American Poetry Now

American Poetry Now: Pitt Poetry Series Anthology

edited by ED OCHESTER
Copyright Date: 2007
Pages: 408
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    American Poetry Now
    Book Description:

    American Poetry Nowis a comprehensive collection of the best work from the renowned Pitt Poetry Series. Since its inception in 1967, the series has been a vehicle for America's finest contemporary poets. The series list includes Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Denise Duhamel, Lynn Emanuel, Bob Hicok, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser, Larry Levis, Sharon Olds, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, Virgil Suárez, Afaa Michael Weaver, David Wojahn, Dean Young, and many others.

    Throughout its forty-year history, the Pitt Poetry Series has provided a voice for the diversity that is American poetry, representing poets from many backgrounds without allegiance to any one school or style. American Poetry Now is a true representation of contemporary American poetry.

    Ed Ochester, series editor for nearly thirty years, has assembled a quintessential selection-along with biographies and photos, an enlightening introduction, and a suggested list for further reading, all in a highly accessible format.American Poetry Nowis a sweeping anthology that will delight poetry fans, students, teachers, and general readers alike.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-7818-3
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-xviii)
  3. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. xix-xxx)
    Ed Ochester

    This book commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the Pitt Poetry Series and the thirtieth year of my editorship of it. Over the years the series has become “a republic of many voices,” which reflects not only many of the forms and styles of American poetry, but the various backgrounds of American poets—in terms of gender, race and ethnicity, class—to a greater degree than any other publisher. It’s truly a cross-section of the best of contemporary American poetry.

    It was clear to me early in the editing process for this book that if it were going to contain enough...

  4. MAGGIE ANDERSON
    (pp. 1-7)
  5. DOROTHY BARRESI
    (pp. 8-15)
  6. QUAN BARRY
    (pp. 16-22)
  7. JAN BEATTY
    (pp. 23-30)
  8. ROBIN BECKER
    (pp. 31-37)
  9. RICHARD BLANCO
    (pp. 38-44)
  10. CHRISTOPHER BURSK
    (pp. 45-50)
  11. ANTHONY BUTTS
    (pp. 51-57)
  12. LORNA DEE CERVANTES
    (pp. 58-65)
  13. WANDA COLEMAN
    (pp. 66-71)
  14. BILLY COLLINS
    (pp. 72-80)
  15. MARK COX
    (pp. 81-87)
  16. JIM DANIELS
    (pp. 88-94)
  17. CHARD DENIORD
    (pp. 95-100)
  18. TOI DERRICOTTE
    (pp. 101-107)
  19. DENISE DUHAMEL
    (pp. 108-116)
  20. RUSSELL EDSON
    (pp. 117-122)
  21. LYNN EMANUEL
    (pp. 123-129)
  22. PETER EVERWINE
    (pp. 130-136)
  23. EDWARD FIELD
    (pp. 137-144)
  24. DAISY FRIED
    (pp. 145-151)
  25. BARBARA HAMBY
    (pp. 152-158)
  26. C. G. HANZLICEK
    (pp. 159-166)
  27. BOB HICOK
    (pp. 167-175)
  28. GRAY JACOBIK
    (pp. 176-181)
  29. JULIA KASDORF
    (pp. 182-189)
  30. JESSE LEE KERCHEVAL
    (pp. 190-196)
  31. ETHERIDGE KNIGHT
    (pp. 197-205)
  32. SANDRA KOHLER
    (pp. 206-210)
  33. TED KOOSER
    (pp. 211-218)
  34. LARRY LEVIS
    (pp. 219-226)
  35. SHARA MCCALLUM
    (pp. 227-232)
  36. PETER MEINKE
    (pp. 233-240)
  37. MALENA MÖRLING
    (pp. 241-249)
  38. KATHLEEN NORRIS
    (pp. 250-256)
  39. SHARON OLDS
    (pp. 257-264)
  40. ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER
    (pp. 265-272)
  41. MINNIE BRUCE PRATT
    (pp. 273-279)
  42. PAISLEY REKDAL
    (pp. 280-286)
  43. RICHARD SHELTON
    (pp. 287-294)
  44. REGINALD SHEPHERD
    (pp. 295-301)
  45. CATHY SONG
    (pp. 302-309)
  46. VIRGIL SUÁREZ
    (pp. 310-318)
  47. RONALD WALLACE
    (pp. 319-327)
  48. AFAA MICHAEL WEAVER
    (pp. 328-332)
  49. DAVID WOJAHN
    (pp. 333-341)
  50. DEAN YOUNG
    (pp. 342-350)
  51. FROM THE COLLECTED POEMS OF MURIEL RUKEYSER
    (pp. 351-362)
  52. SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
    (pp. 363-376)