Alfred Corn

Alfred Corn's newest collection of poems, Contradictions, will be published next year (2002) by Copper Canyon Press.

From the Prompter’s Box From the Prompter’s Box

Those first-nights when I see my charge's panic, And, in quick whispers, slip him mislaid lines, Untangled recognition scenes will light

May 20, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Alfred Corn

Poets Against the War Poets Against the War

Here The Nation presents a few of the works posted on "Poets Against the War," (, the website set up by Sam Hamill, poet and editor, when he ca...

Feb 19, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Alfred Corn, Sam Hamill, W.S. Merwin, Maxine Kumin, and Rita Dove

Futbol Futbol

As if to move a flexible sphere from here to there with unassisted head and foot were natural and obvious. As if a dance could always bow to resolute constraint and never be dance...

May 16, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Alfred Corn

Merrill Table Talk Merrill Table Talk

Alfred Corn reviews Alison Lurie's Familiar Spirits.

Aug 9, 2001 / Books & the Arts / Alfred Corn

Poetry’s Ball Turret Gunner Poetry’s Ball Turret Gunner

Has anyone read John Dennis? Irving Babbitt? Gorham Munson? Probably not, though they were considered important critics in their day.

Jul 22, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Alfred Corn