“The essays in Inciting Poetics provide provocative answers to the book’s opening question, “What are poetics now?” Authored by some of the most important contemporary poets and critics, the essays present new theoretical and practical approaches to poetry and poetics that address current topics and approaches in the field as well as provide fresh readings of a number of canonical poets. The four sections—“What is Poetics?,” “Critical Interventions,” “Cross-Cultural Imperatives,” and “Digital, Capital, and Institutional Frames”—create a basis on which both experienced readers and newcomers can build an understanding of how to think and write about poetry. The diverse voices throughout the collection are both informative and accessible and offer a rich exploration of multiple approaches to thinking and writing about poetry today.”

Inciting Poetics: Thinking and Writing Poetry

Edited by Jeanne Heuving & Tyrone Williams