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The twentieth edition of the Best American Poetry series celebrates the rich and fertile landscape of American poetry. Renowned poet Heather McHugh loves words and the unexpected places they take you; her own poetry elevates wordplay to a species of metaphysical wit. For this year's anthology McHugh has culled a spectacular group of poems reflecting her passion for language, her acumen, and her vivacious humor.

Graced with McHugh's fascinating introduction, the book includes the poets' valuable comments on their work, as well as series editor David Lehman's engaging foreword that limns the necessity of poetry. The Best American Poetry 2007 is an exciting addition to a series committed to covering the American poetry scene and delivering great poems to a broad audience.

Review:

"'The 20th volume in America's most popular annual poetry anthology series is perhaps the most esoteric. McHugh, an unusual poet herself, who says she is 'Fond of the textures of a text, the matter of a letter,' has tried to assemble what she feels is a cohesive anthology rather than simply a gathering of favorite poems from this past year's literary magazines. As ever, some familiar names — former editors and famous poets — appear: John Ashbery, Billy Collins ('Who has time for sunlight falling on the city'), Robert Creeley, Louise Glck, Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, Galway Kinnell. But there are also a number of representatives, such as Rae Armantrout and Christian Bk ('selves we woo/ we lose// losses we levee/ we owe'), from off-center traditions. A few of the newbies tend toward the experimental, such as Ben Lerner and Danielle Pafunda: 'Do he & he have a big muscle in the arm from the aiming?' All and all, this is a riskier than usual volume, though also full of familiar pleasures. Certainly it attests to poetry's continuing vitality. (Sept.)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

Synopsis:

Celebrated poet McHugh and renowned editor Lehman present the 20th edition of the popular and comprehensive "Best American Poetry" series.

About the Author

David Lehman is the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry and the author of seven books of poetry, including When a Woman Loves a Man. He lives in New York City.

Heather McHugh is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Eyeshot and Hinge and Sign. She teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle and at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743299732
Subtitle:
Series Editor David Lehman
Author:
Lehman, David
Editor:
McHugh, Heather
Author:
McHugh, Heather
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
21st century
Subject:
American poetry - 21st century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
20
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Best American Poetry
Publication Date:
20070911
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7.945 oz
Children's Book Type:
Coloring

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'The 20th volume in America's most popular annual poetry anthology series is perhaps the most esoteric. McHugh, an unusual poet herself, who says she is 'Fond of the textures of a text, the matter of a letter,' has tried to assemble what she feels is a cohesive anthology rather than simply a gathering of favorite poems from this past year's literary magazines. As ever, some familiar names — former editors and famous poets — appear: John Ashbery, Billy Collins ('Who has time for sunlight falling on the city'), Robert Creeley, Louise Glck, Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, Galway Kinnell. But there are also a number of representatives, such as Rae Armantrout and Christian Bk ('selves we woo/ we lose// losses we levee/ we owe'), from off-center traditions. A few of the newbies tend toward the experimental, such as Ben Lerner and Danielle Pafunda: 'Do he & he have a big muscle in the arm from the aiming?' All and all, this is a riskier than usual volume, though also full of familiar pleasures. Certainly it attests to poetry's continuing vitality. (Sept.)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
"Synopsis" by , Celebrated poet McHugh and renowned editor Lehman present the 20th edition of the popular and comprehensive "Best American Poetry" series.
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