THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2003
Guest Editor: YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Jonathan Aaron, The End of Out of the Past
Appeared in: The London Review of Books
Beth Anderson, from A Locked Room
Appeared in: Poetry Project Newsletter
Nin Andrews, Dedicated to the One I Love
Appeared in: Gargoyle
Wendell Berry, Some Further Words
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Frank Bidart, Curse
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Diann Blakely, Rambling on My Mind
Appeared in: Bomb
Bruce Bond, Art Tatum
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Catherine Bowman, from 1000 Lines
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Rosemary Catacalos, Perfect Attendance: Short Subjects Made from the Staring Photos of Strangers
Appeared in: The Progressive
Joshua Clover, Aeon Flux:June
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Billy Collins, Litany
Appeared in: Poetry
Michael S. Collins, Six Sketches: When a Soul Breaks
Appeared in: Callaloo
Carl Dennis, World History
Appeared in: Poetry
Susan Dickman, Skin
Appeared in: Rhino
Rita Dove, Fox Trot Fridays
Appeared in: Callaloo
Stephen Dunn, Open Door Blues
Appeared in: Brilliant Corners
Stuart Dybek, Journal
Appeared in: Tin House
Charles Fort, The Vagrant Hours
Appeared in: Mississippi Review
James Galvin, Ponderosa
Appeared in: Boston Review
Amy Gerstler, An Offer Received in This Morning's Mail:
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Louise Glück, Landscape
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Michael Goldman, Report on Human Beings
Appeared in: Ontario Review
Ray Gonzalez, Max Jacob's Shoes
Appeared in: New American Writing
Linda Gregg, Beauty
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Mark Halliday, The Opaque
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Michael S. Harper, Rhythmic Arrangements (on prosody)
Appeared in: LUNA
Matthea Harvey, Sad Little Breathing Machine
Appeared in: Verse
George Higgins, Villanelle
Appeared in: 88
Edward Hirsch, The Desire Manuscripts
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Tony Hoagland, Summer Night
Appeared in: 88
Richard Howard, Success
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Rodney Jones, Ten Sighs from a Sabbatical
Appeared in: Five Points
Joy Katz, Some Rain
Appeared in: Pleiades
Brigit Pegeen Kelly, The Dragon
Appeared in: New England Review
Galway Kinnell, When the Towers Fell
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Carolyn Kizer, After Horace
Appeared in: Poetry
Jennifer L. Knox, Love Blooms at Chimsbury After the War
Appeared in: Field
Kenneth Koch, Proverb
Appeared in: The New York Review of Books
John Koethe, Y2K (1933)
Appeared in: Pleiades
Ted Kooser, In the Hall of Bones
Appeared in: Third Coast
Philip Levine, The Music of Time
Appeared in: Rattle
J. D. McClatchy, Jihad
Appeared in: Poetry
W. S. Merwin, To Zbigniew Herbert's Bicycle
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Stanley Moss, A History of Color
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Heather Moss, Dear Alter Ego
Appeared in: Croonenbergh's Fly
Paul Muldoon, The Loaf
Appeared in: The New York Review of Books
Peggy Munson, Four Deaths That Happened Daily
Appeared in: Spoon River Poetry Review
Marilyn Nelson, Asparagus
Appeared in: Rattapallax
Daniel Nester, Poem for the Novelist Whom I Forced to Write a Poem
Appeared in: Spinning Jenny
Naomi Shihab Nye, What Happened to Everybody
Appeared in: LUNA
Ishle Yi Park, Queen Min Bi
Appeared in: Barrow Street
Robert Pinsky, Anniversary
Appeared in: The Washington Post Magazine
Kevin Prufer, What the Paymaster Said
Appeared in: Witness
Ed Roberson, Sequoia sempervirens
Appeared in: Callaloo
Vijay Seshadri, The Disappearances
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Myra Shapiro, For Nazim Hikmet in the Old Prison, Now a Four Seasons Hotel
Appeared in: Rattapallax
Alan Shapiro, Sleet
Appeared in: Third Coast
Bruce Smith, Song with a Child's Pacifier in It
Appeared in: Boston Review
Charlie Smith, There's Trouble Everywhere
Appeared in: Poetry
Maura Stanton, Translating
Appeared in: Mid-American Review
Ruth Stone, Lines
Appeared in: PMS
James Tate, The Restaurant Business
Appeared in: New American Writing
William Tremblay, The Lost Boy
Appeared in: LUNA
Natasha Trethewey, After Your Death
Appeared in: New England Review
David Wagoner, On Being Asked to Discuss Poetic Theory
Appeared in: 88
Ronald Wallace, In a Rut
Appeared in: Poetry Northwest
Lewis Warsh, Premonition
Appeared in: The World
Susan Wheeler, In Sky
Appeared in: Boston Review
Richard Wilbur, Man Running
Appeared in: The New Yorker
C. K. Williams, The World
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Terence Winch, My Work
Appeared in: New American Writing
David Wojahn, Scrabble with Matthews
Appeared in: Poetry
Robert Wrigley, Clemency
Appeared in: The Kenyon Review
Anna Ziegler, After the Opening, 1932
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Ahmos Zu-Bolton II, Reading the Bones: a Blackjack Moses nightmare
Appeared in: American Poetry Review

 

 
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