Best American Poetry 1999

ISBN-10: 0684860031

ISBN-13: 9780684860039

Edition: 1999

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In this collection, Bly has chosen the best 75 poems of the year from a host of contenders - including John Ashbery, Anne Carson, Henri Cole, Louise Gluck, Philip Levine, and Richard Wilbur - from a wide range of literary magazines and journals.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 9/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
"The Selfishness of the Poetry Reader"
"Story"
"Bill Matthews Coming Along (1942-1997)"
"Catch"
"Foreign-Domestic"
"Tired Sex"
"Narrow Road, Presidents' Day"
"Sea of Faith"
"Because I Am"
"the mississippi river empties into the gulf"
"Dharma"
"Mitch"
"Betrayal"
"Taproot"
"Pasternak"
"Madam's Heart"
"A Buddha in the Woodpile"
"My Father's Fields"
"Vita Nova"
"Breastbone"
"The Last Election"
"Smile"
"September"
"What Would Freud Say?"
"The Envoy"
"Lawrence"
"Beach Whispers"
"Man Script"
"The Story of Progress"
"The Circle Theatre"
"Last Will and Testament"
"Two Prose Poems"
"The Patient"
"A Curse on a Thief"
"Why Regret?"
"The Erotic Philosophers"
"1989"
"Scapegoat"
"The Triumph of Narcissus and Aphrodite"
"Nunc Dimittis"
"The Shipfitter's Wife"
"The Sleepless Grape"
"First Love"
"The Return"
"A Charade"
"The Swim"
"Misgivings"
"The Characters of Dirty Jokes"
"A Ball"
From "Sonny's Hands"
"What It Meant"
"Flare"
"And Now"
"Say You Love Me"
"Hemingway's Garden"
"Seven Skins"
"Writing from Memory"
"That Will to Divest"
"Last recording session/for papa joe"
"The Public and the Private Spheres"
"Longing and Wonder"
"Barber College Haircut"
"A Shearling Coat"
"Housewarming"
"A Star Is Born in the Eagle Nebula"
"Ways to Live"
"The Drunkard's Daughter"
"A Moment"
"Deer Crossing the Sea"
"The Minefield"
"Thoreau and the Crickets"
"This Pleasing Anxious Being"
"Archetypes"
"American Twilight"
"The Thread of Sunlight"
Contributors' Notes and Comments
Magazines Where the Poems Were First Published
Acknowledgments
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