Congratulations to SHENANDOAH Assistant Editor Will Wright, whose poem “Barn Gothic”(originally published in SHENANDOAH) is currently featured on Brian Brodeur’s blog “How a Poem Happens” (howapoemhappens.blogspot.com) and will likely remain the featured poem throughout December. Wright answers a series of questions posed by Brodeur to all the poets he published, thus providing a useful stable template for comparing poets’ processes, their employment of form, their view of narrative, etc. Over a hundred poets have appeared on this site in the past half dozen years, and it provides a valuable tool for examining a core sample of American poetry today.
Red as a cardinal in winter, it leans ruined
in a gray field. . . .