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The Best American Poetry 2001 (Best American Poetry)
The Best American Poetry 2001 - Best American Poetry Author:Robert Hass The annual publication of The Best American Poetry is an eagerly awaited event among poetry fans across the country. This year's volume in the critically acclaimed series presents American poetry in all its dazzling variety at a moment of extraordinary richness and originality. Guest editor Robert Hass, a former Poet Laureate and a centr... more »al figure in the poetry world, brings his passionate intelligence to The Best American Poetry 2001. In his engaging introduction, Hass writes that after sifting through dozens of literary magazines, he "found that there were large numbers of poems that gave me pleasure, seemed to have inventive force, or intellectual passion or surprise." The works he selected are diverse in every way and have only their excellence in common. Ranging from the traditional to the innovative, the book features important new poems from Anne Carson, Robert Creeley, Michael Palmer, Robert Pinsky, and Adrienne Rich; rare posthumous works by Elizabeth Bishop and James Schuyler; and poems by marvelous newcomers like Amy England, Olena Kalytiak Davis, and Rachel Zucker. With comments from the poets illuminating their work, and series editor David Lehman's always entertaining foreword assessing the current state of the art, The Best American Poetry 2001 is a book every reader of poetry will want to have.« less
Bob Hass, the editor and not the author of this anthology, remains one of the better poets both in taste and in product presently writing on the West Coast of the United States. His experience of inter-personal pain has intensified his sensitivity to others' poems and makes his choice for this anthology, a major gift for the reader.
Do not eat all the poems in this volume at one sitting or you will end up like me--over-weight and lethargic.
But do get a copy of this volume for the assortment of different tastes held within its crunchy cover.
Cookie monster love cookies made out of full poems. [Belch]