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Best American Poetry 1997

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ISBN-10: 0684814528

ISBN-13: 9780684814520

Edition: 1997

Authors: James Tate, David Lehman, James Tate

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The selections for this volume were made by the celebrated poet James Tate, who has found dazzling examples of verse by established figures and exciting newcomers, such as Jorie Graham, Donald Hall, Billy Collins and other fresh new voices.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 9/4/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Born in Kansas City, Tate erupted upon the poetry scene when, in 1967, at the age of 23, he received the Yale Series of Young Poets award for The Lost Pilot (1967). Within two years of his stunning debut, Tate had another dozen collections in print or accepted for publication. Remarkable for his originality and control, Tate has declared himself to be "in the tradition of the Impurists: Whitman, Williams, Neruda . . . I am trying to combine words in such a way as to lend a new life, a new hope, to that which is lifeless and hopeless." He has taken as his themes the agony of communication and the difficulties of having been treated as a poetic prodigy.

Foreword by David Lehman
""Back in the World""
""The Exaggeration of Despair""
""Return to Harmony 3""
from ""Strip""
""That Cold Summer""
""Rounding the Horn""
""The Problem of Anxiety""
""No Sorry""
""Love Song""
""Feminine Intuition""
""The Map Room""
""Lines Lost Among Tr