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The Best American Poetry 1995 once again highlights the dazzling spectrum of style and subject matter to be found in the art today. Guest editor Richard Howard's accent is on discovery and surprise, and he has gleaned the most inventive and searching writing from a wide variety of literary journals. The themes and imagery here are indisputably "American," as our best poets continue to mine personal as well as communal experience for their work. Now in its eighth year, this series has established itself as a rich and vibrant source of new poetry -- celebrated in bookstores and on college campuses. Welcome, once again, the memorable voices and unique pleasures of Best American Poetry.


Margaret Atwood

Sally Ball

Catherine Bowman

Stephanie Brown

Lewis Buzbee

Cathleen Calbert

Rafael Campo

William Carpenter

Nicholas Christopher

Jane Cooper

James Cummins

Olena Kalytiak Davis

Lynn Emanuel

Elaine Equi

Irving Feldman

Donald Finkel

Aaron Fogel

Richard Frost

Allen Ginsberg

Peter Gizzi

Jody Gladding

Elton Glaser

Albert Goldbarth

Beckian Fritz Goldberg

Laurence Goldstein

Barbara Guest

Marilyn Hacker

Judith Hall

Anthony Hecht

Edward Hirsch

Janet Holmes

Andrew Hudgins

T.R. Hummer

Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Karl Kirchwey

Carolyn Kizer

Wayne Koestenbaum

John Koethe

Yusef Komunyakaa

Maxine Kumin

Lisa Lewis

Rachel Loden

Robert Hill Long

James Longenbach

Gail Mazur

J. D. McClatchy

Heather McHugh

Susan Musgrave

Charles North

Geoffrey O'Brien

Jacqueline Osherow

Molly Peacock

Carl Phillips

Marie Ponsot

Bin Ramke

Katrina Roberts

Michael J. Rosen

Kay Ryan

Mary Jo Salter

Tony Sanders

Stephen Sandy

Grace Schulman

Robyn Selman

Alan Shapiro

Reginald Shepherd

Anglea Sorby

Laurel Trivelpiece

Paul Violi

Arthur Vogelsang

David Wagoner

Charles H. Webb

Ed Webster

David Wojahn

Jay Wright

Stephen Yenser

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  • Publisher: Scribner (September 15, 1995)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439106167

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