The Best American Poetry 2000

The Best American Poetry 2000

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Since its debut in 1988, sales for The Best American Poetry have nearly quadrupled. Now, in the midst of a present explosion in the interest of poetry nationwide (The New York Times), this renowned series promises to deliver one of its finest volumes yet with Rita Dove as the year's guest editor. One of the most prominent figures in the poetry world, former Poet Laureate Dove brings all of her dynamism and well-honed acumen to bear on the project.Dove has chosen the best poems of the year from a wide range of literary magazines and journals. Along with the work of today's most celebrated poets, including W. S. Merwin, Lucille Clifton, Susan Mitchell, and John Ashbery, Dove has also selected several fresh and diverse poems from a host of groundbreaking newcomers. Featuring comments from the poets elucidating their work and a Foreword by Series Editor David Lehman, The Best American Poetry 2000 is an especially strong addition to the series People magazine called, a year's worth of the very best.
Publisher: New York : Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2000
ISBN: 9780684842813
ISSN: 10405763
Branch Call Number: 811.008/BES 4565 2
Additional Contributors: Davis, Olena Kalytiak 1963-
Daniels, Jim 1956-
Collins, Billy 1941-
Clifton, Lucille 1936-
Butcher, Grace 1934-
Bowdan, Janet 1963-
Belieu, Erin 1966-
Baggott, Julianna 1969-
Ammons, A. R. 1926-
Alexander, Pamela 1948-
Addonizio, Kim 1954-
Lehman, David 1948-
Dove, Rita
Young, Dean 1955-
Yau, John 1950-
Wood, Susan 1946-
Wilbur, Richard Purdy 1921-
Walcott, Derek 1930-
Violi, Paul 1944-
Vazirani, Reetika 1962-
Troupe, Quincy
Trethewey, Natasha 1966-
Tanning, Dorothea 1910-
Sutton, Pamela 1960-
Su, Adrienne 1967-
Stewart, Susan 1952-
Stallings, A. E. 1968-
Spera, Gabriel 1966-
Soto, Gary 1952-
Song, Cathy 1955-
Siken, Richard 1967-
Shepherd, Reginald 1963-
Sheck, Laurie 1953-
Shaughnessy, Brenda 1970-
Seiferle, Rebecca 1951-
Salter, Mary Jo 1954-
Rabbitt, Thomas 1943-
Plumly, Stanley 1939-
Platt, Donald 1957-
Pinsky, Robert
Phillips, Carl 1959-
Perry, Paul 1972-
Palmer, Michael 1942-2013
Oliver, Mary 1953-
Nordhaus, Jean
Mitchell, Susan
Merwin, W. S. IWilliam Stanley), 1927-
McMahon, Lynne 1951-
Lux, Thomas 1946-
Komunyakaa, Yusef 1947-
Knight, Lynne 1943-
Kizer, Carolyn 1925-
Kirby, David 1944-
Justice, Donald 1925-
Jones, Rodney 1950-
Jones, Patricia Spears 1951-
Jarman, Mark Anthony 1952-
Janson, Marsha 1956-
Hillman, Brenda 1951-
Hamer, Forrest 1956-
Hamby, Barbara 192-
Halliday, Mark 1949-
Gunn, Thom 1929-
Grotz, Jennifer 1971-
Gonzalez, Ray 1952-
Glaser, Elton 1945-
Gaspar, Frank X. 1946-
Fort, Charles 1951-
Fairchild, B. H. 1942-
Emanuel, Lynn 1949-
Edgar, Karl 1948-
Edgar, Christopher 1961-
Duhamel, Denise 1961-
Djanikian, Gregory 1949-
Dinh, Linh 1963-
Alternative Title: The infirmament / Dean Young
Borrowed love poems / John Yau
Analysis of the rose as sentimental despair / Susan Wood
Fabrications / Richard Wilbur
Pissarro at dusk / Derek Walcott
As I was telling David and Alexandra Kelley / Paul Violi
Rahim Multani / Reetika Vazirani
Song / Quincy Troupe
Limen / Natasha Trethewey
No palms / Dorothea Tanning
There is a lake of ice on the moon / Pamela Sutton
The English canon / Adrienne Su
Wings / Susan Stewart
Asphodel / A. E. Stallings
In a field outside the town / Gabriel Spera
Chit-chat with the Junior League Women / Gary Soto
Mother of us all / Cathy Song
The dislocated room / Richard Siken
Semantics at four p. m. / Reginald Shepherd
Black series (excerpt) / Laurie Sheck
Postfeminism / Brenda Shaughnessy
Welcome to Ithaca / Rebecca Seiferle
Au pair / Mary Jo Salter
The beach at Falmouth Heights, Summer, 1952 / Thomas Rabbitt
Permanence / Lawrence Raab
Kunitz tending roses / Stanley Plumly
History & bikinis / Donald Platt
Samurai song / Robert Pinsky
All art ... / Carl Phillips
I do not / Michael Palmer
Work / Mary Oliver
Aunt Lily and Frederick the Great / Jean Nordhaus
Lost parrot / Susan Mitchell
The hours of darkness / W. S. Merwin
We take our children to Ireland / Lynne McMahon
Henry Clay's mouth / Thomas Lux
The Goddess of Quotas Laments / Yusef Komunyakaa
The muse of the actual / Lynne Knight
The oration / Carolyn Kizer
At the grave of Harold Goldstein / David Kirby
Six apologies, Lord / Olena Kalytiak Davis
Ralph : a love story / Donald Justice
Plea for forgiveness / Rodney Jones
Ghosts / Patricia Spears Jones
Epistle / Mark Jarman
Considering the demise of everything / Marsha Janson
Air for mercury / Brenda Hillman
Goldsboro narratives / Forrest Hamer
Ode to the lost luggage warehouse at the Rome airport / Barbara Hamby
Before / Mark Halliday
The dump / Thom Gunn
The last living Castrato / Jennifer Grotz
For the other world / Ray Gonzalez
And in the afternoons I botanized / Elton Glaser
Seven roses / Frank X. Gaspar
We did not fear the father / Charles Fort
Mrs. Hill / B. H. Fairchild
Walt, I salute you! / Lynn Emanuel
Alpha images / Karl Elder
Birthday / Christopher Edgar
Incest taboo / Denise Duhamel
Immigrant picnic / Gregory Djanikian
The most beautiful word / Linh Dinh
Between periods / Jim Daniels
Man listening to disc / Billy Collins
Signs / Lucille Clifton
Crow is walking / Grace Butcher
The year / Janet Bowdan
Mango, Number 61 / Richard Blanco
Choose your garden / Erin Belieu
Mary Todd on her deathbed / Julianna Baggott
Shot glass / A. R. Ammons
Semiotics / Pamela Alexander
Virgin spring / Kim Addonizio


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