The Best American Poetry 2017

The Best American Poetry 2017

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Baker & Taylor
Edited by a Pulitzer Prize winner and 19th U.S. Poet Laureate, a collection brings together the most notable poems of the year, serving as a guide to who’s who and what’s happening in American poetry. Original.

Simon and Schuster
Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner and nineteenth US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, The Best American Poetry 2017 brings together the most notable poems of the year in the series that offers “a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh, and memorable” (Robert Pinsky).

Librarian of Congress James Billington says Natasha Trethewey “consistently and dramatically expanded the power” of the role of US Poet Laureate, holding office hours with the public, traveling the country, and reaching millions through her innovative PBS NewsHour segment “Where Poetry Lives.” Marilyn Nelson says “the wide scope of Trethewey’s interests and her adept handling of form have created an opus of classics both elegant and necessary.” With her selections and introductory essay for The Best American Poetry 2017, Trethewey will be highlighting even more “elegant and necessary” poems and poets, adding to the national conversation of verse and its role in our culture.

The Best American Poetry is not just another anthology; it serves as a guide to who’s who and what’s happening in American poetry and is an eagerly awaited publishing event each year. With Trethewey’s insightful touch and genius for plumbing the depths of history and personal experience to shape striking verse, The Best American Poetry 2017 is another brilliant addition to the series.

Publisher: New York : Scribner Poetry, 2017
Edition: First Scribner edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501127755
1501127756
9781501127632
1501127632
Branch Call Number: 811.608 BEST
Characteristics: xxvi, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Trethewey, Natasha D. 1966-- Editor

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