The Best American Poetry 2015

The Best American Poetry 2015

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The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues with an exceptional volume edited by award-winning novelist and poet Sherman Alexie. Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry has become a mainstay for the direction and spirit of American poetry. Each volume in the series presents the yeara€™s most extraordinary new poems and writers. Guest editor Sherman Alexiea€™s picks for The Best American Poetry 2015 highlight the depth and breadth of the American experience. Culled from electronic and print journals, the poems showcase some of our leading luminariesa€”Amy Gerstler, Terrance Hayes, Ron Padgett, Jane Hirshfielda€”and introduce a number of outstanding younger poets taking their place in the limelight. A leading figure since his breakout poetry collection The Business of Fancydancing in 1992, Sherman Alexie won the National Book Award for his novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He describes himself as a€œlucky enough to be a full-time writera€ and has written short stories, novels, screenplays, and essaysa€”but he is at his core a poet. As always, series editor David Lehmana€™s foreword assessing the state of the art kicks off the book, followed by an introductory essay in which Alexie discusses his selections. The Best American Poetry 2015 is a guide to whoa€™s who and whata€™s happening in American poetry today.Still, once I transcribe my handwritten draft into my MacBook Pro, a nearly inevitable step I am already contemplating and will have long since accomplished by the time you read these lines it will have become so easily available to endlessanbsp;...


Title:The Best American Poetry 2015
Author: David Lehman, Sherman Alexie
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2015-09-08
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