cdc-coteauxdegaronne
» » The Best American Poetry 2011: Series Editor David Lehman
eBook The Best American Poetry 2011: Series Editor David Lehman ePub

eBook The Best American Poetry 2011: Series Editor David Lehman ePub

by David Lehman,Kevin Young

  • ISBN: 1439181497
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: David Lehman,Kevin Young
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scribner; Original edition (September 20, 2011)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1598 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1901 kb
  • Other: azw txt lrf docx
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 849

Description

Kevin Young, who made the selections for The Best American Poetry 2011, has established himself as a singularly talented poet and man of letters.

His books of poetry include Poems in the Manner Of, New and Selected Poems, Yeshiva Boys, When a Woman Loves a Man, and The Daily Mirror. His most recent nonfiction book is Sinatra’s Century. Kevin Young, who made the selections for The Best American Poetry 2011, has established himself as a singularly talented poet and man of letters. Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, his most recent collection, is characteristically larger than the sum of its parts; it is unified in tone, style, subject matter, and ambition.

I've stopped reading Lehman's junk. I just find him a Look-At-Me windbag. Young's Intro sets the table, but a little misleadingly, mentioning the economic crisis - Finished. I liked this year's effort slightly better than the last few, but not enough to bump it up a star. Part of the reason for this is that Young invests a lot of pages on long poems I didn't particularly like

David Lehman, Kevin Young.

David Lehman, Kevin Young. Simon and Schuster, 20 сент. His books of poetry include Poems in the Manner Of, New and Selected Poems, Yeshiva Boys, When a Woman Loves a Man, and The Daily Mirror. He lives in New York City and Ithaca, New York. Библиографические данные.

He was a writer and freelance journalist for fifteen years, writing for such publications as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He taught and was the Poetry Coordinator at The New School in New York City until May 2018.

FOREWORD by David Lehman.

Best American Poetry.

Books related to The Best American Poetry 2011. Poems After Midnight.

You are in the United States store. Books related to The Best American Poetry 2011.

Kevin Young, The Best American Poetry 2011. David Lehman was born in New York City in 1948. Thank you for purchasing this Scribner Poetry eBook. Lehman initiated The Best American Poetry series in 1988. In 2011, The Best American Poetry partnered with Motionpoems, a Minneapolis-based poetry and video initiative founded by Todd Boss, himself a poet whose work has appeared in this series, and the animator Angella Kassube.

The Best American Poetry series consists of annual poetry anthologies . The book titles in the series always follow the format of the first, changing only.

The Best American Poetry series consists of annual poetry anthologies, each containing seventy-five poems. The book titles in the series always follow the format of the first, changing only the year: for instance, The Best American Poetry 1988.

Mark Doty brings the vitality and imagination that illuminate his own work to his selections for the twenty-fifth volume in the Best American Poetry series. He has chosen poems of high moral earnestness and poems in a comic register; poems that tell stories and poems that test the boundaries of innovative composition. The Best American Poetry series is "a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh and memorable" (Robert Pinsky); a guiding light for the mood and shape of modern American poetry.

The latest installment of the yearly anthology of contemporary American poetry that has achieved brand-name status in the literary world.

Comments

Simple Simple
I look forward each year to the 'The Best American Poetry' series - and the 2011 version is a good one.

It may well be the product of (mostly) creative writing courses, as some have claimed - but so what if the result is good? I found here plenty to enjoy and to be challenged by. And isn't that the point of an anthology? To be enjoyable? To make some new discoveries and to read old friends too? This volume provides both.

I really liked the controlled melancholy of Rosanna Warren's The Latch, the intensely imagined world evoked in David Wagoner's Thoreau and the Lightning, the longing of Gretchen Steele Pratt's To my father on the anniversary of his death, the sense of musical passion in Horn by Robert Pinsky, the marvelous wit demonstrated in Family Math by Alan Michael Parker (and sadness too), the solid reality in Jude Nutter's Word and (again) the music in Jennifer Knox's Kiri Te Kanawa Singing 'O Mio Babbino Caro'. And I especially loved Cornelius Eady's Emmett Till's Glass-Top Casket - chilling and spare.

This is enough for me - a lively and varied selection that is a glimpse of the richness of contemporary American Poetry.

It is proudly what it is - and I regard this volume (in particular) as a conscientious attempt to be varied and to reflect the depth of cultural contributions made by some of America's most interesting practitioners. And I enjoyed it. Enough already!

Simeon Kronenberg
Mash Mash
I did not order it my wife did
Maveri Maveri
great
Nto Nto
While the anthology does contain some interesting and riveting poems, the majority of poetry is mediocre, which is most often the case with Postmodern poetry. Unlike poetic Modernism, which dealt with great and universal ideas, the poetry of Postmodernism is often a descent into self-serving, ego narcissism. It is appalling the type of poetry published today that is called "best." Reading a poem for the 100th time about the death of someone's spouse or a family member, while of course important to the poet, does not connect on a universal level. This is sadly the case with Postmodern poetry: the self-importance of the individual instead of the importance of humanity. The closest analogy to the type of poetry produced today is one of the Jerry Springer Show done more poorly than the show. Only a handful of poems in this collection have any lasting merit. 50 or 100 hundred years from now history will look back at this period and marvel at the lack of true thought, penetrating insight, and aesthetic value of what has come to be called Postmodern.
Keth Keth
I love the diversity and quality of poetry found in this volume. Very well organized too so it is a good way to keep up with most contemporary writing.
Kefrannan Kefrannan
Good read!
Ndyardin Ndyardin
This is very esteemed series. We look forward every new annual issue.
OK