Is the project-based book a moss or a mold? Books with singular exigencies have proliferated out of the world of experimental poetry and into major prizes and presses. Why? To interrogate? To not obfuscate? Project-based books provide a space and scope unhinged poems cannot, and on a planet wrought with damage and inequality, what better mode of investigating the big questions do we have? In this panel, five poets will discuss their own and others’ project-based books.