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The best of the best American poetry

Author: Robert Pinsky; David Lehman
Publisher: New York : Scribner Poetry, 2013.
Series: Best American poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 25th Anniversary ed. ; 1st Scribner edView all editions and formats
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100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pinsky; David Lehman
ISBN: 9781451658873 1451658877 9781451658880 1451658885
OCLC Number: 800030713
Description: xxviii, 322 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Terminal nostalgia / Sherman Alexie --
Garbage / A.R. Ammons --
Soft money / Rae Armantrout --
Wakefulness / John Ashbery --
Bored / Margaret Atwood --
Injunction / Frank Bidart --
Feminine intuition / Stephanie Brown --
Three oranges / Charles Bukowski --
The life of towns / Anne Carson --
Self-portrait as four styles of Pompeian wall painting / Henri Cole --
Dharma / Billy Collins --
En famille / Robert Creeley --
You art a scholar, Horatio, speak to it / Olena Kalytiak Davis --
Our generation / Carl Dennis --
Skin / Susan Dickman --
Desire / Stephen Dobyns --
Difference / Mark Doty --
All souls' / Rita Dove --
How it will end / Denise Duhamel --
The imagined / Stephen Dunn --
Powers of Congress / Alice Fulton --
Salutations to Fernando Pessoa / Allen Ginsberg --
Landscape / Louise Glück --
Manifest destiny / Jorie Graham --
Safe / Linda Gregerson --
The war / Linda Gregg --
Cafeteria in Boston / Thom Gunn --
Prophecy / Donald Hall --
The opaque / Mark Halliday --
Bush's war / Robert Hass --
A house is not a home / Terrance Hayes --
The polar circle / Lyn Hejinian --
Having intended to merely pick on an oil company, the poem goes awry / Bob Hicok --
Phone booth / Brenda Hillman --
Man on a fire escape / Edward Hirsch --
In praise of coldness / Jane Hirshfield --
In a quiet town by the sea / Tony Hoagland --
The see-saw / John Hollander --
Like most revelations / Richard Howard --
9-11-01 / Fanny Howe --
Magdalene : the seven devils / Marie Howe --
From "Urban renewal" / Major Jackson --
Plea for forgiveness / Rodney Jones --
So where are we? / Lawrence Joseph --
Reading aloud to my father / Jane Kenyon --
Proverb / Kenneth Koch --
Sally's hair / John Koethe --
Facing it / Yusef Komunyakaa --
Touch me / Stanley Kunitz --
Operation memory / David Lehman --
The return / Philip Levine --
The autobiography of Khwaja Mustasim / Amit Majmudar --
Hell / Sarah Manguso --
My mammogram / J.D. McClatchy --
Past all understanding / Heather McHugh --
From "The person she is" / James McMichael --
The 'ring' cycle / James Merrill --
The stranger / W.S. Merwin --
There will be animals / Thylias Moss --
The loaf / Paul Muldoon --
From Muse & drudge / Harryette Mullen --
Hate mail / Carol Muske-Dukes --
Q / Sharon Olds --
The window at Arles / Meghan O'Rourke --
I do not / Michael Palmer --
Fretwork / Carl Phillips --
Samurai song / Robert Pinsky --
A short narrative of breasts and wombs in service of plot entitled / Claudia Rankine --
Ends of the earth / Adrienne Rich --
The Rev. Larry Love is dead / David Rivard --
Discounting Lynn / J. Allyn Rosser --
Middle school / Mary Ruefle --
Outsider art / Kay Ryan --
Switchblade / Michael Ryan --
Let's all hear it for Mildred Bailey! / James Schuyler --
Pornography / Lloyd Schwartz --
The death of the shah / Frederick Seidel --
Country western singer / Alan Shapiro --
Country fair / Charles Simic --
At the pool / Tom Sleigh --
Building / Gary Snyder --
Asphodel / A.E. Stallings --
The latest hotel guest walks over particles that revolve in seven other dimensions controlling latticed space / Ruth Stone --
From "Dark harbor" / Mark Strand --
Forty / Pamela Sutton --
Bounden duty / James Tate --
Elegy / Natasha Trethewey --
Counterman / Paul Violi --
Necrophiliac / Rosanna Warren --
Time pieces / Rachel Wetzsteon --
A filial republic / Susan Wheeler --
This pleasing anxious being / Richard Wilbur --
A hundred bones / C.K. Williams --
The mill-race / Anne Winters --
American twilight / Charles Wright --
A happy thought / Franz Wright --
Religion / Robert Wrigley --
Vespers / C. Dale Young --
No forgiveness ode / Dean Young --
Lime light blues / Kevin Young.
Series Title: Best American poetry.
Other Titles: Best American poetry.
Responsibility: Robert Pinsky, editor ; David Lehman, series editor.

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100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series.

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