THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1993
Guest Editor: LOUISE GLÜCK

 
 
 

Table of Contents

A. R. Ammons, Garbage
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
John Ashbery, Baked Alaska
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Michael Atkinson, The Same Trouble with Beauty You've Always Had
Appeared in: Ontario Review
Stephen Berg, Cold Cash
Appeared in: The Kenyon Review
Sophie Cabot Black, Interrogation
Appeared in: AGNI
Stephanie Brown, Chapter One
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Charles Bukowski, Three Oranges
Appeared in: OnTheBus
Hayden Carruth, At His Last Gig
Appeared in: The Ohio Review
Tom Clark, Statue
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Killarney Clary, "An Unlikely One Will Guide Me..."
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Marc Cohen, Sometimes in Winter
Appeared in: Santa Monica Review
Billy Collins, Tuesday, June 4th, 1991
Appeared in: Poetry
Peter Cooley, Macular Degeneration
Appeared in: Iowa Review
Carolyn Creedon, litany
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Barbara Cully, Repressed Theme
Appeared in: Free Lunch
Carl Dennis, The Window in Spring
Appeared in: Shenandoah
Tim Dlugos, Healing the World from Battery Park
Appeared in: Hanging Loose
Stephen Dobyns, Favorite Iraqi Soldier
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Denise Duhamel, Feminism
Appeared in: Hanging Loose
Stephen Dunn, The Vanishings
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Roger Fanning, Shoelace
Appeared in: Phoebe
Alice B. Fogel, The Necessity
Appeared in: Boston Review
Tess Gallagher, One Kiss
Appeared in: Fine Madness
Albert Goldbarth, Life Is Happy,
Appeared in: Boulevard
Jorie Graham, What the Instant Contains
Appeared in: Epoch
Allen Grossman, Great Work Farm Elegy
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Thom Gunn, The Butcher's Son
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Donald Hall, Pluvia
Appeared in: The Nation
Mark Halliday, Vegetable Wisdom
Appeared in: The Virginia Quarterly Review
Daniel Halpern, Argument
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
Paul Hoover, Theory
Appeared in: Ploughshares
David Ignatow, Absolutely
Appeared in: Boulevard
Josephine Jacobsen, Hourglass
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Mark Jarman, Questions for Ecclesiastes
Appeared in: New England Review
Rodney Jones, Grand Projection
Appeared in: New England Review
Donald Justice, Invitation to a Ghost
Appeared in: Sewanee Theological Review
Brigit Pegeen Kelly, The White Pilgrim: Old Christian Cemetery
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
Robert Kelly, Mapping
Appeared in: Grand Street
Jane Kenyon, Having It Out with Melancholy
Appeared in: Poetry
Pamela Kircher, Looking at the Sea
Appeared in: The Ohio Review
Kenneth Koch, Talking to Patrizia
Appeared in: Poetry
Phyllis Koestenbaum, Harriet Feigenbaum Is a Sculptor
Appeared in: Poetry New York
Stanley Kunitz, Chariot
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
Denise Levertov, In California During the Gulf War
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Lisa Lewis, The Urinating Man
Appeared in: Poetry East
Thomas Lux, Grim Town in a Steep Valley
Appeared in: Field
Elizabeth Macklin, The Nearsighted
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Tom Mandel, Open Rebuke (Concealed Love)
Appeared in: Hambone
James McMichael, from The Person She Is
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Sandra McPherson, Waiting for Lesser Duckweed: On a Proposal of lssa's
Appeared in: Iowa Review
W.S. Merwin, The Stranger
Appeared in: Poetry
Susan Mitchell, Rapture
Appeared in: Provincetown Arts
A. F. Moritz, April Fool's Day, Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Appeared in: The Spoon River Quarterly
Mary Oliver, Poppies
Appeared in: The Kenyon Review
Ron Padgett, Advice to Young Writers
Appeared in: The World
Michael Palmer, Who Is to Say
Appeared in: Epoch
Lucia Maria Perillo, Skin
Appeared in: Ontario Review
Wang Ping, Of Flesh and Spirit
Appeared in: The World
Lawrence Raab, Magic Problems
Appeared in: Shenandoah
Adrienne Rich, Not Somewhere Else, But Here
Appeared in: Southwest Review
Laura Riding, Makeshift
Appeared in: Chelsea
Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Angels Grieving over the Dead Christ
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Hugh Seidman, Icon
Appeared in: Pequod
Charles Simic, This Morning
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Louis Simpsom, Suddenly
Appeared in: The Hudson Review
Gary Snyder, Ripples on the Surface
Appeared in: Grand Street
Gerald Stern, Coleman Valley Road
Appeared in: Black Warrior Review
Ruth Stone, That Winter
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Mark Strand, from Dark Harbor
Appeared in: The New Republic
James Tate, In My Own Backyard
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
John Updike, To a Former Mistress, Now Dead
Appeared in: Poetry
Ellen Bryant Voigt, Song and Story
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Susan Wheeler, A Filial Republic
Appeared in: No Roses Review
C. K. Williams, A Dream of Mind: The Gap
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Dean Young, The Business of Love Is Cruelty
Appeared in: Poetry East

 

 
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