|| Includes Contributors' Notes and Comments and Magazines Where the Poems were First Published.
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|| Bodhisattva / Sarah Arvio -- Cedars of Lebanon / Derrick Austin -- A Retrograde / Desiree Bailey -- WFM: Allergic to Pine-Sol, Am I the Only One / Melissa Barrett -- Swallowed / Mark Bibbins -- A Scatology / Jessamyn Birrer -- The Joins / Chana Bloch -- House is an Enigma / Emma Bolden -- Prayer at 3 a.m. / Dexter L. Booth -- Makeshift / Catherine Bowman -- in the hall of the ruby-throated warbler / Rachael Briggs -- Homeland / Jericho Brown -- DOCTORS LIE, MAY HIDE MISTAKES / Rafael Camp -- A fourteen-line poem on sex / Jule Carr -- for i will do/undo what was done/undone to me / Chen Chen -- Careful, I Just Won a Prize at the Fair / Susanna Childress -- The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve / Yi-Fen Chou -- Slow-Wave Sleep with a Fairy Tale / Erica Dawson -- In a Black Tank Top / Danielle DeTiberus -- It Was the Animals / Natalie Diaz -- Fornicating / Denise Duhamel -- Vernacular Owl / Thomas Sayers Ellis -- In Memory of My Parents Who Are Not Dead Yet / Emily Kendal Frey -- On the Sadness of Wedding Dresses / James Galvin -- The Garden in August / Madelyn Garner -- Rhinencephalon / Amy Gerstler -- A Sharply Worded Silence / Louise Glück -- Looney Tunes / R.S. Gwynn -- Thumbs / Meredith Hasemann -- Antebellum House Party / Terrance Hayes -- Antebellum House Party / Terrance Hayes -- My Husband / Rebecca Hazelton -- A Common Cold / Jane Hirshfield -- Crisis on Infinite EArths, Issues 1-12 / Bethany Schultz Hurst -- Body & Kentucky Bourbon / Saeed Jones -- Exhibits from the Dark Museum / Joan Naviyuk Kane -- For the Young Woman I Saw Hit by a Car While Riding Her Bike / Laura Kaischke -- In the End, They Were Born On TV / Douglas Kearney -- Eating Walnuts / Jennifer Keith -- Is Spot in Heaven? / David Kirby -- Ode to the Common Housefly / Andrew Kozma -- The Pickpocket Song / Hailey Leithauser -- Watching the Sea Go / Dana Levin -- See a Furious Waterfall Without Water / Patricia Lockwood -- Party Games / Dora Malech -- Anxieties / Donna Masini -- If My Late Grandmother Were Gertrude Stein / Airea D. Matthews -- There Are Birds Here / Jamaal May -- There Were Only Dandelions / Laura McCullough -- Dove / Rajiv Mohabir -- Upon Hearing the News You Buried Our Dog / Aimee Nezhukumatahil -- Plutonium / 54 Prince -- Survivor Guilt / Ron Padgett -- Candying Mint / Alan Michael Parker -- Relevant Details / Catherine Pierce -- The Main Event / Donald Platt -- from Citizen / Claudia Rankine -- Poem Begun on a Train / Raphael Rubinstein -- Endnotes on Ciudad Juárez / Natalie Scenters-Zapico -- legend / Evie Shockley -- So Early in the Morning / Charles Simic -- Similitude at Versailles / Sandra Simonds -- The Macarena / Ed Skoog -- Ajar / A. E. Stallings -- Memo to the Former Child Prodigy / SusanTerris -- Delicatessen / Michael Tyrell -- How You Might Approach a Foal: / Wendy Videlock -- The Chickasaw Trees / Sidney Wade -- Trades I Would Make / Cody Walker -- Goodness in Mississippi / LaWanda Walters -- City of Eternal Spring / Afaa Michael Weaver -- Dear Black Barbie / Candace G. Wiley -- Subject to Change / Terence Winch -- Thaw / Jane Wong -- March of the Hanged Men / Monica Youn.
|| 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 year's most extraordinary new poems and writers. Guest editor Sherman Alexie'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 luminaries--Amy Gerstler, Terrance Hayes, Ron Padgett, Jane Hirshfield--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 "lucky enough to be a full-time writer" and has written short stories, novels, screenplays, and essays--but he is at his core a poet. As always, series editor David Lehman'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 who's who and what's happening in American poetry today. Publisher marketing.