THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2000
Guest Editor: RITA DOVE

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Kim Addonizio, Virgin Spring
Appeared in: Barrow Street
Pamela Alexander, Semiotics
Appeared in: Boston Book Review
A. R. Ammons, Shot Glass
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Julianna Baggott, Mary Todd on Her Deathbed
Appeared in: Quarterly West
Erin Belieu, Choose Your Garden
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Richard Blanco, Mango, Number 61
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Janet Bowdan, The Year
Appeared in: Denver Quarterly
Grace Butcher, Crow Is Walking
Appeared in: Poetry
Lucille Clifton, Signs
Appeared in: Callaloo
Billy Collins, Man Listening to Disc
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Jim Daniels, Between Periods
Appeared in: Crab Orchard Review
Linh Dinh, The Most Beautiful Word
Appeared in: Xconnect
Gregory Djanikian, Immigrant Picnic
Appeared in: Poetry
Denise Duhamel, Incest Taboo
Appeared in: Barrow Street
Christopher Edgar, Birthday
Appeared in: The Germ
Karl Elder, Alpha Images
Appeared in: Beloit Poetry Journal
Lynn Emanuel, Walt. I Salute You!
Appeared in: Boulevard
B. H. Fairchild, Mrs. Hill
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Charles Fort, We Did Not Fear the Father
Appeared in: The Georgia Review
Frank X. Gaspar, Seven Roses
Appeared in: The Georgia Review
Elton Glaser, And in the Afternoons I Botanized
Appeared in: Parnassus
Ray Gonzalez, For the Other World
Appeared in: Crab Orchard Review
Jennifer Grotz, The Last Living Castrato
Appeared in: New England Review
Thom Gunn, The Dump
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Mark Halliday, Before
Appeared in: Xconnect
Barbara Hamby, Ode to the Lost Luggage Warehouse at the Rome Airport
Appeared in: Five Points
Forrest Hamer, Goldsboro Narratives
Appeared in: Callaloo
Brenda Hillman, Air for Mercury
Appeared in: Boston Review
Marsha Janson, Considering the Demise of Everything
Appeared in: Harvard Review
Mark Jarman, Epistle
Appeared in: Meridian
Patricia Spears Jones, Ghosts
Appeared in: Crab Orchard Review
Rodney Jones, Plea for Forgiveness
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Donald Justice, Ralph: A Love Story
Appeared in: The New Criterion
Olena Kalytiak Davis, Six Apologies, Lord
Appeared in: The Antioch Review
David Kirby, At the Grave of Harold Goldstein
Appeared in: Parnassus
Carolyn Kizer, The Oration
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Lynne Knight, The Muse of the Actual
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Yusef Komunyakaa, The Goddess of Quotas Laments
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Thomas Lux, Henry Clay's Mouth
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Lynne McMahon, We Take Our Children to Ireland
Appeared in: The Southern Review
W. S. Merwin, The Hours of Darkness
Appeared in: Poetry
Susan Mitchell, Lost Parrot
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Jean Nordhaus, Aunt Lily and Frederick the Great
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
Mary Oliver, Work
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Michael Palmer, I Do Not
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Paul Perry, Paris
Appeared in: Callaloo
Carl Phillips, 'All art...'
Appeared in: Boulevard
Robert Pinsky, Samurai Song
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Donald Platt, History & Bikinis
Appeared in: Shenandoah
Stanley Plumly, Kunitz Tending Roses
Appeared in: Poetry
Lawrence Raab, Permanence
Appeared in: The Virginia Quarterly Review
Thomas Rabbitt, The Beach at Falmouth Heights, Summer, 1952
Appeared in: Black Warrior Review
Mary Jo Salter, Au Pair
Appeared in: Poetry
Rebecca Seiferle, Welcome to Ithaca
Appeared in: Partisan Review
Brenda Shaughnessy, Postfeminism
Appeared in: Chelsea
Laurie Sheck, from Black Series
Appeared in: Seneca Review
Reginald Shepherd, Semantics at Four P.M.
Appeared in: American Letters & Commentary
Richard Siken, The Dislocated Room
Appeared in: Indiana Review
Cathy Song, Mother of Us All
Appeared in: Shenandoah
Gary Soto, Chit-Chat with the Junior League Women
Appeared in: Poetry
Gabriel Spera, In a Field Outside the Town
Appeared in: Poetry
A. E. Stallings, Asphodel
Appeared in: Beloit Poetry Journal
Susan Stewart, Wings
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Adrienne Su, The English Canon
Appeared in: New Letters
Pamela Sutton, There Is a Lake of Ice on the Moon
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Dorothea Tanning, No Palms
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Natasha Trethewey, Limen
Appeared in: New England Review
Quincy Troupe, Song
Appeared in: Tin House
Reetika Vazirani, Rahim Multani
Appeared in: Meridian
Paul Violi, As I Was Telling David and Alexandra Kelley
Appeared in: The World
Derek Walcott, Pissarro at Dusk
Appeared in: The New Republic
Richard Wilbur, Fabrications
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Susan Wood, Analysis of the Rose as Sentimental Despair
Appeared in: Ploughshares
John Yau, Borrowed Love Poems
Appeared in: Boston Review
Dean Young, The Infirmament
Appeared in: New American Writing

 

 
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