The Best American Poetry
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Best American Poetry by John Hollander
Book DescriptionEvery year since 1988 a major poet has selected 75 poems from publication in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY and this years volume will again dazzle and delight, instruct and inspire. Under the guiding vision of master poet John Hollander - one of America's most erudite literary minds - THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1998 highlights the imaginative power of the American poet at the fin-de-siecle. Diverse in form and method, uncompromising in their artistic standards, the poems collected here help to distinguish an American poetic identity. Hollander has chosen work both from eminences such as Richard Wilbur and Thom Gunn whilst paving the way for original and noteworthy new talent. With a forward by series editor David Lehman and with comments from the poets illuminating their work, THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1998 will lead you on an exhilerating literary adventure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684814506
(214mm x 139mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Hollander
Rhyme's Reason, Paperback (February 2015)
Surveys the schemes, patterns and forms of English verse, and illustrates each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. In this fourth edition, the authors offer a personal take on why the book has played such an important role in the education of young poets and student scholars.
Tricks of the Light, Hardback (September 2007)
Explores the often-fraught relationships between domestic animals and humans through mythological figurations, vibrant thought, and late-modern lyrics that seem to test their own boundaries.
I Speak of the City, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by John Hollander
A collection of poems assembled about New York. Beginning with an early piece by Jacob Steendam (from when the city was called New Amsterdam) and continuing through poems written in the aftermath of 9/11, this anthology features voices from more than a dozen countries.
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Author Biography - John Hollander
David Lehman, 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 New School graduate writing program and lives in New York City and Ithaca, New York.
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