Take a look at Dante Di Stefano's conversation with Michael Spooner of University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press and Patricia Colleen Murphy, author of May Swenson-award-winning Hemming Flames, on The Best American Poetry blog!
"I would argue that all contemporary poetry is confessional. The details of my life happen to be pretty spectacular. I could write some pretty poems about the wind and love and puppy dogs and creosote. But that would leave quite an elephant in the room. . . " —Patricia C. Murphy