Best New Poets 2017: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers

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Natalie Diaz, Jeb Livingood
University of Virginia Press, Jan 18, 2018 - Poetry - 141 pages

Entering its twelfth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by the country's top literary magazines and writing programs, as well as some two thousand additional poems submitted through an open online competition. The work of the fifty writers represented here provides the best perspective available on the continuing vitality of poetry as it is being practiced today.

About the author (2018)

Natalie Diaz is the author of When My Brother Was an Aztec and is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.

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