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Title The best American poetry, 1999 / Robert Bly, editor ; David Lehman, series editor
Published New York : Scribner, 1999
New York : Scribner, [1999]
©1999

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Description 223 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Foreword / by David Lehman -- Introduction / by Robert Bly -- The selfishness of the poetry reader / Dick Allen -- Story / John Balaban -- Bill Matthews coming along (1942-1997) / Coleman Barks -- Catch / George Bilgere -- Foreign-domestic / Elizabeth Bishop -- Tired sex / Chana Bloch -- Narrow road, President's Day / Philip Booth -- Sea of faith / John Brehm -- Because I am / Hayden Carruth -- the mississippi river empties into the gulf / Lucille Clifton -- Dharma / Billy Collins -- Mitch / Robert Creeley -- Betrayal / Lydia Davis -- Taproot / Debra Kang Dean -- Pasternak / Chard deNiord -- Madam's heart / Russell Edson -- A Buddha in the woodpile / Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- My father's fields / Dan Gerber -- Vita Nova / Louise Glück -- Breastbone / Ray Gonzalez -- The last election / John Haines -- Smile / Donald Hall -- September / Jennifer Michael Hecht -- What would Freud say? / Bob Hicok -- The envoy / Jane Hirshfield -- Lawrence / Tony Hoagland -- Beach whispers / John Hollander -- Man script / Amy Holman -- The story of progress / David Ignatow -- The Circle Theatre / Gray Jacobik -- Last will and testament / Josephine Jacobsen -- Two prose poems / Louis Jenkins -- The patient / Mary Karr -- A curse on the thief / X.J. Kennedy -- Why regret? / Galway Kinnell -- The erotic philosophers / Carolyn Kizer -- 1989 / Ron Koertge -- Scapegoat / Yusef Komunyakaa -- The triumph of Narcissus and Aphrodite / William Kulik -- Nunc dimittis / James Laughlin -- The shipfitter's wife / Dorianne Laux -- The sleepless grape / Li-Young Lee -- First love / Denise Levertov -- The return / Philip Levine -- A charade / David Mamet -- The swim / Gigi Marks -- Misgivings / William Matthews -- The characters of dirty jokes / Wesley McNair -- A ball / Czeslaw Milosz -- From Sonny's hands / Joan Murray -- What it meant / Sharon Olds -- Flare / Mary Oliver -- And now / Franco Pagnucci -- Say you love me / Molly Peacock -- Hemingway's garden / David Ray -- Seven skins / Adrienne Rich -- Writing from memory / Alberto Ríos -- That will to divest / Kay Ryan -- Last recording session/for papa joe / Sonia Sanchez -- The public and the private spheres / Revan Schendler -- Longing and wonder / Myra Shapiro -- Barber College haircut / Charles Simic -- A shearling coat / Louis Simpson -- Housewarming / Thomas R. Smith -- A star is born in the eagle nebula / Marcia Southwick -- Ways to live / William Stafford -- The drunkard's daughter / Peggy Steele -- A moment / Ruth Stone -- Deer crossing the sea Larissa Szporluk -- The minefield / Diane Thiel -- Thoreau and the crickets / David Wagoner -- This pleasing anxious being / Richard Wilbur -- Archetypes / C.K. Williams -- American twilight / Charles Wright -- The thread of sunshine / Timothy Young -- Contributors' notes and comments -- Magazines where the poems were first published -- Acknowledgments
Summary This year's anthology gets a fresh treatment from guest editor Bly, an award-winning poet and translator famous for his leadership role in the men's movement. Bly has chosen 75 poems from literary magazines and journals
Notes Piece includes bio-bibliographies of poets, a listing of magazines where poems were originally published, and a cumulative series index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Author Bly, Robert, editor
Lehman, David, 1948- editor
ISBN 0684842807
0684860031
9780684842806
9780684860039