By David Lehman
Edited this 12 months via liked and artistic poet Denise Duhamel, the major annual anthology of up to date American poetry returns.
Over the final twenty-five years, the Best American Poetry sequence has turn into an annual ceremony of autumn, eagerly awaited and hotly debated: “an crucial buy” (The Washington Post). This yr, visitor editor Denise Duhamel brings her wit and exuberance and her dedication to poetry in all its big choice to undergo on her offerings for The most sensible American Poetry 2013. those acts of imagination—from recognized stars and interesting newcomers—testify to the energy of an paintings shape that keeps to suffer and flourish, defying dour predictions of its death, within the electronic age. This version of crucial poetry anthology within the usa opens with David Lehman’s incisive “state of the artwork” essay and Denise Duhamel’s engagingly candid dialogue of the seventy-five poems that made her ultimate minimize.
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