Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century
Michael Dumanis, Cate Marvin
Sarabande Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Poetry - 491 pages
This groundbreaking anthology offers a broad and representative introduction to some of the most exciting, fresh voices on the contemporary poetry landscape by gathering together generous selections from the work of 85 younger American poets.
The poets selected were born after 1960, published their first book within the last 10 years, and have no more than three books published. Some are the recipients of numerous awards, while others, who are making their first appearance, are quickly making significant contributions to twenty-first-century poetry.
The poets include Rick Barot, Joshua Beckman, David Berman, Nick Flynn, Matthea Harvey, Terrance Hayes, Major Jackson, James Kimbrell, D.A. Powell, Spencer Reece, Matthew Rohrer, Rebecca Wolff, Kevin Young, Matthew Zapruder, Andrew Zawacki, and many others.
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Review: Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New CenturyUser Review - Dorothea - Goodreads
Far superior to a more current anthology of American poetry, American Hybrid. Read full review
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This collection is used more and more as a classroom textbook for contemporary literature. Read full review