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Former Poet Laureate of the United States, Mark Strand is Professor of English at Columbia University. His many honors include a MacArthur Fellowship and the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is New Selected Poems.

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"Unlike novelists and bad-boy memoirists, emerging poets are unlikely to sprawl on Oprah's couch, date starlets, or rouse bidding wars. With an alert ear for new voices, this anthology offers a different kind of validation: that of being well heard. The result is a vibrant smorgasbord.... [Best New Poets] bears evidence of the insistent inquiries of self and the world that drive poetry." - Foreword "[One] comes to realize that the adjectives 'new' and 'emerging' are mere technicalities in this instance. Although none of the poets included here have published a full-length book of poetry, many are MFA students or graduates, and chapbook authors, and most have already seen some of their poems published in the most renowned and exclusive journals in North America.... The result is a remarkably diverse mix of poems." - BookPleasures "It's a nervy thing for an anthology to label itself Best New Poets, but once again this collection lives up to its name. It's a rich and readable selection, reflecting no party-line aesthetic, and attesting to the formidable promise of the emerging generation." - David Wojahn"
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Product Details

  • Series: Best New Poets
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Samovar Press/Meridian; 2008 ed. edition (November 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976629631
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976629634
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,500,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Tim Underwood on January 19, 2009
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BEST NEW POETS 2008 and THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2008 arrived here the same day. I read the latter every year, but surprisingly, the work in BEST NEW POETS 2008 seems superior. Spent a week in pleasure opening this book at random. Too many outstandingly good self-assured poems to name but I laughed out loud at Steve Kistulentz (whose poem's title cannot be reproduced here) and got good chills from Lisa McCullough's "The Boar Roast", a stunning narrative achievement and especially remarkable for a poet prior to her first collection. This book bodes well for American poetry. Thank you Mark Strand, editor, and Jeb Livingood series editor. (check out his bestnewpoets. org) Haven't liked a collection this much from the get-go since Donald Hall's CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY forty years ago. Earlier titles in the series -- 2005, 2006 and 2007 -- are still available and I for one am ordering all three.
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I edit a small poetry journal, so I read a lot of new work. I found this book to be a great sampling of the best that is currently being written/published. To be eligible, a poet could not have published a full-length book. Poems were selected by taking nominations from journals and writing programs, and from poets who entered their own work. These poems were then culled to find the stongest fifty poems. I was delighted to see that many submitted by the poets themselves were selected. My particular favorite (nominated by University of Houston)is "Adorable Siren, Do You Love the Damned?" by Anna Journey. Fantastic.
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This may be the best dollar I ever spent (tho' I suppose if you factor in the airfare it's not so hot). 'New' means unpublished in book form (chapbooks are OK), one poem per person, so as Livingood says they have to be pretty accessible, and two thirds of the way in I can report a 50% success rate - staggeringly high for a poetry book; that's 50% that go 'ding!' and hardly any that fail to connect *at all*. It would be invidious to mention favourites but the Sleepy's saga of Charlotte (Savidge), Jack, Scott and the mattress showroom is pretty affecting. As for the cool, appraising, come-hither-me-not chick on the cover, she may not be an 'emerging writer', but anything to keep poetry sexy!
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comparing this edition with australian editions of a similar type-- i was underwhelmed by most of the contributions----a sense of listlessness was my end reaction--the exceptions stand out but how would they fare in a better book??????

and not a word from mark strand----the usa badge of approval as far as poetry goes--not one word except for his first and last name on the cover--is this deliberate or incident?????

certainly it might be interpreted as the editor/poet had left the building-----
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