THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1999
Guest Editor: ROBERT BLY

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Dick Allen, The Selfishness of the Poetry Reader
Appeared in: The Caf? Review
John Balaban, Story
Appeared in: Verse
Coleman Barks, Bill Matthews Coming Along (1942-1997)
Appeared in: Figdust
George Bilgere, Catch
Appeared in: The Sewanee Review
Elizabeth Bishop, Foreign-Domestic
Appeared in: Conjunctions
Chana Bloch, Tired Sex
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Philip Booth, Narrow Road, Presidents' Day
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
John Brehm, Sea of Faith
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Hayden Carruth, Because I Am
Appeared in: Seneca Review
Lucille Clifton, the mississippi river empties into the gulf
Appeared in: River City
Billy Collins, Dharma
Appeared in: Poetry
Robert Creeley, Mitch
Appeared in: Solo
Lydia Davis, Betrayal
Appeared in: Hambone
Debra Kang Dean, Taproot
Appeared in: Crab Orchard Review
Chard deNiord, Pasternak
Appeared in: New England Review
Russell Edson, Madam's Heart
Appeared in: The Prose Poem
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, A Buddha in the Woodpile
Appeared in: Blasts
Dan Gerber, My Father's Fields
Appeared in: Poetry
Louise Glück, Vita Nova
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Ray Gonzalez, Breastbone
Appeared in: The Bitter Oleander
John Haines, The Last Election
Appeared in: Many Mountains Moving
Donald Hall, Smile
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Jennifer Michael Hecht, September
Appeared in: The Antioch Review
Bob Hicok, What Would Freud Say?
Appeared in: Cream City Review
Jane Hirshfield, The Envoy
Appeared in: Blue Sofa
Tony Hoagland, Lawrence
Appeared in: Ploughshares
John Hollander, Beach Whispers
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Amy Holman, Man Script
Appeared in: Literal Latte
David Ignatow, The Story of Progress
Appeared in: Verse
Gray Jacobik, The Circle Theatre
Appeared in: Alkali Flats
Josephine Jacobsen, Last Will and Testament
Appeared in: Potomac Review
Louis Jenkins, Two Prose Poems
Appeared in: Rosebud
Mary Karr, The Patient
Appeared in: Poetry
X. J. Kennedy, A Curse on a Thief
Appeared in: Harvard Review
Galway Kinnell, Why Regret?
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Carolyn Kizer, The Erotic Philosophers
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Ron Koertge, 1989
Appeared in: Solo
Yusef Komunyakaa, Scapegoat
Appeared in: Ontario Review
William Kulik, The Triumph of Narcissus and Aphrodite
Appeared in: Black Warrior Review
James Laughlin, Nunc Dimittis
Appeared in: DoubleTake
Dorianne Laux, The Shipfitter's Wife
Appeared in: DoubleTake
Li-Young Lee, The Sleepless Grape
Appeared in: Water Stone
Denise Levertov, First Love
Appeared in: Kalliope
Philip Levine, The Return
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
David Mamet, A Charade
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Gigi Marks, The Swim
Appeared in: Poetry
William Matthews, Misgivings
Appeared in: Poetry
Wesley McNair, The Characters of Dirty Jokes
Appeared in: Mid-American Review
Czeslaw Milosz, A Ball
Appeared in: Partisan Review
Joan Murray, From "Sonny's Face. Sonny's Hands"
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Sharon Olds, What It Meant
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Mary Oliver, Flare
Appeared in: Shenandoah
Franco Pagnucci, And Now
Appeared in: Acorn
Molly Peacock, Say You Love Me
Appeared in: Fence
Alberto Ríos, Writing from Memory
Appeared in: Meridian
David Ray, Hemingway's Garden
Appeared in: New Millennium Writings
Adrienne Rich, Seven Skins
Appeared in: The Progressive
Kay Ryan, That Will to Divest
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Sonia Sanchez, Last recording session/for papa joe
Appeared in: Painted Bride Quarterly
Revan Schendler, The Public and the Private Spheres
Appeared in: Salmagundi
Myra Shapiro, Longing and Wonder
Appeared in: Common Sense
Charles Simic, Barber College Haircut
Appeared in: AGNI
Louis Simpson, A Shearling Coat
Appeared in: The Hudson Review
Thomas R. Smith, Housewarming
Appeared in: AGNI
Marcia Southwick, A Star Is Born in the Eagle Nebula
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
William Stafford, Ways to Live
Appeared in: Cream City Review
Peggy Steele, The Drunkard's Daughter
Appeared in: Blue Sofa
Ruth Stone, A Moment
Appeared in: Paterson Literary Review
Larissa Szporluk, Deer Crossing the Sea
Appeared in: Green Mountains Review
Diane Thiel, The Minefield
Appeared in: Tor House Newsletter
David Wagoner, Thoreau and the Crickets
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Richard Wilbur, This Pleasing Anxious Being
Appeared in: The New Yorker
C.K. Williams, Archetypes
Appeared in: Ontario Review
Charles Wright, American Twilight
Appeared in: Partisan Review
Timothy Young, The Thread of Sunlight
Appeared in: The Journal of Family Life

 

 
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