This post shows Bill Knott at his think-out-loud best. Even though he critiques Traci Brimhall‘s poem, he honors it with his close reading. I’m about half-way through Knott’s massive (400 page or so) Collected Sonnets, 1970-2010, and I have to say that the subtlety of his music is one of his poetry’s greatest pleasures. That means, from a poet’s point of view, one can learn from him—and learn things to be found nowhere else. More on all that in a future post!
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2019, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs three programs: Professional Creative Writing, Arts & Culture Management, and Global Community Engagement.