THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1995
Guest Editor: RICHARD HOWARD

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Margaret Atwood, Bored
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Sally Ball, Nocturnal
Appeared in: Southwest Review
Catherine Bowman, Mr. X
Appeared in: Chelsea
Stephanie Brown, Schadenfreude
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Lewis Buzbee, Sunday, Tarzan in His Hammock
Appeared in: ZYZZYVA
Cathleen Calbert, The Woman Who Loved Things
Appeared in: Harvard Review
Rafael Campo, The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Appeared in: Ploughshares
William Carpenter, Girl Writing a Letter
Appeared in: Iowa Review
Nicholas Christopher, Terminus
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Jane Cooper, The Infusion Room
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
James Cummins, Sestina
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Olena Kalytiak Davis, Thirty Years Rising
Appeared in: Michigan Quarterly Review
Lynn Emanuel, Film Noir: Train Trip Out of Metropolis
Appeared in: The Antioch Review
Elaine Equi, Sometimes I Get Distracted
Appeared in: New American Writing
Irving Feldman, Terminal Laughs
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Donald Finkel, In the Clearing
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Aaron Fogel, The Printer's Error
Appeared in: The Stud Duck
Richard Frost, For a Brother
Appeared in: North American Review
Allen Ginsberg, Salutations to Fernando Pessoa
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Peter Gizzi, Another Day on the Pilgrimage
Appeared in: apex of the M
Jody Gladding, Asparagus
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Elton Glaser, Undead White European Male
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
Albert Goldbarth, A Still Life, Symbolic of Lines
Appeared in: Southwest Review
Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Being Pharaoh
Appeared in: Field
Laurence Goldstein, Permissive Entry: A Sermon on Fame
Appeared in: The Tampa Review
Barbara Guest, If So
Appeared in: Princeton University Library Chronicle
Marilyn Hacker, Days of 1992
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Judith Hall, St. Peregrinus' Cancer
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
Anthony Hecht, Prospects
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Edward Hirsch, Unearthly Voices
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Janet Holmes, Against the Literal
Appeared in: The Georgia Review
Andrew Hudgins, Seventeen
Appeared in: The Southern Review
T. R. Hummer, Apocatastasis Foretold in the Shape of a Canvas of Smoke
Appeared in: Sewanee Theological Review
Brigit Pegeen Kelly, All Wild Animals Were Once Called Deer
Appeared in: The Massachusetts Review
Karl Kirchwey, Sonogram
Appeared in: The New Republic
Carolyn Kizer, On a Line from Valery
Appeared in: Princeton University Library Chronicle
Wayne Koestenbaum, 1975
Appeared in: Boulevard
John Koethe, Falling Water
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
Yusef Komunyakaa, Troubling the Water
Appeared in: Urbanus
Maxine Kumin, Getting the Message
Appeared in: Tikkun
Lisa Lewis, Bridget
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Rachel Loden, My Night with Philip Larldn
Appeared in: B City
James Logenbach, What You Find in the Woods
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Robert Hill Long, Refuge
Appeared in: Manoa
Gail Mazur, Fracture Santa Monica
Appeared in: Colorado Review
J. D. McClatchy, My Mammogram
Appeared in: Poetry
Heather McHugh, And What Do You Get
Appeared in: Urbanus
Susan Musgrave, Exchange of Fire
Appeared in: Nimrod
Charles North, Shooting for Line
Appeared in: Hanging Loose
Geoffrey O'Brien, The Interior Prisoner
Appeared in: Hambone
Jacqueline Osherow, Late Night Tete-a-Tete with a Moon in Transit
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
Molly Peacock, Have You Ever Faked an Orgasm?
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Carl Phillips, Toys
Appeared in: Boston Pheonix
Marie Ponsot, Old Mama Saturday
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
Bin Ramke, How Light Is Spent
Appeared in: Pequod
Katrina Roberts, How Late Desire Looks
Appeared in: Harvard Magazine
Michael J. Rosen, The Night Before His Parents' First Trip to Europe His Mother Writes a Letter 'To Our Children'
Appeared in: Salmagundi
Kay Ryan, Outsider Art
Appeared in: Partisan Review
Mary Jo Salter, The Age of Reason
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Tony Sanders, Transit Authority
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Stephen Sandy, Threads
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Grace Schulman, The Present Perfect
Appeared in: Boulevard
Robyn Selman, Avec Amour
Appeared in: The American Voice
Alan Shapiro, Manufacturing
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Reginald Shepherd, Brotherhood
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Angela Sorby, Museum Piece
Appeared in: Kansas Quarterly
Laurel Trivelpiece, The Nursery
Appeared in: Witness
Paul Violi, Scatter
Appeared in: Painted Bride Quarterly
Arthur Vogelsang, The Nose, the Grand Canyon, and the Sixties
Appeared in: The Antioch Review
David Wagoner, Walt Whitman Bathing
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Charles H. Webb, The Shape of History
Appeared in: Michigan Quarterly Review
Ed Webster, San Joaquin Valley Poems: 1969
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
David Wojahn, Homage to Ryszard Kapuściński
Appeared in: Poetry
Jay Wright, The Cradle Logic of Autumn
Appeared in: Callaloo
Stephen Yenser, Blue Guide
Appeared in: The Paris Review

 

 
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