The Best American Poetry 1992 (Edited by Charles Simic)
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The Best American Poetry 1992 (Edited by Charles Simic)

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Series editor: David Lehman, edited by Charles Simic.

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Format: Trade paperback, already hard-to-find

Condition: vg-/good+ condition, minor shelf wear

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 266pp, 1992 edition


Now in its fifth year, The Best American Poetry has become "one of autumn's events". Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic, guest editor of the 1992 edition, has chosen seventy-five poems from more than three dozen magazines, illustrating the dazzling variety of American poetic practice today. The poems- formal and free verse, lyric and narrative, meditative, comic, elegiac-0 testify to Mr. Simic's belief that "there's nothing more American and more hopeful than our poetry." The Washington Post Book World asserts that "it's impossible to read [these poems] without thinking that the art is healthy and vigorous. This series is the best hope we have for extending the audience" of American poetry.

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