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The Best American Poetry

The Best American Poetry
 

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 volum... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781476708195
Barcode 9781476708195
Published 8 September 2015 by Scribner Book Company
Format Hardback, 2015 ed.
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Author(s) By Lehman, David
By Alexie, Sherman
Series Best American poetry
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ISBN-13 9781476708195
ISBN-10 1476708193
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scribner Book Company
Imprint Scribner Book Company
Publication Date 8 September 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, 2015 ed.
Edition 2015 ed.
Author(s) By Lehman, David
By Alexie, Sherman
Series Best American poetry
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 399g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress American poetry - 21st century
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 811.608
Catalogue Code 612439

Description of this Book

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, Kay Ryan--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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Each year, a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh and memorable: and over the years, as good a comprehensive overview of contem-porary poetry as there can be. -- Robert Pinsky

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Author's Bio

David Lehman, the series editor of The Best American Poetry, is also the editor of the Oxford Book of American Poetry. His books of poetry include Poems in the Manner Of, New and Selected Poems, Yeshiva Boys, When a Woman Loves a Man, and The Daily Mirror. He lives in New York City and Ithaca, New York. Sherman Alexie, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer. His twenty-four books include What I've Stolen, What I've Earned, poetry, Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a novel. Alexie has been an urban Indian since 1994 and lives in Seattle with his family.

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