The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry

A Bilingual Anthology

Author: Ernesto Livon-Grosman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 561

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The most inclusive single-volume anthology of Latin American poetry intranslation ever produced.

The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry

Author: Arnold Rampersad

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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A definitive literary portrait of contrasting visions and styles covers the key issues important to the African-American experience, including poetry on slavery, the South; protest and resistance, music and religion, spirituality, sexuality and love, and the idea of Africa.

The Oxford Book of American Poetry

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 1132

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Redefines the great canon of American poetry from its origins in the 17th century right up to the present.

The Best American Poetry 2015

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues with an exceptional volume edited by award-winning novelist and poet Sherman Alexie, now with a new essay by Alexie on reactions to the 2015 publication. Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry has become a mainstay for the direction and spirit of American poetry. Each volume in the series presents the year’s most extraordinary new poems and writers. Guest editor Sherman Alexie’s picks for The Best American Poetry 2015 highlight the depth and breadth of the American experience. Culled from electronic and print journals, the poems showcase some of our leading luminaries—Amy Gerstler, Terrance Hayes, Ron Padgett, Jane Hirshfield—and introduce a number of outstanding younger poets taking their place in the limelight. A leading figure since his breakout poetry collection The Business of Fancydancing in 1992, Sherman Alexie won the National Book Award for his novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He describes himself as “lucky enough to be a full-time writer” and has written short stories, novels, screenplays, and essays—but he is at his core a poet. As always, series editor David Lehman’s foreword assessing the state of the art kicks off the book, followed by an introductory essay in which Alexie discusses his selections. The Best American Poetry 2015 is a guide to who’s who and what’s happening in American poetry today.

Best American Poetry 2018

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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The 2018 edition of the Best American Poetry—“a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune)—collects the most significant poems of the year, chosen by Poet Laureate of California Dana Gioia. The guest editor for 2018, Dana Gioia, has an unconventional poetic background. Gioia has published five volumes of poetry, served as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently sits as the Poet Laureate of California, but he is also a graduate of Stanford Business School and was once a Vice President at General Foods. He has studied opera and is a published librettist, in addition to his prolific work in critical essay writing and editing literary anthologies. Having lived several lives, Gioia brings an insightful, varied, eclectic eye to this year’s Best American Poetry. With his classic essay “Can Poetry Matter?”, originally run in The Atlantic in 1991, Gioia considered whether there is a place for poetry to be a part of modern American mainstream culture. Decades later, the debate continues, but Best American Poetry 2018 stands as evidence that poetry is very much present, relevant, and finding new readers.

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse

Author: Stewart Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 405

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The Caribbean has produced what is arguably the most vigorous and exciting body of poetry in the twentieth century, and this anthology will be the first to cover all its major languages. Featuring a range of poets from Derek Walcott to Jesus Cos Causse, and Olive Senior to Una Marson, this is a rich and satisfying book.

Best American Poetry 2017

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner and nineteenth US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, The Best American Poetry 2017 brings together the most notable poems of the year in the series that offers “a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh, and memorable” (Robert Pinsky). Librarian of Congress James Billington says Natasha Trethewey “consistently and dramatically expanded the power” of the role of US Poet Laureate, holding office hours with the public, traveling the country, and reaching millions through her innovative PBS NewsHour segment “Where Poetry Lives.” Marilyn Nelson says “the wide scope of Trethewey’s interests and her adept handling of form have created an opus of classics both elegant and necessary.” With her selections and introductory essay for The Best American Poetry 2017, Trethewey will be highlighting even more “elegant and necessary” poems and poets, adding to the national conversation of verse and its role in our culture. The Best American Poetry is not just another anthology; it serves as a guide to who’s who and what’s happening in American poetry and is an eagerly awaited publishing event each year. With Trethewey’s insightful touch and genius for plumbing the depths of history and personal experience to shape striking verse, The Best American Poetry 2017 is another brilliant addition to the series.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 481

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This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2272

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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.