richards, Laurie Papa-Minnick, Lisa McCarty, Robbie McCarthy, Megan Hildebrandt, Karen Rigby

March 25-April 11, 2011, ART SPACE, Scottsdale, Arizona

10 Cameras Project

Best New Poets 2008

Edited by Mark Strand & Jeb Livingood

Best New Poets is an annual anthology of 50 poems from emerging writers. Each year, a guest editor selects 50 poems from nominations made by literary magazines and writing programs, as well as an Open Internet Competition.”

Seth Abramson, Michael Bazzett, Malachi Black, Drew Blanchard, Abraham Burickson, Melanie Carter, Brian Christian, Weston Cutter, Michael Davis, Adam Day, Keith Ekiss, Clint Frakes, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Patrick Ryan Frank, Kerri French, Chloe Honum, Eva Hooker, Luke Johnson, Jenny Johnson, Anna Journey, Aby Kaupang, Mary Kiolbasa, Seve Kistulentz, Tracey Knapp, Paul Longo, Christopher Louvet, Cynthia Lowen, Angie Mazakis, Lisa McCullough, Jennifer Militello, Darren Morris, Lisa Ottiger, Heidi Johannesen Poon, Marcia Popp, Brady Rhoades, Jonathon Rice, Karen Rigby, Anne Marie Roonery, Zach Savich, Charlotte Savidge, Will Smiley, S.E. Smith, Ethan Stebbins, Alexandra Teague, Rhett Iseman Trull, Angela Vogel, Diana Woodcock, Josephine Yu

Orders: Amazon
Best New Poets 2008

Samovar Press © 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9766296-3-4

Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes

Edited by Ryan G. Van Cleave & Chad Prevost

“A testament to the stunning variety of the human experience, this timely anthology reminds us of the singular importance of poetry to our lives and our souls. The influence of Horace, Keats, and Neruda is deeply evident in the lyric beauty of these poems, but more than a few defy conventions and challenge the form itself in an exciting expansion of boundaries. Selected for their language, their imagery, their honesty, and their insight, this gathering of 101 poems by 95 poets is a fresh sampling of memorable new odes in the English language.”

Kim Addonizio, Dick Allen, Ralph Angel, James Arthur, Sally Ashton, David Baker, Barry Ballard, Robin Behn, Marvin Bell, Eleanor Berry, Erin M. Bertram, Michelle Bitting, Craig Blais, Bruce Bond, Laura-Anne Bosselaar, Earl Sherman-Braggs, Sean Brendan-Brown, Christopher Buckley, Elena Karina Byrne, Katie Chaple, Maxine Chernoff, Kelly Cherry, Don Colburn, Barbara Crooker, Jim Daniels, Chad Davidson, Todd Davis, Carl Dennis, Travis Wayne Denton, David Dominguez, William Doreski, Denis Duhamel, Martín Espada, Richard Fein, Beth Ann Fennelly, Carmen Firan, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Keith Flynn, Diane Gage, Rigoberto González, Kelle Groom, Lola Haskins, Christopher Howell, Tom Hunley, James Iredell, Richard Jackson, Robin Leslie Jacobson, Michael Johnson, Janine Joseph, George Kalamaras, Gerry LaFemina, Peggy Landsman, Dorianne Laux, Carol Lem, Alexander Long, Perie Longo, Alison Luterman, Thomas Lux, Sebastian Matthews, Derek Mong, Martin Moran, Indigo Moor, Jack Myers, Katherine Northrop, Naomi Shihab Nye, Elise Paschen, Alison Pelegrin, Stanley Plumly, Dawn Potter, Dorine Preston, Bill Rasmovicz, William Reichard, Jack Ridl, Karen Rigby, Alberto Ríos, William Pitt Root, Sankar Roy, C.J. Sage, Dixie Salazar, Adrian Sângeorzan, John Savoie, Vivian Shipley, Jane Shore, Barry Silesky, Warren Slesinger, Arthur Smith, Gerald Stern, Maria Terrone, Pam Uschuk, Wendy Vardaman, Jon Veinberg, Diane Wakoski, Suellen Wedmore, Gary Young

Breathe 101 Contemporary Odes

C & R Press © 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9815010-1-7

Hunger and Thirst Food Literature

Edited by Nancy Cary

“More than eighty contributors offer up unique views of food and drink, what we hunger for, what pains us or sustains us, what brings us joy as individuals, as family, as culture. This collection of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art invites you to sit at the collective table we share as the human community.”

