Kim Addonizio is a fiction writer, poet, and teacher. Her poetry collections include Tell Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, What Is This Thing Called Love, and Lucifer at the Starlite. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and two Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Oakland, California. Dorianne Laux has been a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"This feels like the book we've been waiting for: rigorous, generous, in love with the art of poetry, aware of the inner architecture of poems-and maybe it couldn't have been written by anyone but Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux, two passionate poets." -- Marie Howe "An intelligent, lucid conversation-between the authors and between them and us. I have been with them all-there is no better companion!" -- Gerald Stern "Thoughtful, generous, and accurate to both deeper truths and the craftwork it takes to hold them ... a superb guide for the working poet." -- Jane Hirshfield