THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1989
Guest Editor: DONALD HALL

 
 
 

Table of Contents

A. R. Ammons, Anxiety's Prosody
Appeared in: Poetry
John Ashbery, Meanwhile...
Appeared in: Mudfish
Beth Bentley, Norther Idylls
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
Elizabeth Bishop, It is marvellous...
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Robert Bly, My Father at 85
Appeared in: Common Ground
Catherine Bowman, Twins of Gazelle Which Feed Among the Lilies
Appeared in: The Paris Review
George Bradley, Of the Knowledge of God and Evil
Appeared in: The New Yorker
David Budbill, What I Heard at the Discount Department Store
Appeared in: Longhouse
Michael Burkhard, Hotel Tropicana
Appeared in: Epoch
Amy Clampitt, A Minor Tremor
Appeared in: Boulevard
Tom Clark, For Robert Duncan
Appeared in: Exquisite Corpse
Clark Coolidge, Paris...
Appeared in: O.blek
Douglas Crase, True Solar Holiday
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Robert Creeley, Age
Appeared in: New American Writing
Peter Davison, Letter from the Poetry Editor
Appeared in: The New Criterion
David Dooley, The Reading
Appeared in: The Volcano Inside
Rita Dove, The Late Notebooks of Albrecht Durer
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
Stephen Dunn, Letting the Puma Go
Appeared in: Poetry
Russell Edson, The Rabbit Story
Appeared in: Willow Springs
Daniel Mark Epstein, The Rivals
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Elaine Equi, A Date with Robbe-Grillet
Appeared in: New American Writing
Aaron Fogel, BW
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
Alice Fulton, Powers of Congress
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Suzanne Gardinier, Voyage
Appeared in: Grand Street
Deborah Greger, In Violet
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
Linda Gregg, A Dark Thing Inside the Day
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Thom Gunn, Cafeteria in Boston
Appeared in: The Times Literary Supplement
Donald Hall, History
Appeared in: The New Yorker
John Hollander, Kinneret
Appeared in: Harp Lake
Paul Hoover, Twenty-five (from The Novel)
Appeared in: New American Writing
Marie Howe, The Good Reason for Our Forgetting
Appeared in: Partisan Review
Andrew Hudgins, Heat Lightening in a Time of Drought
Appeared in: The Georgia Review
Rodney Jones, Every Day There Are New Memos
Appeared in: The Georgia Review
Lawrence Joseph, An Awful Lot Was Happening
Appeared in: Poetry
Donald Justice, Dance Lessons of the Thirties
Appeared in: The New Criterion
Vickie Karp, Getting Dressed in the Dark
Appeared in: The New York Review of Books
Jane Kenyon, Three Songs at the End of Summer
Appeared in: Poetry
Kenneth Koch, Six Hamlets
Appeared in: One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays
Phillis Levin, The Ransom
Appeared in: Grand Street
Philip Levine, Dog Poem
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
Anne MacNaughton, Teste Moanial
Appeared in: Exquisite Corpse
Harry Mathews, Condo Auction
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Robert Mazzacco, Kidnapped
Appeared in: The New Yorker
James McCorkle, Showing Us the Fields
Appeared in: Boulevard
Robert McDowell, The Fifties
Appeared in: The Hudson Review
Wesley McNair, The Abandonment
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
James Merrill, A Room at the Heart of Things
Appeared in: The Inner Room
Thylias Moss, The Warmth of Hot Chocolate
Appeared in: Epoch
Sharon Olds, The Wellspring
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Mary Oliver, Some Questions You Might Ask
Appeared in: Harvard Magazine
Steve Orlen, The Bridge of Sighs
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Michael Palmer, Sun
Appeared in: Sun
Bob Perelman, Movie
Appeared in: Captive Audience
Robert Pinsky, At Pleasure Bay
Appeared in: Raritan
Anna Rabinowitz, Sappho Comments on an Exhibition of Expressionist Landscapes
Appeared in: Sulfur
Mark Rudman, The Shoebox
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Yvonne Sapia, Valetino's Hair
Appeared in: The Reaper
Lynda Schraufnagel, Trappings
Appeared in: Shenandoah
David Shapiro, The Lost Golf Ball
Appeared in: House (Blown Apart)
Karl Shapiro, Tennyson
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Charles Simic, The White Room
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
Louis Simpson, The People Next Door
Appeared in: Poetry
W. D. Snodgrass, The Memory of Cock Robin Dwarfs W. D.
Appeared in: Michigan Quarterly Review
Gary Snyder, Building
Appeared in: Witness
Elizabeth Spires, Sunday Afternoon at Fulham Palace
Appeared in: Iowa Review
David St. John, Broken Gauges
Appeared in: Green Mountains Review
William Stafford, Last Day
Appeared in: The Ohio Review
George Starbuck, Reading the Facts about Frost in The Norton Anthology
Appeared in: Poetry
Patricia Storace, Movie
Appeared in: The New York Review of Books
Mark Strand, Reading in Place
Appeared in: Grand Street
Eleanor Ross Taylor, Harvest, 1925
Appeared in: Seneca Review
Jean Valentine, Trust Me
Appeared in: Boulevard
Richard Wilbur, Lying
Appeared in: New and Collected Poems
Alan Williamson, The Muse of Distance
Appeared in: The Muse of Distance
Jay Wright, Madrid
Appeared in: The Yale Review

 

 
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