Mary Kinzie is a poet and critic who teaches in the creative writing program she founded at Northwestern University. Her books of poetry include Summers of Vietnam and Autumn Eros. Most recently, her collection Drift was published by Alfred A. Knopf.
Although best known as a master of the formal lyric poem, Louise Bogan (1897–1970) also published fiction and what would now be called lyrical essays. A Poet’s Prose: Selected Writings of Louise Bogan showcases her devotion to compression, eloquence, and sharp truths.Louise Bogan was poetry reviewer for the New Yorker for thirty-eight years, and her criticism was remarkable for its range and effect.