Eric Gudas is the author of Best Western and Other Poems (Silverfish Review Press, 2010). His critical essays, book reviews, and interviews with American poets have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Poetry Flash, Raritan, and elsewhere. He recently received a Ph.D in English from UCLA, where he currently teaches as a lecturer. He is completing a book-length study of contemporary American poet Eleanor Ross Taylor’s life and work.
Poets who don’t want their unpublished poems to see the light of day should — as Auden did -- take to burning them....