WHY DO I WRITE ~ Alan Shapiro. **Essay provided by author; however, originally published in the Cincinnati Re and reprinted in Best. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Alan Shapiro was educated at Brandeis Poet- critic J.D. McClatchy observed in a review of Shapiro's Dead, Alive and Busy.
to me at the table, then beyond me. into the darkness where my brother is. Were you ever a child? I'm hungry. but I know we'll. eat soon,. so. even the hunger's. Brief, tightly wrought and compelling, this eighth book of poems from Shapiro ( The Last Happy Occasion) remembers his charismatic brother David, a Broadway.
Against Poets. By Alan R. Shapiro. JSTOR Logo. JSTOR and the Poetry Foundation are collaborating to digitize, preserve, and extend access to Poetry. Source. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Alan Shapiro was educated at Brandeis Shapiro is also the author of a collection of essays on poetry, In Praise of the Impure.