website statistics The Best American Poetry 2001 - PDF Books Online
Hot Best Seller

The Best American Poetry 2001

Availability: Ready to download

"The Best American Poetry" series returns with a volume that is sure to dazzle seasoned fans and newcomers alike. Guest editor Robert Hass, a former Poet Laureate and a central figure in the poetry world, brings his passionate intelligence to "The Best American Poetry 2001." In his engaging introduction, Hass writes that after sifting through dozens of literary magazines, "The Best American Poetry" series returns with a volume that is sure to dazzle seasoned fans and newcomers alike. Guest editor Robert Hass, a former Poet Laureate and a central figure in the poetry world, brings his passionate intelligence to "The Best American Poetry 2001." In his engaging introduction, Hass writes that after sifting through dozens of literary magazines, he "found that there were large numbers of poems that gave me pleasure, seemed to have inventive force, or intellectual passion or surprise." The works he selected are diverse in every way with only their excellence in common. With comments from the poets illuminating their work, and series editor David Lehman's always entertaining foreword assessing the current state of the art, "The Best American Poetry 2001" presents the richness and originality of this exciting moment in the history of American poetry.


Compare

"The Best American Poetry" series returns with a volume that is sure to dazzle seasoned fans and newcomers alike. Guest editor Robert Hass, a former Poet Laureate and a central figure in the poetry world, brings his passionate intelligence to "The Best American Poetry 2001." In his engaging introduction, Hass writes that after sifting through dozens of literary magazines, "The Best American Poetry" series returns with a volume that is sure to dazzle seasoned fans and newcomers alike. Guest editor Robert Hass, a former Poet Laureate and a central figure in the poetry world, brings his passionate intelligence to "The Best American Poetry 2001." In his engaging introduction, Hass writes that after sifting through dozens of literary magazines, he "found that there were large numbers of poems that gave me pleasure, seemed to have inventive force, or intellectual passion or surprise." The works he selected are diverse in every way with only their excellence in common. With comments from the poets illuminating their work, and series editor David Lehman's always entertaining foreword assessing the current state of the art, "The Best American Poetry 2001" presents the richness and originality of this exciting moment in the history of American poetry.

30 review for The Best American Poetry 2001

  1. 5 out of 5

    Brett

    I love these collections that let me find new poets whose work I can further explore. They're a great way to find poets that speak to you without having to wade through literary magazines or endlessly browse the internet. Poetry is of course a very subjective art and it is inevitable that any collection of varied poets will have different styles, tones, and subjects. Some of these will be more appealing to certain readers than others. Don't read these books expecting to love every poem. Read to I love these collections that let me find new poets whose work I can further explore. They're a great way to find poets that speak to you without having to wade through literary magazines or endlessly browse the internet. Poetry is of course a very subjective art and it is inevitable that any collection of varied poets will have different styles, tones, and subjects. Some of these will be more appealing to certain readers than others. Don't read these books expecting to love every poem. Read to find the ones you do love and then find more by that author. While I don't love this collection as well as I love 1999 (the other one of these I've read), there are plenty of good poems here. I espspecially like Bly's "The French Generals," England's "The Art of the Snake Story," Kirby's "Dear Derrida," Koch's "To World War Two," Richardson's "Vectors: Forty-five Aphorisms and Ten-second Essays," Tate's "The Diagnosis," and Welt's "I stopped writing poetry..." These are the kinds of poem's I'm usually into: narrative, sometimes funny or wry, and with perhaps more heart than formal or symbolic precision. But you need to bring an open mind to each poem you read and try to meet it wherever it is. There's nothing bad here, only things that resonate more or less.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Grant

    The 2006 collection I enjoyed much more.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Marc Kohlman

    Of the few editions in "The Best American Poetry" series I have read, this one is among my favorites. Each poem stood out for their own individual tone, style, linguistic form and subjects. Hass and Lehman chose a wonderful collection of pieces for the 2001 edition. This is American Poetry in its detailed and beautiful diversity! I am glad to have received this as a Christmas gift from my cousin the previous year. Of the few editions in "The Best American Poetry" series I have read, this one is among my favorites. Each poem stood out for their own individual tone, style, linguistic form and subjects. Hass and Lehman chose a wonderful collection of pieces for the 2001 edition. This is American Poetry in its detailed and beautiful diversity! I am glad to have received this as a Christmas gift from my cousin the previous year.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Karen Douglass

    Always in search of poems that I haven't seen before, I opened this collection with high hopes. Hope fell on its face, laughing at me. I was well into the book before I could say for sure that what I was reading was poetry. Many of the selections were fragmented, oddly formatted--as if that typography would make me think this verbiage was significant. It wasn't. Always in search of poems that I haven't seen before, I opened this collection with high hopes. Hope fell on its face, laughing at me. I was well into the book before I could say for sure that what I was reading was poetry. Many of the selections were fragmented, oddly formatted--as if that typography would make me think this verbiage was significant. It wasn't.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Hoogterp

    There were some amazing poems in the collection, but it's definitely clear that a lot of poetry can be subjective. The opening poems weren't grabbers to me and there were quite a few that just confused me and without any commentary by the poets (which was provided at the back of the book) I would've felt more lost than reading Ulysses by Joyce in Braille. There were some amazing poems in the collection, but it's definitely clear that a lot of poetry can be subjective. The opening poems weren't grabbers to me and there were quite a few that just confused me and without any commentary by the poets (which was provided at the back of the book) I would've felt more lost than reading Ulysses by Joyce in Braille.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shana

    A wonderful collection. Decided to return the library copy in favor of purchasing my own copy to return to again and again.

  7. 5 out of 5

    David

    A good mixed bag as usual.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

  9. 5 out of 5

    Carly

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gabe

  11. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Cunningham

  12. 4 out of 5

    Christian

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jaime T

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ben Gold

  15. 5 out of 5

    Loren Smith

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ariel Francisco

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amy

  18. 5 out of 5

    Trevor

  19. 5 out of 5

    C

  20. 5 out of 5

    Luke

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christina Deemer

  22. 4 out of 5

    TC

  23. 4 out of 5

    Simeon Berry

  24. 5 out of 5

    Weng Cahiles

  25. 5 out of 5

    Andy Quan

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jen

  27. 5 out of 5

    Matt

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ellie Red

  29. 4 out of 5

    Emma Darragh

  30. 5 out of 5

    MBP

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.