Best American Poetry 2015
The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues with an exceptional volume edited by award-winning novelist and poet Sherman Alexie, now with a new essay by Alexie on reactions to the 2015 publication.Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry has become a mainstay for the direction and spirit of American poetry. Each volume in the series presents the years most extraordinary new poems and writers. Guest editor Sherman Alexies picks for The Best American Poetry 2015 highlight the depth and breadth of the American experience. Culled from electronic and print journals, the poems showcase some of our leading luminariesAmy Gerstler, Terrance Hayes, Ron Padgett, Jane Hirshfieldand introduce a number of outstanding younger poets taking their place in the limelight. A leading figure since his breakout poetry collection The Business of Fancydancing in 1992, Sherman Alexie won the National Book Award for his novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He describes himself as lucky enough to be a full-time writer and has written short stories, novels, screenplays, and essaysbut he is at his core a poet. As always, series editor David Lehmans foreword assessing the state of the art kicks off the book, followed by an introductory essay in which Alexie discusses his selections. The Best American Poetry 2015 is a guide to whos who and whats happening in American poetry today.
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