Series Editor David Lehman and Guest Editor Kevin Young will be joined by John Ashbery, Cara Benson, Michael Cirelli, Michael Dickman, Farrah Field, Major Jackson, Jennifer Knox,Katha Pollitt, James Richardson, Patricia Smith, Gerald Stern, Bianca Stone, Mark Strand, and Lee Upton.
Here's what Publishers Weekly has to say about The Best American Poetry 2011, in a review that is noteworthy and quote-worthy: "Kevin Young, this year's editor, is in fact among the series' youngest, though he is himself as well known as any of the other editors have been." Singled out for special acclaim are the poems by Robert Pinsky, Carolyn Forche, Jaswinder Bolina. Farrah Field, James Richardson, Olena Kalytiak Davis, Robert Hass, and Paul Muldoon. "As ever, there is something for every poetry lover, as well as for readers who might not yet know they love poetry." But here, read it yourself.
A book-signing will follow the reading. Books will be on sale. Or pre-order your copy here.
*Sponsored by the New School Writing Program and by Scribner.
This weekend in Atlanta, Georgia: The BAP 2011 Showcase at the AJC Decatur Book Festival with series editor David Lehman, guest editor Kevin Young, and contributor Nathasha Tretheway. Details here.