An Anthology of New American Poets
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An Anthology of New American Poets

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Poetry. Anthology. AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW (AMERICAN) POETS features the work of thirty-five young poets who represent "a new opening of the field for American poetry [and] a turn to living figures and essential issues" --Paul Hoover. The poems are characteristically aware of the traditions they are falling out of step with, making a "'thinking' compendium of the planetary poe...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Talisman House Publishers
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36 poets, lots of poems. I had such high hopes. Mary Burger: awful. Edgy feminist, try-to-hard poetry leads to facepalming, sometimes heartburn. Jordan Davis & Yuri Hospodar, Mark Wallace: I don't feel cheated, and if I stumble onto more poems later, I'll read them with some caution. Jefferey McDaniel: I'll look at your larger body of work, though I'm still torn on slam poets.
Aug 24, 2007 Anna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: poetry
I'd like to teach this book. A lot of great poets in here. Hoa Nguyen, Brenda Coultas, Eleni Sikelianos, and Lisa Jarnot (also one of the editors).
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some gems, but a lot of greats are missing from this slim collection!!
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