The Poet’s Essay’ seminars take place three times a year. Each seminar lasts around one and a half to two hours. The series is free and open to all who wish to attend. There are no sign-up lists or reserved places, although there will be a small amount of required reading in advance of each seminar. Seminars focus primarily on American poetry of the twentieth century. A few weeks before each seminar, a handout will be made available via a downloadable link at www.keble.ox.ac.uk/teaching-research/poetry-at-keble/the-poets-essay, and at the meeting Phillips will introduce the material and lead the discussion.