The Iowa anthology of new American poetries
This landmark collection features emerging poets who combine a commitment to innovation and experimentation with a love for the lyric tradition, whose poetry transcends "mainstream" and avantgarde practice to create new and exciting poetic territories. These new American poetries for the twenty-first century and beyond reach back toward the Modernists and even earlier lyric poetries (such as those of Wyatt, Donne, Keats, and Dickinson) and, simultaneously, reach forward to poetic possibilities not yet realized or even imagined. Most of the poets included here have won publication prizes, awards, and fellowships, and some have had their work anthologized. Others are at earlier stages of recognition but have published in major journals. All are writing highly accomplished work that will soon find a wider audience. One distinguishing feature of this collection is the inclusion of substantial artistic statements from each contributor, in which the poets discuss their works, their influences, their aims, and their poetics. These statements are invaluable in giving readers a point of entry to the poems and can contribute to the development of a conversation among American poets that transcends questions of "craft" to address fundamental issues of poetry as an artistic practice. Shephered, a leading poet, essayist, and literary critic, is uniquely situated to bring us this important collection: young enough to feel the spirit of newer poets and yet established enough to bring a more experienced eye and a wider view to this groundbreaking project. The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries highlights some of the most exciting, vital, and productive tendencies in contemporary American poetryand will be a significant milestone for students and teachers of poetry as well as for the general reader.
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"I never wish to sing again as I used to." With this observation, Karen Volkman characterizes the spirit of this anthology, for which Shepherd (Otherhood: Poems ) has selected poets who transcend mainstream and avant-garde practice, moving into new poetic territories. These 32 poets have appeared in established journals, published no more than two books (none before 1990), and won prestigious prizes. A distinctive element here is the inclusion of artists' statements, in which the authors explicate specific poems, taking a critical look at their own aesthetics. Many refer to the influence of John Donne, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and John Ashbery, not as vehicles for imitation but as open doors to experimentation. Each poet reveals a common lyric tendency, an intensity that Shepherd calls "lyrical investigation." Cynthia Cruz refers to her poems as "broken lyrics," while Volkman speaks of the sonnet as "an angry little machine." Christine Hume often finds herself "speeding among phonic associations." While most of the poems are difficult, all encourage the notion that American poetry is an evolving, transcendent entity. Recommended for larger contemporary poetry collections.--Karla Huston, Appleton Art Ctr., WI
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Yah, Amy Newman!
Sonnet with Lock and Key
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