David Wagoner writes about regular lives with plain grace and transcendent humanity, and the seventy-five poems he has chosen for the 2009 edition of The Best American Poetry grapple with life, celebrate freedom, and teem with imaginative energy. With engaging notes from the poets, Wagoner's superb introductory essay, series editor David Lehman's astute foreword about the current state of poetry and criticism, and cover art from the beloved poet John Ashbery, The Best American Poetry 2009 is a memorable and delightful addition to a series dedicated to showcasing the work of poets at their best.This was really a protest against the Vietnam War: much rhetoric, a few poems, but the war went on. ... taken over my existence, I have had to invite Mrs. Masters to bid farewell to the fifth-grade class and welcome its members to the sixth grade , anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Best American Poetry 2009|
|Author||:||David Wagoner, David Lehman|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2009-09-22|