Alan Fox

Alan Fox is the founder and editor in chief of the poetry journal RATTLE. One of the preeminent interviewers of contemporary poets, Fox is editor of the anthology Rattle Conversations (Red Hen Press 2008), and author of the forthcoming book People Tools (Durban House).

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RATTLE Conversations

Alan Fox

Publication Date: January 1, 2008

$19.95 Tradepaper

ISBN: 978-1-59709-095-7


Including fourteen selections from the poetry journal, RATTLE Conversations offers rare insight into the lives and thoughts of some of the most notable American poets of our time. Informative and intimate, the conversations look beyond the academic minutia and into the heart of what we love — the passion that compels poetry, and the process that completes it. These poets explore not what they wrote, but why they had to write it, and how it came to be. As such, RATTLE Conversations serves as an indispensable guide and companion to anyone who appreciates the art and experience of writing.


Daniel Berrigan, Hayden Carruth, Lucille Clifton, Sam Hamill, Jane Hirshfield, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jack Kornfield, Li-Young Lee, Philip Levine, Sharon Olds, Gregory Orr, Luis J. Rodriguez, Alan Shapiro, Diane Wakoski