The Best American Poetry, 2016

The Best American Poetry, 2016

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The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues--guest edited this year by award-winning poet Edward Hirsch, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the president of The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

The Best American Poetry series is "a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh and memorable" (Robert Pinsky); a guiding light for the mood and shape of modern American poetry. Each year, this series presents essential American verse and the poets who create it. Truly the "best" American poetry has appeared in this venerable collection for over twenty-five years.

A poet of decided brilliance since his 1981 debut collection, For the Sleepwalkers , Edward Hirsch curates a thoughtful selection of poetry for 2016 and an Introduction to be savored. Jumpha Lahiri said of Hirsch, "The trademarks of his poems are...to be intimate but restrained, to be tender without being sentimental, to witness life without flinching, and above all, to isolate and preserve those details of our existence so often overlooked, so easily forgotten, so essential to our souls." Hirsch's choices for this collection reflect the soul of poetry in America. As ever, series editor David Lehman opens this year's edition with an insider's guide and a thoughtful contemplation of poetry today.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Poetry, 2016
Edition: First Scribner edition
ISBN: 9781501127564
150112756X
9781501127557
1501127551
Characteristics: xxiv, 211 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Lehmann, David
Hirsch, Edward
Call Number: 811.008 BES

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This anthology of contemporary American poetry, curated by award-winning poet Edward Hirsch, presents essential American verse and the poets who create it.


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