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Best New Poets 2007: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers #2020

Best New Poets Poems from Emerging Writers Praise for earlier editions Unlike novelists and bad boy memoirists emerging poets are unlikely to sprawl on Oprah s couch date starlets or rouse bidding wars With an alert ear for new voices this

  • Title: Best New Poets 2007: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers
  • Author: Natasha Trethewey
  • ISBN: 9780976629627
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Best New Poets 2007: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers By Natasha Trethewey, Praise for earlier editions Unlike novelists and bad boy memoirists, emerging poets are unlikely to sprawl on Oprah s couch, date starlets, or rouse bidding wars With an alert ear for new voices, this anthology offers a different kind of validation that of being well heard The result is a vibrant smorgasbord Best New Poets bears evidence of the insistent inquiriPraise for earlier editions Unlike novelists and bad boy memoirists, emerging poets are unlikely to sprawl on Oprah s couch, date starlets, or rouse bidding wars With an alert ear for new voices, this anthology offers a different kind of validation that of being well heard The result is a vibrant smorgasbord Best New Poets bears evidence of the insistent inquiries of self and the world that drive poetry Foreword One comes to realize that the adjectives new and emerging are mere technicalities in this instance Although none of the poets included here have published a full length book of poetry, many are MFA students or graduates, and chapbook authors, and most have already seen some of their poems published in the most renowned and exclusive journals in North America The result is a remarkably diverse mix of poems BookPleasures It s a nervy thing for an anthology to label itself Best New Poets, but once again this collection lives up to its name It s a rich and readable selection, reflecting no party line aesthetic, and attesting to the formidable promise of the emerging generation David WojahnIn just three years Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full length book The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by the country s top literary magazines and writing programs, as well as some two thousand additional poems submitted through an open online competition The work of the fifty writers represented here provides the best perspective available on the continuing vitality of poetry as it s being practiced today.

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    1. Because some poems deserve a cult following all their ownEpithalamium is a word It s a lyric ode in honor of a bride and bridegroom Epithalamium is also a poem written by Catherine Pierce and featured in the Best New Poets 2007 anthology edited by Natasha Trethewey The definition of epithalamium comes in handy when reading this poem because the poem is a suggestion of sorts on how one might keep that fresh wedding day feeling from going stale In the poem, you the new bride bridegroom are told al [...]

    2. Eh Um I love this series so much, and this is the only one to which my response was, whatever I still haven t read all the poems in the book they are just so uninteresting Poems barely knocked my socks off, which past editions proved this series capable of doing What makes the big difference Perhaps I don t like the editor s views tastes leanings in poetry Not having read any of her work, I d say it s an uneducated guess This year was the only year I did not submit work for the publication in th [...]

    3. I can t say that I was incredibly impressed with this collection Though most if not all of the work shows talent, very little took my breath away or even made me want to seek out work by these poets.My favorites David Welch, Natalie Diaz, Julie Sophia Paegle, Christina Duhig, Margaret Ronda, and Catherine Pierce.After typing out that list, I would have to say that the female poets in this collection seem to have stronger voices than the male poets, overall.

    4. This was a decent collection of poetry for the most part I couldn t put the book down There were, however, several poems that made me wonder While most of the poems were full of strong images, some stuck out as being self conscious The introduction said that the editors had almost 2500 poems to choose from, so I am left wondering how certain poems made the final cut.

    5. An eclectic selection of poetry chosen from submissions by journals, writing programs, and open competition Criteria used to define new poet is not having a full length book of poetry published yet.

    6. The poems vary in quality but represent an interesting mix of what s currently out there in literary journals and MFA programs A good way to get a taste of what journals you might like to read I would have been interested in seeing less open contest winners and picks from publications.

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