The Best American poetry, 2000

By: Bly, Robert

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A mid an "explosion in the interest of poetry nationwide" "(The New York Times), The Best American Poetry 2000" delivers one of the finest volumes yet in this renowned series. Guest editor Rita Dove, a distinguished figure in the poetry world and the second African-American poet ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, brings all of her dynamism and well-honed acumen to bear on this project. Dove used a simple yet exacting method to make her selections: "The final criterion," she writes in her introduction, "was Emily Dickinson's famed description -- if I felt that the top of my head had been taken off, the poem was in." The result is a marvelous collection of consistently high-quality poems diverse in form, tone, style, stance, and subject matter. With comments from the poets themselves illuminating their poems and a foreword by series editor David Lehman, "The Best American Poetry 2000" is this year's must-have book for all poetry lovers.

Title: The Best American poetry, 2000

Author Name: Bly, Robert

Categories: Poetry.,

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2000.:

ISBN Number: 0743200330

ISBN Number 13: 9780743200332

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: vg

Seller ID: BB0240629

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