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Product Details

  • Series: Best American Poetry
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (September 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476708134
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476708133
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A 'best' anthology that really lives up to its title."
-- Chicago Tribune --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Denise Duhamel is professor of English at Florida International University. She is the author of many poetry collections, including Two and Two and Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems. Duhamel has also coedited, with Maureen Seaton and David Trinidad, Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry. The recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she has been anthologized widely, appearing in six volumes of The Best American Poetry.

David Lehman, who founded The Best American Poetry series in 1988, is the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry and the author of seven books of poetry, including When a Woman Loves a Man. He teaches in the graduate writing program at the New School and lives in New York City and in Ithaca, New York.

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Excellent selection this year.
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I bought it in Kindle format, making it very easy to search for other works by poets as I discover them in this volume.
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Highly recommend for modern poetry enthusiast or if you just want to explore modern poetry.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By IlmAtty on September 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
I loved all of the poetry in the book. However, I found the poem by Victoria Kelly, "When the Men Go Off to War", to be extremely well written, heartfelt, and touching and by far my favorite. She and the other poets in this book deserve many accolades!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Johnston on March 15, 2014
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I am by no means a voluntary connoisseur of poetry, however, over the past several years I have been taught to read and study poetry. I have come to realize that the main point of poetry is to evoke some sort of feeling through the use of imagery, whether that feeling be positive or negative. Through this collection of poetry, I found many poems that didn't evoke any feeling at all (for me), and I found myself wondering why I was reading this collection. I found that I easily became bored while reading this collection, and it was easy for me to forget the poems I had read soon after reading them. I, too, agree that the use of four-letter-words can have a striking power in a work, the prolific use of these words detracted from the meaning of the poems. They reminded me of Rated R movies that only carried the restricted rating for the use of f-words in an attempt to capture a younger audience (i.e. Argo).
I read these poems, but I feel no need to ever read these poems again.
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Didn't know I was missing rhymes until Richard Wilbur provided his four perfect, sweetly rhyming couplets, an ode to everything's having its own time, especially sap waiting in winter in:

"Sugar Maples," January":

"It's not time, as yet, for rising sap
And hammered spikes. There's nothing there to tap."
Stacey Waite delights, troubles and provokes with "The Kind of Man I am at the DMV" with these kinds of stanzas:
"because, yes that man is a girl. I, man, am a girl
I am the kind of man who is a girl and because
the kind of man I am is patient with children
I try not to hear the meanness in his voice,
his boy voice that sounds like a girl voice
because his boy voice is young and pitched high
like the tent in his pants will be years later
because he will grow to be the kind of man
who is a man, or so his mother thinks."

Thank you, Denise Duhamel, for curating this interesting collection from published poems in 2013 which may or may not be the "best" from that year.

Thanks most of all to all these and all other unpublished or published poets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JoAnn Anglin on May 28, 2014
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Even the most devoted reader of poetry can't read everything that makes it into print. This collection helps us go where we might otherwise not have known to go for the joy of poetry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Dahlberg on February 26, 2014
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I love the breath and depth of the choices, many different styles and genres are represented. It was a nice surprise to see a couple of my friends' poems included.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Johnson on November 7, 2013
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Another year of extraordinary poems arrive in the 2013 collection. Part of the fun of each year is not only seeing which poets wrote outstanding poems, but also which journals were included. The online poetry community is represented to a small but important extent. This collection is one of my favorites.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Evelyn W. on October 18, 2013
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I bought this book for a friend who is going to devote all of her time to writing poetry. She was extremely happy with it, especially the way it is organized. Highly recommend.
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Many enjoyable poems. One critique: The collection doesn't seem very representative of the U.S.--at least in terms of region/geography. Cut out the poems from CA and LA, and there's not much from west of the Mississippi.
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