Here are some essays and other writings that are not poetry:

• on W.S. Merwin’s The Vixen

Why I Rhyme, an essay about how I started writing poems, free verse, form in poetry, and other things.

Show Your Work, an essay on contemporary poetry criticism and reading poetry.

• An essay (with pictures!) about the poems of Marianne Moore

Don’t Paraphrase

Introduction to Steve Almond’s fabulous Bad Poetry

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