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Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation
by Brett Fletcher Lauer (Editor)
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One hundred poems. One hundred voices. One hundred different points of view.
Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is right nowfull of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page. Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms. Dealing with the aftermath of war; unpacking the meaning of the rape joke”; sharing the tender moments at the start of a love affair: these poems tell the world as they see it.
Editors Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick have crafted a book that is a must-read for those wanting to know the future of poetry. With an introduction from award-winning poet, editor, and translator Carolyn Forché, Please Excuse This Poem has the power to change the way you look at the world. It is The Best American Nonrequired Readingin poetry form.
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An anthology of poems by young, award-winning, up-and-coming writers reflects a diverse range of voices, styles, and backgrounds.
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