Poetry. "I remember, thirtysome years ago, when Dacey first published a couple of poems in traditional forms, thinking, 'Phil, Phil, what are you doing?' That's how out of fashion the old forms had fallen. Before long, he had co-edited with David Jauss Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms, which has proven one of the most popular and influential anthologies of the past three decades. And I can think of no living American poet who has mastered more forms--from free verse to blank verse, from couplets to sonnets and beyond--than Philip Dacey"--Barton Sutter.