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The brilliantly energetic and multi-talented Christopher Merrill devised a virtually unprecedented writing experiment. Launching it with a spirit of literary camaraderie and a dash of mischief, Merrill invited six other poets to join him for four days to write poems in together around a long table in a sunlit room at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City.   Crossing differences of generation and gender, language and history, vision and poetics, 7 Poets, 4 Days, 1 Book is a testament to how usually solitary poetic voices can come together in a common purpose to create a choir of voices. As such, it provides a model for other poets, writers, students, and teachers, to perform their own original and inspiring collaborations.

Lauded poet Christopher Merrill hatched a brilliant plan: invite six other poets to join him in four days of writing in Iowa City. The poets would write for 30 minutes, creating a poem of 15 lines, and then read it aloud to the group. As poets heard the poems, they noted memorable words, images, and lines, which they would borrow to insert in subsequent poems of their own. These rounds continued, until, in a process of call and response and unprecedented collaboration, 80 poems had been composed. Those 80 poems are collected in this book, penned by authors who represent some of the best and brightest the world of poetry has to offer. Transcending differences of generation, gender, language, and vision, these poets have invented an entirely new facet of the poet's creative process. Fiction Poetry Publication Details Publisher: Trinity University Press Publication Date: 2011 Available in: United States Format

Dean Young (Author) Marvin Bell's nineteen books of poetry and essays include Mars Being Red, Rampant, Nightworks: Poems 1962-2000, The Book of the Dead Man, and Stars Which See, Stars Which Do Not See. His literary honors include awards from the Academy of American ...


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