Essays & Interviews


A Sudden Happiness”—The Poetry of Deborah Warren

This essay originally appeared in The Hollins Critic, February, 2011


Book Reviews

The Clandestine Poet, a review of Maryann Corbett’s In Code

This review appeared in The University Bookman,  October 25, 2020

Rhina P. Espaillat and the Lyre of Orpheus, Alfred Nicol Reviews Rhina P. Espaillat’s And After All 

This review appeared in Marginalia / LA Review of Books on April 12, 2019

Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur, by Robert Bagg & Mary Bagg

This review appeared on the Woven Tale Press website, Fall, 2017.

The Fortunes of Poetry in an Age of Unmaking by James Matthew Wilson

This review originally appeared in American Arts Quarterly, Fall, 2016.

Her Place in These Designs by Rhina Espaillat

This review originally appeared on the Per Contra website, January, 2012.

Very Far North by Tim Murphy

This review originally appeared in The Edge City Review, Fall, 2002

 Even As We Speak by Len Krisak



Alfred Nicol Interviews A. M. Juster

A poet with a background very unlike that of most contemporary poets, Juster talks about auspicious and inauspicious trends in contemporary poetry and his own approach to the craft of writing and translating verse. This interview appeared in Better Than Starbucks, July 2020

Write Now Television Program: Alfred Nicol  

Gayle Heney talks with me about Animal Psalms on this program recorded in May, 2016.

Talking About Robert Frost

This talk was presented at The Frost Farm in Derry, NH, July 24, 2011

Alfred Nicol Interviewed by Amanda Mooers

This interview first appeared in the Cervena Barva Press Newsletter, May, 2009

Alfred Nicol Interviewed by Christine Yurick, editor of Think Journal

Alfred Nicol Talks to Vicki Hendrickson About Teaching Writing

This is a promotional video for Newburyport Adult and Community Education

Poet to Poet, Writer to Writer Television Program: Alfred Nicol

I chat with Doug Holder and read several poems from Animal Psalms on this program recorded Aug. 10, 2016.

Alfred Nicol Interviewed by Doug Holder

This is an edited transcript of Doug Holder’s program, “Poet to Poet, Writer to Writer,” recorded in March, 2007.