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Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry series has showcased seventy-five poems annually, continuing to bring our most radiant and inventive writing to an ever increasing audience. This year's edition, selected and introduced by guest editors Adrienne Rich, reflects her commitment to social justice, human community, and the voices of poets outside the literary ma Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry series has showcased seventy-five poems annually, continuing to bring our most radiant and inventive writing to an ever increasing audience. This year's edition, selected and introduced by guest editors Adrienne Rich, reflects her commitment to social justice, human community, and the voices of poets outside the literary mainstream. More African-American, Native American, Asian-American, Latino, and gay and lesbian poets are represented here than ever before, and their pieces weave a lush and exquisite tapestry of thought and feeling. From Latif Asad Abdullah's "The Tombs" to Ray A. Young Bear's "Our Bird Aegis, " "The Best American Poetry 1996" explores and illuminates a rich array of themes and forms, all drawing from the deep wells of American life and culture.


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Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry series has showcased seventy-five poems annually, continuing to bring our most radiant and inventive writing to an ever increasing audience. This year's edition, selected and introduced by guest editors Adrienne Rich, reflects her commitment to social justice, human community, and the voices of poets outside the literary ma Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry series has showcased seventy-five poems annually, continuing to bring our most radiant and inventive writing to an ever increasing audience. This year's edition, selected and introduced by guest editors Adrienne Rich, reflects her commitment to social justice, human community, and the voices of poets outside the literary mainstream. More African-American, Native American, Asian-American, Latino, and gay and lesbian poets are represented here than ever before, and their pieces weave a lush and exquisite tapestry of thought and feeling. From Latif Asad Abdullah's "The Tombs" to Ray A. Young Bear's "Our Bird Aegis, " "The Best American Poetry 1996" explores and illuminates a rich array of themes and forms, all drawing from the deep wells of American life and culture.

30 review for The Best American Poetry 1996

  1. 5 out of 5

    Liz Mourant

    I thnk the main thing to note about this particular book in the long "Best American Poetry" series is its reaching into other and for difference in the poetry than the normal canonical choices. It is a brave and an intriguing set of selections. Some choices fail, but MANY are gloriously written, and succeed in being MORE than the other "Best American," had been attempting. Harold Bloom despised this one edition to an unreasonable degree. It is noteworthy that he, as a poetic figure, has so much I thnk the main thing to note about this particular book in the long "Best American Poetry" series is its reaching into other and for difference in the poetry than the normal canonical choices. It is a brave and an intriguing set of selections. Some choices fail, but MANY are gloriously written, and succeed in being MORE than the other "Best American," had been attempting. Harold Bloom despised this one edition to an unreasonable degree. It is noteworthy that he, as a poetic figure, has so much bile and vitriol to offer to a single year's selections obviously, because he is the standard bearer for the status quo. I gave this book five stars for the ATTEMPTS it makes to find a superior poetry across the board and multiculturally-- including political poetry written at times, in ghastly witness, yet not without redemption, for the poems in my opinion are what redeems the irredeemable. Other books from this series are interesting to some degree but they have failed to move me to the extent of this particularly strong litany...In other words, I have yet to find in this series (Ironically other than Bloom's own choices for a "Best of the Best Of,) a book of anthologized poetry and verse as strong as the 1996 version as of my reading and I have partaken of three years to this date plus Best Of Best Of. As a series, fits and starts but better by a longshot than other anthologies, particularly the canonized doctrinaire poet's corner of the modernist variety and ilk. It helps to read across genres of poetry and sub genres. I enjoy GOOD prose poetry for example. There are those who turn their noses up at this and they might not like this book either. I will continue to think that their lack of support and understanding for other than the main poets featured time after time shows a narrow-minded=ness I am glad at least, not to possess and not to be invoked in my mind.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Avery Guess

    i quite love martin espada's "rednecks," beth ann fennelly's "poem not to be read at your wedding," and jane kenyon's "reading aloud to my father." i quite love martin espada's "rednecks," beth ann fennelly's "poem not to be read at your wedding," and jane kenyon's "reading aloud to my father."

  3. 4 out of 5

    Richard Jespers

    Some strong poems but not consistent throughout.

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    Catherine

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