“I want to speak in favor of the ordinary paragraph," says Toi Derricotte. "I know in poetry, the paragraph is sort of looked down on, but I think that in revision…a paragraph makes as much sense in the right case as any other form.” In this video, recorded at the 2013 Poets Forum, the Academy Chancellor and author of The Undertaker’s Daughter (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) discusses her experience writing long poems.