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(Poets and Poetry in America)

Philip Dacey has coedited two anthologies, the influential Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms (1986) with David Jauss and I Love You All Day, It Is That Simple (1970) with Gerald M. Knoll. In his first years at Southwest State University, from 1971 to 1976, he edited the literary journal Crazy Horse, in 1974 contributing an interview with Robert Wilbur that would influence his own writing. In addition to expressing his fascination with Walt Whitman in his own poetry, Dacey explored the poet’s life and character in a play in the first issue of Mickle Street Review, published in 1979 by the Walt Whitman House Association.