The Best American Poetry 2015 by David LehmanThe Best American Poetry 2015 by David Lehman

The Best American Poetry 2015

byDavid Lehman, Sherman Alexie

Paperback | September 8, 2015

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The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues with an exceptional volume edited by award-winning novelist and poet Sherman Alexie, now with a new essay by Alexie on reactions to the 2015 publication.

Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry has become a mainstay for the direction and spirit of American poetry. Each volume in the series presents the year’s most extraordinary new poems and writers. Guest editor Sherman Alexie’s picks for The Best American Poetry 2015 highlight the depth and breadth of the American experience. Culled from electronic and print journals, the poems showcase some of our leading luminaries—Amy Gerstler, Terrance Hayes, Ron Padgett, Jane Hirshfield—and introduce a number of outstanding younger poets taking their place in the limelight.

A leading figure since his breakout poetry collection The Business of Fancydancing in 1992, Sherman Alexie won the National Book Award for his novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He describes himself as “lucky enough to be a full-time writer” and has written short stories, novels, screenplays, and essays—but he is at his core a poet. As always, series editor David Lehman’s foreword assessing the state of the art kicks off the book, followed by an introductory essay in which Alexie discusses his selections. The Best American Poetry 2015 is a guide to who’s who and what’s happening in American poetry today.
David Lehman, the series editor of The Best American Poetry, is also the editor of the Oxford Book of American Poetry. 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.Sherman Alexie, winner of the PEN...
Title:The Best American Poetry 2015Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:8.38 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 8, 2015Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1476708207

ISBN - 13:9781476708201


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The Best American Poetry 2015 SARAH ARVIO Bodhisattva The new news is I love you my nudist the new news is I love you my buddhist my naked body and budding pleasure in the weather of your presence Not whether your presence but how Oh love a new nodule of neurosis a posy of new roses proposing a new era for us nobis pacem Oh my bodhisattva of new roses you’ve saved me from my no-love neurosis You’ve saved my old body from the fatwa Let’s lie down in a bed of roses a pocketful that rings round the rosy If this is the end of the world my love let’s fall down in bed and die Let’s give a new nod to nothing Let’s give a rosebud to nothing at all How I love the new roses of nothing Oh my bodhisattva of nothing boding I hope no news but this For our bodies and souls I hope nothing but the weather of us in our peace from Poem-a-Day