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The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000)

by Rita DOVE (Editor)

Other authors: Kim Addonizio (Contributor), Pamela Alexander (Contributor), AR Ammons (Contributor), Julianna Baggott (Contributor), Erin Belieu (Contributor)71 more, Richard Blanco (Contributor), Janet Bowdan (Contributor), Grace Butcher (Contributor), Lucille Clifton (Contributor), Billy Collins (Contributor), Jim Daniels (Contributor), Olena Kalytiak Davis (Contributor), Linh Dinh (Contributor), Gregory Djanikian (Contributor), Denise Duhamel (Contributor), Christopher Edgar (Contributor), Karl Elder (Contributor), Lynn Emanuel (Contributor), BH Fairchild (Contributor), Charles Fort (Contributor), Frank X. Gaspar (Contributor), Elton Glaser (Contributor), Ray Gonzalez (Contributor), Jennifer Grotz (Contributor), Thom Gunn (Contributor), Mark Halliday (Contributor), Barbara Hamby (Contributor), Forrest Hamer (Contributor), Brenda Hillman (Contributor), Marsha Janson (Contributor), Mark Jarman (Contributor), Patricia Spears Jones (Contributor), Rodney Jones (Contributor), Donald Justice (Contributor), David Kirby (Contributor), Carolyn Kizer (Contributor), Lynne Knight (Contributor), Yusef Komunyakaa (Contributor), David Lehman (Editor), Thomas Lux (Contributor), Lynne McMahon (Contributor), WS Merwin (Contributor), Susan Mitchell (Contributor), Jean Nordhaus (Contributor), Mary Oliver (Contributor), Michael Palmer (Contributor), Paul Perry (Contributor), Carl Phillips (Contributor), Robert Pinsky (Contributor), Donald Platt (Contributor), Stanley Plumly (Contributor), Lawrence Raab (Contributor), Thomas Rabbitt (Contributor), Mary Jo Salter (Contributor), Rebecca Seiferle (Contributor), Brenda Shaughnessy (Contributor), Laurie Sheck (Contributor), Reginald Shepherd (Contributor), Richard Siken (Contributor), Cathy Song (Contributor), Gary Soto (Contributor), Gabriel Spera (Contributor), AE Stallings (Contributor), Susan Stewart (Contributor), Adrienne Su (Contributor), Pamela Sutton (Contributor), Dorothea Tanning (Contributor), Natasha Trethewey (Contributor), Quincy Troupe (Contributor), Reetika Vazirani (Contributor), Paul Violi (Contributor), Derek Walcott (Contributor), Richard Wilbur (Contributor), Susan Wood (Contributor), John Yau (Contributor), Dean Young (Contributor)

Series: The Best American Poetry (2000), The Best American Poetry (13)

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Since its debut in 1988, sales for THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY have nearly quadrupled. Now, in the midst of a present 'explosion in the interest of poetry nationwide' (The New York Times), this renowned seried promises to deliver one of its finest volumes yet with Rita Dove as the year's guest editor. One of the most prominent figures in the poetry world, former Poet Laureate Dove brings all of her dynamism and well-honed acumen to bear on the project. Dove has chosen the best poems of the year from a wide range of literary magazines and journals. Along with the work of today's most celebrated poets, including W.S Merwin, Lucille Clifton, Susan Mitchell, and John Ashbery, Dove has also selected several fresh and diverse poems from a host of groundbreaking newcomers. Featuring comments from the poets elucidating their work and a Foreword by Series Editor David Lehman, THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2000 is an especially strong addition to the series PEOPLE magazine called, 'a year's worth of the very best.'… (more)
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DOVE, RitaEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Addonizio, KimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexander, PamelaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ammons, ARContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baggott, JuliannaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Belieu, ErinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blanco, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowdan, JanetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butcher, GraceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Collins, BillyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Daniels, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, Olena KalytiakContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dinh, LinhContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Djanikian, GregoryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duhamel, DeniseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edgar, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elder, KarlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emanuel, LynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fairchild, BHContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fort, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaspar, Frank X.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glaser, EltonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gonzalez, RayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grotz, JenniferContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gunn, ThomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Halliday, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamby, BarbaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamer, ForrestContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hillman, BrendaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Janson, MarshaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jarman, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Patricia SpearsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, RodneyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Justice, DonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Kizer, CarolynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knight, LynneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Komunyakaa, YusefContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lehman, DavidEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lux, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McMahon, LynneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Merwin, WSContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nordhaus, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oliver, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Perry, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phillips, CarlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pinsky, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Platt, DonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Plumly, StanleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raab, LawrenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rabbitt, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salter, Mary JoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Seiferle, RebeccaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shaughnessy, BrendaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sheck, LaurieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shepherd, ReginaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Siken, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Song, CathyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Soto, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spera, GabrielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stallings, AEContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Su, AdrienneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sutton, PamelaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tanning, DorotheaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trethewey, NatashaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Troupe, QuincyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vazirani, ReetikaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Violi, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walcott, DerekContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilbur, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wood, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yau, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Since its debut in 1988, sales for THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY have nearly quadrupled. Now, in the midst of a present 'explosion in the interest of poetry nationwide' (The New York Times), this renowned seried promises to deliver one of its finest volumes yet with Rita Dove as the year's guest editor. One of the most prominent figures in the poetry world, former Poet Laureate Dove brings all of her dynamism and well-honed acumen to bear on the project. Dove has chosen the best poems of the year from a wide range of literary magazines and journals. Along with the work of today's most celebrated poets, including W.S Merwin, Lucille Clifton, Susan Mitchell, and John Ashbery, Dove has also selected several fresh and diverse poems from a host of groundbreaking newcomers. Featuring comments from the poets elucidating their work and a Foreword by Series Editor David Lehman, THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2000 is an especially strong addition to the series PEOPLE magazine called, 'a year's worth of the very best.'

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