The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology by Michael CollierThe New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology by Michael Collier

The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology

EditorMichael Collier

Paperback | March 1, 2000

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The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference has a tradition of encouraging and supporting the most promising new and young writers in America. In The New American Poets, Michael Collier puts into published form the results of this honorable, important, and successful tradition with selections from over fifty poets representing a wide range of schools, styles, and voices. Poets included are those under forty or those who have published a first book in the last five years. The inspired result is the first, most comprehensive collection of its kind.
MICHAEL COLLIER is Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and Professor of English at University of Maryland. He is author of four books of poetry, including The Ledge (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) and The Folded Heart (1989). He is editor of The Wesleyan Tradition: Four Decades of American Poetry and coeditor, with Stanley Plumly...
Title:The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 8.96 × 5.97 × 0.83 inPublished:March 1, 2000Publisher:Bread Loaf Writers' ConferenceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0874519640

ISBN - 13:9780874519648

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Table of Contents

Elizabeth Alexander, Craig Arnold, Mary Jo Bang, Erin Belieu, Molly Bendall, Donald Berger, David Biespiel, Richard Blanco, Nick Carbó, Anne Caston, A. V. Christie, Lesley Dauer, Olena Kalytiak Davis, Debra Kang Dean, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Roger Fanning, Julie Fay, Nick Flynn, Chris Forhan, David Gewanter, Maurice Kilwein Guevara, James Harms, Allison Joseph, Laura Kasischke, James Kimbrell, Mary Leader, M. Loncar, James Longenbach, Shara McCallum, Campbell McGrath, Valerie Martínez, Khaled Mattawa, Jane Mead, Joe Osterhaus, Alan Michael Parker, Carl Phillips, D. A. Powell, Claudia Rankine, Barbara Ras, Martha Rhodes, Katrina Roberts, Matthew Rohrer, Marisa de los Santos, Edgar Silex, Jason Sommer, Juliana Spahr, Adrienne Su, Daniel Tobin, Ann Townsend, Pimone Triplett, Reetika Vazirani, Karen Volkman, Anthony Walton, Joe Wenderoth, Greg Williamson, Mark Wunderlich

From Our Editors

Michael Collier, the director of the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference — which has a tradition of encouraging and supporting new writers — edits this anthology of poetry by young artists. In The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology, you will find a plethora of schools, styles and voices from writers under 40 who may or may not have published one book. This fat paperback collection includes hundreds of contributions from unknown literary quantities, making this anthology a fresh look at the diverse voices writing today.

Editorial Reviews

“In general the writing is suffused with strangeness, originality, and, at times, pure genius. Collier . . . has done an admirable job of opening the book to a broad range of styles and sensibilities. The result is an anthology that, rather than privileging something called a ‘realist’ or ‘experimental’ tradition, shows clearly how these young writers, whose short biographies tell tales of diverse inflences and demographics, have embarked on the ambitious project of remapping the boundaries of American poetry itself . . . readers should flock to their vibrant, exciting voices.”—Kirkus Reviews