Read Witt's thoughts on poetry, art, journalism, politics, and American life.

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd, in memorium, Reginald Shepherd, poet, essayist, friend, brother 1963 – September 10, 2008. This memorium was presented at the 2010 AWP Conference in Denver. The panel, entitled A Tribute to Reginald Shepherd, consisted of a series of … Continued

Review of American Poetry Now: Pitt Poetry Series Anthology, Ed. Ed Ochester

Review Essay America Poetry Now—and Tomorrow?   Sam Witt   American Poetry Now: Pitt Poetry Series Anthology.  Ed. Ed Ochester.  Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburg Press, 2007.  408 pages.  $55.00 (cloth), $27.95 (paper). “Poetry makes nothing happen,” Auden famously wrote, and … Continued