The Best American Poetry 2000

The Best American Poetry 2000

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
An anthology of contemporary poets presents works that reflect the diversity in American poetry

Baker
& Taylor

With an award-winning poet as guest editor, a perennially popular collection of poetry offers 2000's finest poems drawn from a variety of sources, including works by John Ashbery, Lucille Clifton, W. S. Merwin, and Susan Mitchell, and featuring each poet's commentary on their work. Simultaneous.

Simon and Schuster
A mid an "explosion in the interest of poetry nationwide" (The New York Times), The Best American Poetry 2000 delivers one of the finest volumes yet in this renowned series. Guest editor Rita Dove, a distinguished figure in the poetry world and the second African-American poet ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, brings all of her dynamism and well-honed acumen to bear on this project. Dove used a simple yet exacting method to make her selections: "The final criterion," she writes in her introduction, "was Emily Dickinson's famed description -- if I felt that the top of my head had been taken off, the poem was in." The result is a marvelous collection of consistently high-quality poems diverse in form, tone, style, stance, and subject matter. With comments from the poets themselves illuminating their poems and a foreword by series editor David Lehman, The Best American Poetry 2000 is this year's must-have book for all poetry lovers.

Publisher: Scribner, 2000
ISBN: 9780743200332
0743200330
Characteristics: 285

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