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Launch readings hosted by David Lehman and Robert Pinsky and featuring poets included in this volume:
April 4, 6:00 PM: Metcalf Building, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor, Boston, MA. With Robert Pinsky, David Lehman, Frank Bidart, Carl Phillips, Lloyd Schwartz, Charles Simic, Rosanna Warren, and Franz Wright. Details here.
April 11, 7:00 PM: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY. With Robert Pinsky, David Lehman, Mark Doty, Edward Hirsch, Richard Howard, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Lawrence Joseph, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sarah Manguso, J.D. McClatchy, Paul Muldoon, Meghan O'Rourke, Tom Sleigh, Susan Wheeler, and C. K. Williams. Details here.
from Donna Seaman's review in Booklist:
Each year a new volume in the Best American Poetry series, founded by poet Lehman, appears, each edited by a distinguished American poet, the likes of A. R. Ammons and Amy Gerstler. To celebrate the series' twenty-fifth anniversary, Lehman asked former poet laureate Pinsky to select 100 "best of the best." The result is a concentrated,
high-caliber, and exhilarating overview of the intensity and artistry
that have made American poetry so splendidly varied and vital since
1988. . . . Pinsky, an inspired poetry advocate, explains that his criteria were "ear, imagination, and urgency". . .Given the depth of Lehman's and Pinsky's opening essays and the concise poet biographies and the poet's original statements about the writing of the poems, this is an anthology of broad scope, serious pleasure, and invaluable illumination.