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Poetry. New York Interest. Brooklyn has long been known as having one of the most vibrant poetry scenes in the world, yet there has never been an anthology devoted to celebrating the many contemporary poets who call it home. The BROOKLYN POETS ANTHOLOGY is a landmark collection offering a panoramic snapshot of the Brooklyn poetry community--itself composed of many different communities--emphasizing a variety of voices, aesthetics, and traditions.
Gathered here are 170 poets, including Philip Levine, Bernadette Mayer, Vijay Seshadri, Edward Hirsch, Aracelis Girmay, Marti n Espada, Gregory Pardlo, Kimiko Hahn, Tom Sleigh, Lemon Andersen, Patricia Spears Jones, Timothy Donnelly, Tyehimba Jess, Matthea Harvey, Cathy Park Hong, Matthew Rohrer, Dorothea Lasky, Anselm Berrigan, Angel Nafis, Joanna Fuhrman, Leigh Stein, Morgan Parker, Ocean Vuong, Tommy Pico, Wendy Xu, former Brooklyn Poet Laureate D. Nurkse, current Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, and many more.
As the inaugural volume of a new series, the BROOKLYN POETS ANTHOLOGY offers readers a sense of the richness and diversity of the poetry to be found within this historic borough.
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