Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets (Paperback)

An Anthology of New York Poets

By Dennis Loy Johnson (Editor), Valerie Merians (Editor), Alicia Ostriker (Introduction by)

Melville House Publishing, 9781612190006, 112pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2011



'Poetry After 9/11' is a sweeping collection of poems written the year after the tragic events of 9/11 by New York poets crossing all styles and genres to provide a unique snapshot of life in the aftermath of the disaster.

About the Author

Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians are the founders of Melville House Publishing. They began the publishing house with this book.

Alicia Ostriker, twice nominated for a National Book Award, is a renowned poet and author of twelve volumes of poetry, most recently "The Book of Seventy."

Praise For Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets

“There was something more to be said that only poetry could say. It is eloquently said here."
Publishers Weekly

"After last year's tragic attack on the World Trade Center, Americans turned to poetry both to find expressions for their grief and to assuage it. Not surprisingly, poets themselves turned to the blank page (or computer screen) to sum up the nation's sense of loss. Some of the best efforts are captured in this fine anthology....An excellent addition to most collections."
Library Journal

"An impressive roster of poets...."

"Noteworthy for the high quality of its poems...."
Chicago Tribune

"...an acknowledgement of [poetry's] ability to express the unfathomable."
Seattle Times

"....an intriguing alternative to the many where-were-you accounts of the day that are flooding stores."
Rocky Mountain News

"[The] poems in the book distill emotions, add to our record of images both real and imagined."
Orlando Sentinel