Michael Adams, Kim Addonizio, Pamela Annas, Teresa Barnett, Chris Baron, Josh Baxt, Jennifer Berney, Ronda Broatch, Dan Brook, Sydney Brown, Edward Espe Brown, Jeanne Bryner, Sandra Carpenter, Sharon Carter, Mary Chang, Jennifer Chapis, Denise Chávez, Marilyn Chin, Olivia Chin, Jennifer Cost, June Cressy, Jeff Crouch, Lucille Lang Day, Brandel France de Bravo, Sharon DeBusk, Ella deCastro Baron, Mark Dery, Vi Dutcher, Heather Eudy, Corie Feiner, Michael S. Ferrill, Lou Fisher, Jamie Asae FitzGerald, Lisa Gavin, Heather Grange, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Stephen D. Gutierrez, Lauren Guza, Gary R. Hoffman, Sonya Huber, Christine Huynh, Sara Irene, Dona Isaac, Harold Jaffe, Kim Jensen, Ilya Kaminsky, K. Nadine Kavanaugh, Barbara Kingsolver, Janet R. Kirchheimer, Steve Kowit, Kathryn Law, Li-Young Lee, Sylvia Levinson, Bethellen Levitan, Janice Levy, Cali Linfor, Luciana Lopeez, Susan Luzzaro, Kathryn Howd Machan, Krista Madsen, Mary Makofske, Nadia Mandilawi, Alys Masek, Rochelle Mass, Trissy McGhee, Mimi Moriarty, Sue Parman, Amy Paul, Andrea Potos, Terie Leigh Relf, Carlos Reyes, Susan Rich, Karen Rigby, Susan Richardson, Elizabeth Schott, Barry Seiler, Vivian Shipley, Leon Stokesbury, Alison Stone, Flavia Tamayo, Elizabeth Tibbett, Ray Trautman, Ivy Warwick, Donna J. Watson, Alia Yunis, Joseph Zaccardi, Al Zolynas

Hunger and Thirst

City Works Press © 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9816020-4-2

O Taste and See: Food Poems

Edited by David Lee Garrison & Terry Hermsen

Denise Levertov, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost, Gertrude Stein, Louise Bogan, Frank O’Hara, Pablo Neruda, Allen Ginsberg, James Wright, William Carlos Williams, Maggie Anderson, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Susan Azar Porterfield, Susan Jelus, Karen Rigby, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Robert Flanagan, Thom Tammaro, Terry Kirts, Edmund Conti, Gabriel Welsch, Barbara Crooker, David Lee Garrison, Ingrid Wendt, Lynn Powell, Lois Beebe Hayna, Daryl Ngee Chinn, Carolyn Forché, Cathy Lentes, Ayelet Ammitay, Gail Bellamy, Kevin Prufer, Susan Terris, Susan McGowan, Sarah Kennedy, Stuart Lishan, Li-Young Lee, Wendy Bishop, Grey Held, Grace Butcher, Susan Grimm, Lynn Powell, Ann Stanford, Steve Wilson, Don Bogen, Robert Hass, Deanna Pickard, John Hershman, Kathrine Varnes, Julia Levine, Wendell Berry, Ann Townsend, Pattiann Rogers, Allen Braden, Imogene Bolls, Mark Doty, F. Richard Thomas, Jonathan Anderson, James Cummins, Kay Sloan, William Heyen, Myrna Stone, Charles Simic, Yvonne Hardenbrook, Jim Heynan, David Hassler, Annie Finch, W.S. Merwin, Rita Dove, Vivian Shipley, Tamara Kaye Sellman, Rebecca McClanahan, Gerald Stern, Michael Waters, Pamela Uschuk, John Logan, Diane Wakoski, Erica Jong, Natasha Sajé, Larry Smith, Judith Strasser, Joyce Sutphen, David Starkey, Betty Greenway, Karen Kovacik, Kathy Fagan, Paola Corso, Jared Carter, Bonnie Jacobson, Robert Brimm, Tara Miller, Ira Sadoff, Robert Fox, Jane Hirschfield, Billy Collins, Christopher Merrill, Terry Hermsen, Jeff Gundy, William Greenway, Nan Arbuckle, Colette Inez, Francis Smith, Frank Polite, Patti Capel Swartz, Cyril Dostal, Martha Silano, Colleen J. McElroy, Elton Glaser, Daniel Lusk, Willis Barnstone, Richard Hague, David Petreman, David Citino, Herbert Martin, Andrew Hudgins, Clarinda Harris, Maggie Jaffe, Susan Rich, Eugene Gloria, David Baker, Ralph Black, Cathryn Essinger

Orders: Barnes & Noble
O Taste and See: Food Poems

Bottom Dog Press © 2003
ISBN: 978-0-9330878-2-8