Michael Carr and Jim Dunn will discuss elements that have shaped John Wieners’ published works since the early 70s. What constitutes his poetic work at that time starts to become both diffuse and all-encompassing, coming as readily in prose, notes, jottings, ad-libbed readings & interviews. From that time onward Wieners’ books have been seen through from manuscript with someone acting in the role of editor. This dynamic continues to shape the work of the poet John Wieners as interest in his work continues to grow and more of his writing comes into print. Michael Carr is the editor of Wieners’ A Book of Prophecies (Bootstrap, 2007) and Jim Dunn is editing Wieners’ A New Book from Rome (forthcoming from Bootstrap).