Guest Editor: JOHN ASHBERY

  Charles Scribner's Sons is proud to introduce a distinguished new annual: The Best American Poetry. As series editor David Lehman states in his foreword, "Poetry of high quality is appearing in a dizzying range of publications; not even the most dedicated reader can keep up with it all. An annual anthology seems the obvious solution." Edited by esteemed poet John Ashbery, The Best American Poetry, 1988 singles out the work of seventy-five poets — both new and established — published in the preceding year. Chosen from large-circulation magazines such as The New Yorker, The New Republic, and American Poetry Review, as well as the smaller literary reviews such as Conjunctions, Boulevard, and Exquisite Corpse, The Best American Poetry, 1988 captures, as no other anthology does, the vitality and diversity of American poetry today.  
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