The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College announces the publication of its seventh faculty anthology, THE RAG-PICKER’S GUIDE TO POETRY: POEMS, POETS, PROCESS, edited by Eleanor Wilner and Maurice Manning and published by University of Michigan Press.  The anthology gathers poetry and original essays from 35 poets who have taught in the program over the past decade.

“The venture of this collection,” write the editors in their introduction, “is to look, from the many vantages that the poets in this eclectic anthology chose to look, at what it was–knowing that a poem can’t be conceived in advance of its creation–that nevertheless helped their poems to emerge, or connected them over time.  And to see how the meticulous and the spontaneous come together in this process.  …Together, what these widely varied commentaries reveal is the exciting, unpredictable, always provisional nature of the writing process.”

Contributors donate 100% of their royalties toward Friends of Writers scholarship funds.

NYU Ragpicker's Reading

Warren Wilson Faculty Members at the NYC Reading and Book Launch, November 7, 2013–Reginald Gibbons, Eleanor Wilner, Maurice Manning, Martha Rhodes, and Daniel Tobin.


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