David Caplan, Ph.D., an associate professor of English and associate director of creative writing at Ohio Wesleyan University, recently co-edited a special issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review devoted to American Poetry.
The Virginia Quarterly Review is an award-winning journal based at the University of Virginia. The special issue features critical essays and poems written by some of America’s most distinguished writers, including two Pulitzer Prize Winners.
The issue also includes an essay by Caplan on rhyme in contemporary poetry and hip hop and a sequence of poems he wrote set in Yeshiva Tiferes Bachurim, introduced by Stephen Burt and accompanied by photos taken by Noah Rabinowitz.
Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.