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Best American poetry. 2018 / Dana Gioia, editor; David Lehman, series editor.

Gioia, Dana, (editor.). Lehman, David, 1948- (editor.).
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  • ISBN: 9781501127793
  • ISBN: 1501127799
  • ISBN: 9781501127809
  • ISBN: 1501127802
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 201 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner Poetry, [2018]

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Miscarriage / Allison Aair -- Against dying / Kaveh Akbar -- American dreams / Jula Alvarez -- Finishing up / A. R. Ammons -- Sherpa song / David Barber -- Translator's note / Andrew Bertaina -- Mourning what we thought we were / Frank Bidart -- Anthem / Bruce Bond -- Those were the days / George Bradley -- Birds punctuate the days / Joyce Clement -- Opposites game / Brendan Constantine -- Prayer concerning the new more 'accurate' translation of certain prayers / Maryann Corbett -- Toast to my dead parents / Robert Cording -- Artuad / Cynthia Cruz -- Personal sonnet / Dick Davis -- Today's special / Warren Decker -- Wives of the poets / Susan de Sola -- Reading Dostoyevsky at seventeen / Dante Di Stefano -- Pied beauty / Nausheen Eusuf -- Orient epithalamion / Jonathan Galassi -- Test / Jessica Goodfellow -- Ghost ship / Sonia Greenfield -- American sunrise / Joy Harjo -- American sonnet for my past and future assassin / Terrance Hayes -- Mars Ultor / Ernest Hilbert -- View from the bar / R. Nemo Hill -- Into the mystery / Tony Hoagland -- Yonder, a rental / Anna Maria Hong -- I am the size of what I see / Paul Hoover -- Walking home / Marie Howe -- Ives / Mandy Kahn -- We lived happily during the war / Ilya Kaminsky -- Quiet boy / Stephen Kampa -- Love poem : chimera / Donika Kelly -- Sono / Suji Kwock Kim -- Palazzo Maldura / Karl Kirchwey -- Aconite / Nate Klug -- Using black to paint light / Robin Coste Lewis -- First Christmas in the village / David Mason -- Window / Robert Morgan -- Invitation / Aimee Nezhukumatathil -- B.F.F. / Hieu Minh Nguyen.-- Addendum / Alfred Nicol -- Skin deep / Nkosi Nkululeko -- Hands / Sheana Ochoa -- Silver spoon ode / Sharon Olds -- Tilia cordata / Jacqueline Osherow -- Sad math / Mike Owens -- Week before she died / Elise Paschen -- Bells' knells / Jessica Piazza -- Happy Birthday, Herod / Aaron Poochigian -- Angels in the sun / Ruben Quesada -- La Mano / Alexandra Lytton Regalado -- Philomela / Paisley Rekdal -- Walkman / Michael Robbins -- Personae who got loose / J. Allyn Rosser -- Genesis / Mary Ruefle -- Some transcendent addiction to the useless / Kay Ryan -- We'll always have parents / Mary Jo Salter -- Voxel / Jason Schneiderman -- Violence / Nicole Sealey -- Advent / Micahel Shewmaker -- Disptch from midlife / Carmen Gimenez Smith -- Old story / Tracy K. Smith -- Why California will never be like Tuscany / Gary Snyder -- Pencil / A. E. Stallings -- How poems arrive / Anne Stevenson -- Substitutions / Adrienne Su -- Shooting wild / Natasha Trethewey.-- Grief runs untamed / Agnieszka Tworek -- Dear office in which I must account for tears / G. C. Waldrep -- Lao Jia / Wang Ping -- On a palm / James Matthew Wilson -- Face it / Ryan Wilson -- Assembly / Christian Wiman.
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The guest editor for 2018, Dana Gioia, has an unconventional poetic background. Gioia has published five volumes of poetry, served as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently sits as the Poet Laureate of California, but he is also a graduate of Stanford Business School and was once a Vice President at General Foods. He has studied opera and is a published librettist, in addition to his prolific work in critical essay writing and editing literary anthologies. Having lived several lives, Gioia brings an insightful, varied, eclectic eye to this year's Best American Poetry. With his classic essay "Can Poetry Matter?," originally run in The Atlantic in 1991, Gioia considered whether there is a place for poetry to be a part of modern American mainstream culture. Decades later, the debate continues, but Best American Poetry 2018 stands as evidence that poetry is very much present, relevant, and finding new readers. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: American poetry > 21st century.
Genre: Poetry.

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