Poets on Poets and Poetry (on Poetry as Survival by Gregory Orr; God and the Imagination: On Poets, Poetry, and the Ineffable by Paul Mariani; The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration by Edward Hirsch; Desperate Measures by William Logan; and The Instant of Knowing: Lectures, Criticism, and Occasional Prose by Josephine Jacobsen and Elizabeth Spires)

Edward Butscher’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including the Saturday Review of Literature, Newsday, and the American Book Review. In 1976 he published the first biography of Sylvia Plath, and in 1988 his biography Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award.