THE BEST OF THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1988-1997
Guest Editor: HAROLD BLOOM

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Jonathan Aaron, Dance Mania
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1992
A. R. Ammons, Anxiety's Prosody
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
A. R. Ammons, Garbage
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1993
A. R. Ammons, from "Strip"
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1997
John Ashbery, Baked Alaska
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1993
John Ashbery, Myrtle
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1994
John Ashbery, The Problem of Anxiety
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1997
Elizabeth Bishop, It is Marvellous . . .
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
George Bradley, The Fire Fetched Down
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1994
Lucie Brock-Broido, Inevitably, She Declined
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1992
Anne Carson, The Life of Towns
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1990
Amy Clampitt, My Cousin Muriel
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1990
Douglas Crase, True Solar Holiday
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
Carolyn Creedon, litany
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1993
Thomas M. Disch, The Cardinal Detoxes: A Play in One Act
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1994
Irving Feldman, Terminal Laughs
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1995
Aaron Fogel, The Printers Error
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1995
Alice Fulton, Powers of Congress
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
Allen Ginsberg, Salutations to Fernando Pessoa
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1995
Louise Glück, Celestial Music
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1991
Louise Glück, Vespers
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1992
Jorie Graham, Manifest Destiny
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1992
Jorie Graham, What the Instant Contains
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1993
Allen Grossman, The Piano Player Explains Himself
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1988
Donald Hall, Prophecy
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1988
Donald Hall, The Porcelain Couple
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1997
Vicki Hearne, St. Luke Painting the Virgin
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1992
Anthony Hecht, Prospects
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1995
Edward Hirsch, Man on a Fire Escape
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1992
John Hollander, Kinneret
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
John Hollander, An Old-Fashioned Song
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1990
John Hollander, The See-Saw
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1991
Richard Howard, Like Most Revelations
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1992
Donald Justice, Nostalgia of the Lakefronts
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1988
Donald Justice, Invitation to a Ghost
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1993
Brigit Pegeen Kelly, The White Pilgrim: Old Christian Cemetery
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1993
Jane Kenyon, Three Songs at the End of the Summer
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
Galway Kinnell, When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1990
Karl Kirchwey, Sonogram
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1995
Kenneth Koch, One Train May Hide Another
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1994
Yusef Komunyakaa, Facing It
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1990
Ann Lauterbach, Psyches Dream
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1988
Philip Levine, Scouting
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1990
Harry Matthews, Histoire
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1988
J. D. McClatchy, An Essay on Friendship
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1991
James Merrill, Family Week at Oracle Ranch
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1994
James Merrill, The 'Ring' Cycle
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1991
James Merrill, A Room at the Heart of Things
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
W.S. Merwin, The Stranger
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1993
Susan Mitchell, Havana Birth
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1990
A. F. Moritz, Protracted Episode
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1991
Thylias Moss, The Warmth of Hot Chocolate
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
Brighde Mullins, At the Lakehouse
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1994
Molly Peacock, Have You Ever Faked an Orgasm?
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1995
Bob Perelman, Movie
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
Carl Phillips, A Mathematics of Breathing
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1994
Kay Ryan, Outsider Art
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1995
Grace Schulman, The Present Perfect
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1995
David Shapiro, The Seasons
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1991
Charles Simic, Country Fair
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1991
Charles Simic, The Something
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1997
Gary Snyder, Ripples on the Surface
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1993
Mark Strand, Reading in Place
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
Mark Strand, from "Dark Harbor"
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1993
Mark Strand, Morning, Noon, and Night
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1997
May Swenson, Sleeping with Boa
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1994
Derek Walcott, Omeros
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1991
Rosanna Warren, The Cormorant
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1990
Rosanna Warren, Diversion
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1997
Susan Wheeler, What Memory Reveals
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1988
Richard Wilbur, Lying
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
Richard Wilbur, A Wall in the Woods: Cummington
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1990
Charles Wright, Disjecta Membra
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1997
Jay Wright, Madrid
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1989
Jay Wright, The Cradle Logic of Autumn
Appeared in: The Best American Poetry 1995

 

 
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