I have published six books of poetry, the most recent being INTERROGATING WATER (Salmon, 2014), which The Guardian called "outstanding" and praised for "the valor and vision of its protest." In addition, I am the founding editor of THE MANHATTAN REVIEW (1980 - present), an international poetry journal.
Interrogating Water and Other Poems
INTERROGATING WATER uses such varied forms and formats as the ballad, sonnet, villanelle, psalm, press releease, checklist, obituary, and poll to summon the unmoored voices that proliferate in our wired world. These voices induce a shiver of disquiet as linguistic registers collide in unexpected ways. In an introductory section, issues like gun control and the death penalty spark such linguistic collisions. The following parts of the book then focus on the national security state and its "shadow wars."