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McClatchy's editing of this and Contemporary World Poetry is outstanding!
I sure hope more people are owning, reading, and cherishing this book than reviewing it because to let it fall by the wayside would be something literally tragic.
One day, while browsing through the library during a free period, I noticed this book out of the corner of my eye.
wondering if you should begin to write poetry- get works of famous contemporary poets. read and begin to understand what is out there today.Published 4 months ago by Miriam Palmer
the book arrived on time, if not early. all the pages are in ideal condition. There are no scratches or markings either. Read morePublished 19 months ago by anahita
Well, I already submitted a review. Wonder how many you want, but will say this will be the last one I write on this purchase. The book was for a poetry class I am taking. Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by Lily's Mama
Used this book as a complementary book for an Independent Study course in BYU for writing 212. Solid book, it's extensive yet not wordy. Very good poetry and backgrounds. Read morePublished on October 15, 2011 by Frank
The book has many famous poets. It presents the poet's life and a brief summary of their style and commonality then presents 4 or more poems. Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by DKL
But I don't understand why some poets aren't represented as extensively as others. Rita Dove has a great body of work but there are only three of her poems in here, they aren't... Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by Grain O Sand
I stumbled upon this book when I was in high school. One day, while browsing through the library during a free period, I noticed this book out of the corner of my eye. Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by Andrew B. Stromyer
A required textbook for a poetry class, The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry is a flawed but satisfying anthology that is a great pick up for new readers and students... Read morePublished on February 28, 2007 by N. Durham