American Poetry Now (Pitt Poetry Series)

American Poetry Now (Pitt Poetry Series)

By: Quan Barry (author), Dorothy Barresi (author), Maggie Anderson (author), Christopher Bursk (author), Butts Butts (author), Jan Beatty (author), Richard Blanco (author), Cervantes Cervantes (author), Robin Becker (author), Ed Ochester (editor)Paperback

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"American Poetry Now" is a comprehensive collection of the best work from the renowned "Pitt Poetry Series". Since its inception in 1967, the series has been a vehicle for America's finest contemporary poets. The series list includes Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Denise Duhamel, Lynn Emanuel, Bob Hicok, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser, Larry Levis, Sharon Olds, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, Virgil Suarez, Afaa Michael Weaver, David Wojahn, Dean Young, and many others. Throughout its forty-year history, the "Pitt Poetry Series" has provided a voice for the diversity that is American poetry, representing poets from many backgrounds without allegiance to any one school or style. "American Poetry Now" is a true representation of contemporary American poetry. Ed Ochester, series editor for nearly thirty years, has assembled a quintessential selection - along with biographies and photos, an enlightening introduction, and a suggested list for further reading, all in a highly accessible format. "American Poetry Now" is a sweeping anthology that will delight poetry fans, students, teachers, and general readers alike.

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Ed Ochester has been editor of the Pitt Poetry Series since 1978. He is former director of the creative writing program at the University of Pittsburgh, and is professor emeritus of English there. Currently, Ochester is a core faculty member of the Bennington College MFA Writing Seminars. He has twice served as president of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and recently received the organization's George Garrett Award. Ochester is the author of over fourteen volumes of poetry, including Unreconstructed: Poems Selected and New (2007), The Land of Cockaigne, Cooking in Key West, and Changing the Name to Ochester. He is founding editor of the literary magazine 5 AM.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/03/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780822959649
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780822959649
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 082295964X

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