By H. L. Hix
In Counterclaims, renowned poet H. L. Hix has amassed the responses of more than one hundred and fifty of his fellow writers, scholars, and artists to a singular problem, simultaneously a set of questions and a call-to-arms: whether the old truths inherent in 20th-century poetics can still be adhered to today, or whether new truths might take their place and what might they be?
The answers collected in this volume from many of the greatest luminaries of their generation, writers young and old, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, form the basis of a new conversation; a step forward, not toward any one monolithic thesis or manifesto, but toward a new and ever adapting notion of poetry.
H. L. Hix's recent poetry collections include I'm Here to Learn to Dream in Your Language; As Much As, If Not More Than; First Fire, Then Birds: Obsessionals 1985-2010; and Incident Light. He is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wyoming. He lives in Laramie.