O.Scheiding: Ideas of Order in Contemporary American Poetry – J. Rothenberg: The Future of Poetry in the Computer Age: The Medusa Interview – Part I: Poetry as the Other Language – H. Zapf: Structure and Event in Poetry: “122” by Charles Bernstein – G. M. Grabher: “Playing Hide and Seek in the Nothing that Is”: ‘Silent’ Meaning and Order in the Poetry and Aesthetics of John Cage – D.von Finck: “what am i doing here?”: David Antin’s Talk Poems – K.-A. Tan: “To Catch the World / at Pure Idea”: Structures of Order and Disorder in Jorie Graham’s Poetry – C. Albers: Can Meter Matter? Ideas of Order in the Poetry of Dana Gioia – Part II: Poetry as Social Act – C. Spahr: Holding up the “Poetry Front”: A. Waldman’s Politics of the Aesthetic – G. W. Foust: “Not [Not] the Poet, Not [Not] Me”: Frederick Seidel and Lisa Jarnot after 9/11 – N. W. Balestrini: Between California and Camp: Space and Structure in the Multipart Poems of Lawson Fusao Inada – Part III: Poetry and the Self – A. Cazé: Alterna(rra)tives: Syntactic Spaces and Self-Construction in the Writing of Lyn Hejinian and Leslie Scalapino – S. Fritz: “What were Caesar’s battles but Caesar’s prose”: Self-Writing and the Open Text in Lyn Hejinian’s My Life – P. Phillips: “Shade of a Shade”: The Doomed Order of Alan Shapiro’s Song and Dance – T. Steffen: The Idea of Order in Rita Dove’s Mother Love – Contributors – Index Die Herausgeber Diana von Finck has written numerous essays on contemporary American poets. In 1995, she was awarded a PhD in American Literature by the University of Tübingen. Oliver Scheiding is Professor and Chair of American literature and culture at the University of Mainz. He has written many essays and books on American literature from the Colonial period to the present.