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The Best American Poetry (Best American Poetry)

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Publisher Comments:

This eagerly awaited volume in the celebrated Best American Poetry series reflects the latest developments and represents the state of the art today. Paul Muldoon, the distinguished poet and international literary eminence, has selected — from a pool of several thousand published candidates — the top seventy-five poems of the year.

With insightful comments from the poets illuminating their work, and series editor David Lehman's perspicacious foreword, The Best American Poetry 2005 is indispensable for every poetry enthusiast.

Review:

"This extraordinarily popular series enters its 18th year with a strong, entertaining, accessible effort; Muldoon (Hay, Madoc, etc.) avoids polemics and lets readers focus on poems. Elder statesmen and big names put in expected appearances, some of them (A.R. Ammons, Donald Justice, Charles Bukowski) with posthumously published verse. John Ashbery's splendid 'In Dearest, Deepest Winter' shows him attending to life after 9/11; Lyn Hejinian's contribution (excerpted from a book-length poem) attends to the vagaries of the inner life. Selections from less well-known writers favor clarity, technique, and humor, or at least wry irony: Victoria Chang describes 'Seven Changs' who share her name; Marlys West's 'Ballad of the Subcontractor' describes 'the workers who deserted' her building, and the debate champion who irritated her in high school, 'like a star quarterback but/ Smaller, brighter.' Stacey Harwood assembles a clever prose poem out of nine (fake) 'Contributors' Notes.' The light touch, formal intricacy and attention to whimsy that have helped earn Muldoon international fame are all in evidence here; it makes for a cohesive collection, open to all the usual arguments about what's really 'best' — also always part of the fun. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

David Lehman, series editor of The Best American Poetry, is also the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry. His books of poetry include New and Selected Poems, When a Woman Loves a Man, and The Daily Mirror. He teaches in the New School graduate writing program and lives in New York City and Ithaca, New York.Paul Muldoon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moy Sand and Gravel, Hay, and The Annals of Chile, among other noteworthy poetry collections. A former Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, he is currently Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743257589
Editor:
Lehman, David
Editor:
Lehman, David
Editor:
Lehman, David
Editor:
Muldoon, Paul
Author:
Lehman, David
Author:
Collins, Billy
Author:
Muldoon, Paul
As Told:
Muldoon, Paul
As Told:
Muldoon, Paul
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Best American Poetry
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.065 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This extraordinarily popular series enters its 18th year with a strong, entertaining, accessible effort; Muldoon (Hay, Madoc, etc.) avoids polemics and lets readers focus on poems. Elder statesmen and big names put in expected appearances, some of them (A.R. Ammons, Donald Justice, Charles Bukowski) with posthumously published verse. John Ashbery's splendid 'In Dearest, Deepest Winter' shows him attending to life after 9/11; Lyn Hejinian's contribution (excerpted from a book-length poem) attends to the vagaries of the inner life. Selections from less well-known writers favor clarity, technique, and humor, or at least wry irony: Victoria Chang describes 'Seven Changs' who share her name; Marlys West's 'Ballad of the Subcontractor' describes 'the workers who deserted' her building, and the debate champion who irritated her in high school, 'like a star quarterback but/ Smaller, brighter.' Stacey Harwood assembles a clever prose poem out of nine (fake) 'Contributors' Notes.' The light touch, formal intricacy and attention to whimsy that have helped earn Muldoon international fame are all in evidence here; it makes for a cohesive collection, open to all the usual arguments about what's really 'best' — also always part of the fun. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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