The Best American Poetry 2011
Guest Editor, Kevin Young(amazon)
David Lehman (View Bio)
Hardcover: Scribner, 2011.
Guest Editor Kevin Young, the celebrated poet and distinguished Emory professor, chose the best seventy-five poems for this 24th volume in The Best American Poetry series. Young contributes a vibrant introduction, and his diverse selection of poems taps into the reality of American life today. Series Editor David Lehman contributes his annual state-of-the-art assessment of the American poetry scene. The poets were asked to comment on their poems and most have done so. Inviting and orienting the reader, the essays and notes are valuable parts of this invaluable series.
"As ever, there is something for every poetry lover, as well as for readers who might not yet know they love poetry." — Publishers Weekly