The Best American Poetry 2014

The Best American Poetry 2014

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Edited by the National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns: a€œA a€˜besta€™ anthology that really lives up to its titlea€ (Chicago Tribune). The first book of poetry that Terrance Hayes ever bought was the 1990 edition of The Best American Poetry, edited by Jorie Graham. Hayes was then an undergrad at a small South Carolina college. He has since published four highly honored books of poetry, is a professor of poetry at the University of Pittsburgh, has appeared multiple times in the series, and is one of todaya€™s most decorated poets. His brazen, restless poems capture the diversity of American culture with singular artistry, grappling with facile assumptions about identity and the complex repercussions of race history in this country. Always eagerly anticipated, the 2014 volume of The Best American Poetry begins with David Lehmana€™s a€œstate-of-the-arta€ foreword followed by an inspired introduction from Terrance Hayes on his picks for the best American poems of the past year. Following the poems is the apparatus for which the series has won acclaim: notes from the poets about the writing of their poems.a€”Eugene Gloria TerranceHayes beginshis introductionto the2014edition ofTheBestAmerican Poetry with a recollection of ... Terrance Hayes: David Foster Wallace arguesin his introtothe 2007 BestAmerican Essays that since the guest editora#39;sanbsp;...

Title:The Best American Poetry 2014
Author:David Lehman, Terrance Hayes
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2014-09-09


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