The Best American Poetry

The Best American Poetry

By Denise Duhamel (Editor); Kim Addonizio (Contribution by); Sherman Alexie (Contribution by)

Scribner Book Company, Hardcover, 9781476708027, 212pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

Description
Edited this year by beloved and inventive poet Denise Duhamel, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns.
OVER THE LAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, the" Best American Poetry" series has become an annual rite of autumn, eagerly awaited and hotly debated: an essential purchase ("The Washington Post"). This year, guest editor Denise Duhamel brings her wit and enthusiasm and her commitment to poetry in all its wide variety to bear on her choices for the 2013 edition of "The Best American Poetry." Like her own vivacious, moving, and sometimes hilarious poems, bursting with energy and displaying an extraordinary dexterity, the acts of imagination included here testify to the vitality of the art in the United States today.
Readers of "The Best American Poetry 2013" will encounter such known stars as Kim Addonizio, Tony Hoagland, James Tate, and Mary Ruefle side by side with the rising voices of Nin Andrews, Bruce Bond, Anna Maria Hong, Timothy Donnelly, and Jericho Brown. This edition opens with David Lehman's incisive state of the art essay and Denise Duhamel's engagingly candid discussion of the seventy-five poems that made her final cut.


About the Author
Bios for contributors are included inside the publication.

Kim Addonizio is a fiction writer, poet, and teacher. Her poetry collections include Tell Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, What Is This Thing Called Love, and Lucifer at the Starlite. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and two Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Oakland, California.

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.


Praise For The Best American Poetry

"A 'best' anthology that really lives up to its title."
-- Chicago Tribune