The Best American Poetry 2010: Series Editor David Lehman (Google eBook)

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Amy Gerstler, David Lehman
Simon and Schuster, Sep 14, 2010 - Poetry - 256 pages
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AMY GERSTLER’S COMMITMENT TO INNOVATIVE POETRY that conveys meaning, feeling, wit, and humor informs the cross section of poems in the 2010 edition of The Best American Poetry. The works collected here represent the wealth, the breadth, and the tremendous energy of poetry in the United States today. Featuring poems from some of our country’s top bards, including John Ashbery, Anne Carson, Louise Glück, Sharon Olds, and Charles Simic, The Best American Poetry 2010 also presents poems that poignantly capture the current moment, such as the sonnets John Updike wrote to chronicle his dying weeks. And there are exciting poems from a constellation of rising stars: Bob Hicok, Terrance Hayes, Denise Duhamel, Dean Young, and Elaine Equi, to name a very few.

The anthology’s mainstays are in place: It opens with series editor David Lehman’s incisive foreword about the state of American poetry and has a marvelous introduction by Amy Gerstler. Notes from the poets, illuminating their poems and their writing processes, conclude this delightful addition to a classic series.

Dick Allen * John Ashbery * Sandra Beasley * Mark Bibbins * Todd Boss * Fleda Brown * Anne Carson * Tom Clark * David Clewell * Michael Collier * Billy Collins * Dennis Cooper * Kate Daniels * Peter Davis * Tim Dlugos * Denise Duhamel * Thomas Sayers Ellis * Lynn Emanuel * Elaine Equi * Jill Alexander Essbaum * B. H. Fairchild * Vievee Francis * Louise Glück * Albert Goldbarth * Amy Glynn Greacen * Sonia Greenfield * Kelle Groom * Gabriel Gudding * Kimiko Hahn * Barbara Hamby * Terrance Hayes * Bob Hicok * Rodney Jones * Michaela Kahn * Brigit Pegeen Kelly * Corinne Lee * Hailey Leithauser * Dolly Lemke * Maurice Manning * Adrian Matejka * Shane McCrae * Jeffrey McDaniel * W. S. Merwin * Sarah Murphy * Eileen Myles * Camille Norton * Alice Notley * Sharon Olds * Gregory Pardlo * Lucia Perillo * Carl Phillips * Adrienne Rich * James Richardson * J. Allyn Rosser * James Schuyler * Tim Seibles * David Shapiro * Charles Simic * Frank Stanford * Gerald Stern * Stephen Campbell Sutherland * James Tate * David Trinidad * Chase Twichell * John Updike * Derek Walcott * G. C. Waldrep * J. E. Wei * Dara Wier * Terence Winch * Catherine Wing * Mark Wunderlich * Matthew Yeager * Dean Young * Kevin Young
  

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Contents

Dick Allen What You Have to Get Over
1
Todd Boss My Dog Has No Nose
14
Tom clark Fidelity
24
Billy collins Grave
31
Peter Davis Four Addresses
38
Thomas Sayers Ellis Presidential Blackness
45
Jill Alexander Essbaum Apologia
51
Albert Goldbarth Whats Left
59
Eileen Myles The Perfect Faceless Fish
102
camille norton The Prison Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone
108
Sharon olds Q
117
50 Aphorisms and TenSecond
124
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Tim Seibles Allison Wolff
131
David Shapiro A Visit
134
Gerald Stern Stoop
140

Sonia Greenfield Passing the Barnyard Graveyard
64
Kimiko Hahn The Poetic Memoirs of Lady Daibu
70
Bob Hicok The Cunning Optimism of Language
77
Brigit Pegeen Kelly Rome
83
Maurice Manning A Man with a Rooster in His Dream
90
Shane Mccrae Pietà
96
chase Twichell The Dark Rides
146
J E Wei In the Field
154
Dean young Offthe Hook Ode
171
Magazines Where the Poems Were First Published
221
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David Lehman, the 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 graduate writing program at the New School and lives in New York City and in Ithaca, New York.

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