An anthology of contemporary poets presents works that reflect the diversity in American poetry
The twentieth edition of the Best American Poetry series celebrates the rich and fertile landscape of American poetry. Renowned poet Heather McHugh loves words and the unexpected places they take you; her own poetry elevates wordplay to a species of metaphysical wit. For this year's anthology McHugh has culled a spectacular group of poems reflecting her passion for language, her acumen, and her vivacious humor.Graced with McHugh's fascinating introduction, the book includes the poets' valuable comments on their work, as well as series editor David Lehman's engaging foreword that limns the necessity of poetry. The Best American Poetry 2007 is an exciting addition to a series committed to covering the American poetry scene and delivering great poems to a broad audience.