Poets & Writers magazine has placed Tony Leuzzi's Passwords Primeval: 20 American Poets in Their Own Words (BOA, 2012) on its list of Best Books for Writers. Passwords Primeval sets aside the artificial boundaries of poetry “schools” and “movements” to cut to the art of the matter. Leuzzi’s astounding knowledge of poetry draws new insights from such luminaries as Billy Collins, Gerald Stern, Jane Hirshfield, Patricia Smith, and Martín Espada. These new interviews offer a candid look at craft, inspiration, and living as a poet; they provide insights into the poets and their poems, without compromising their mystery. This eclectic roster of poets is a revelation of the enormous breadth of American poetry. According to Publishers Weekly, "Leuzzi brings questing intelligence and a practitioner's empathy to this collection of interviews with 20 poets who are diverse in terms of aesthetic allegiance, generation, and practice... The range of topics proves that poetry isn't just for poets. This book will be a joy for anyone who loves the art of conversation, not just the conversation of art." Click here to see Poets & Writers' entire list of Best Books for Writers. To order Passwords Primeval, visit the BOA Bookstore.
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