Daisy Fried is the author of four books of poetry: The Year the City Emptied (2022); Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice (2013); My Brother is Getting Arrested Again (2006), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and She Didn’t Mean to Do It (2000), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. She has been awarded Guggenheim, Hodder, and Pew fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares, and a Poetry magazine Editors Prize for the feature article “Sing, God-Awful Muse!,” about reading Paradise Lost, breastfeeding, and the importance of difficulty. She is a member of the board of the National Book Critics Circle and poetry editor for the literary/resistance journal Scoundrel Time. Formerly the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College, Fried is a member of the faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, teaches at Villanova University, and lives in Philadelphia.
Graywolf Press, 2018. $20, 160 pages. Hey, Marfa—poetry as scrapbook, diary, and visionary performance—is such a patchwork, it’s hard to know where to begin. Jeffrey Yang first went to Marfa to Continue reading