Friday, March 19, 2010


Wizards have long been at the heart of every real shift in American poetics.

This is why I'm glad that the National Book Association has recently recognized one of our best wizards, Keith Waldrop, as Best Wizard 2010.

(Click the wizard to submit your wizard poetry.)

(Guess which one is the wizard .)

Married to the famous lady-wizard, Rosmarie Waldrop, Keith is proud to represent this class of human being that has done so much work for the dark arts of poetry.

(Waldrop has officially reclaimed the title of "Wizard of Poetry" from Ghostface Killah.)

From Walt Whitman, King of the Wizards, to the wizard-poet Charles Olson, we salute you.