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The Best American Poetry 2005

The Best American Poetry 2005

2005 ·
·3.71·126 Ratings ·224 Pages
“ And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? ” ― Rumi
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  • Horse Latitudes

    ·3.65·169 Ratings
    The title of "Horse Latitudes," Paul Muldoon's tenth collection of poetry, refers to those areas thirty degrees north and south of the equator where sailing ships tend to be becalmed, where stasis (if not stagnation) is the order of the day. From Bosworth
  • Poems 1968-1998

    ·4.06·175 Ratings
    "Ireland"The Volkswagen parked in the gap,But gently ticking over.You wonder if it's loversAnd not men hurrying backAcross two fields and a river.Sven Birkerts has said, "It is not usual for a poet of Muldoon's years to have . . . an oeuvre disclosing sig
  • The Faber Book of Beasts

    ·3.63·341 Ratings
    The Faber Book of Beasts is a collection of many of the best poems in English about the creatures who share our planet. The animal kingdom has prompted some of the liveliest and most enjoyable writing by poets, from Homer to our contemporaries. Among the
  • Moy Sand and Gravel

    ·3.65·320 Ratings
    Paul Muldoon's ninth collection of poems, his first since Hay (1998), finds him working a rich vein that extends from the rivery, apple-heavy County Armagh of the 1950s, in which he was brought up, to suburban New Jersey, on the banks of a canal dug by Ir
  • New Jersey Noir

    ·3.49·158 Ratings
    "Oates's introduction to Akashic's noir volume dedicated to the Garden State, with its evocative definition of the genre, is alone worth the price of the book . . . Poems by C.K. Williams, Paul Muldoon, and others--plus photos by Gerald Slota--enhance thi
  • One Thousand Things Worth Knowing: Poems

    ·3.39·28 Ratings
    Another wild, expansive collection from the eternally surprising Pulitzer Prize–winning poetSmuggling diesel; Ben-Hur (the movie, yes, but also Lew Wallace's original book, and Seosamh Mac Grianna's Gaelic translation); a real trip to Havana; an imagina
  • Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present

    ·4.08·304 Ratings
    A prose poem is a poem written in prose rather than verse. But what does that really mean? Is it an indefinable hybrid? An anomaly in the history of poetry? Are the very words "prose poem" an oxymoron? This groundbreaking anthology edited by celebrated po
  • Shakespeare

    ·3.91·96 Ratings
    This legendary book by an esteemed poet and beloved professor at Columbia University features a series of smart, witty, deeply perceptive essays about each of Shakespeare's plays, together with a further discussion of the poems. Writing with an incomparab
  • The Best American Poetry 2000

    ·3.68·107 Ratings
    A mid an "explosion in the interest of poetry nationwide" (The New York Times), The Best American Poetry 2000 delivers one of the finest volumes yet in this renowned series. Guest editor Rita Dove, a distinguished figure in the poetry world and the second
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