THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1994
Guest Editor: A. R. AMMONS

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Dick Allen, A Short History of the Vietnam War Years
Appeared in: The Gettysburg Review
Tom Andrews, Cinema Vérité
Appeared in: Field
John Ashbery, Myrtle
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Burlin Barr, Tremendous Mood Swings
Appeared in: Grand Street
Cynthia Bond, What You Want Means What You Can Afford
Appeared in: Ascent
Catherine Bowman, Demographics
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
George Bradley, The Fire Fetched Down
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Charles Bukowski, me against the world
Appeared in: Urbanus
Rebecca Byrkit, The Only Dance There Is
Appeared in: New England Review
Amy Clampitt, A Catalpa Tree on West Twelfth Street
Appeared in: The New York Times
Michelle T. Clinton, Tantrum Girl Responds to Death
Appeared in: The Kenyon Review
James Cummins, Sestina
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Ramola Dharmaraj, full of rain, the word
Appeared in: Green Mountains Review
Thomas M. Disch, The Cardinal Detoxes: A Play in One Act
Appeared in: The Hudson Review
Mark Doty, Difference
Appeared in: Boulevard
Denise Duhamel, Bulimia
Appeared in: Poet Lore
Tony Esolen, Northwestern Mathematics
Appeared in: Fine Madness
Richard Foerster, Life Drawing
Appeared in: Poetry
Alice Fulton, The Priming Is a Negligee
Appeared in: Southwest Review
Allison Funk, After Dark
Appeared in: Poetry
Jorie Graham, In the Hotel
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Debora Greger, The Frog in the Swimming Pool
Appeared in: The New Republic
Donald Hall, Another Elegy
Appeared in: Iowa Review
Forrest Hamer, Getting Happy
Appeared in: ZYZZYVA
Lyn Hejinian, The Polar Circle
Appeared in: Grand Street
Roald Hoffmann, Deceptively Like a Solid
Appeared in: Glass Technology
John Hollander, Variations on a Fragment by Trumball Stickney
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Janet Holmes, The Love of the Flesh
Appeared in: Tar River Poetry
Paul Hoover, Baseball
Appeared in: Another Chicago Magazine
Richard Howard, A Lost Art
Appeared in: Poetry
Phyllis Janowitz, The Necessary Angel
Appeared in: River Styx
Mark Jarman, Unholy Sonnets
Appeared in: The New Criterion
Alice Jones, The Foot
Appeared in: ZYZZYVA
Rodney Jones, Contempt
Appeared in: Michigan Quarterly Review
Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Courting the Famous Figures at the Grotto of Improbable Thought
Appeared in: Northwest Review
Caroline Knox, A Rune
Appeared in: Fine Madness
Kenneth Koch, One Train May Hide Another
Appeared in: The New York Review of Books
Dionisio D. Martínez, Avant-Dernieres Pensees
Appeared in: Seneca Review
J. D. McClatchy, Found Parable
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Jeffrey McDaniel, Following Her to Sleep
Appeared in: Ploughshares
James McManus, Spike Logic
Appeared in: Salmagundi
James Merrill, Family Week at Oracle Ranch
Appeared in: The New Yorker
W. S. Merwin, One of the Lives
Appeared in: The New York Review of Books
Stephen Paul Miller, I Was on a Golf Course the Day John Cage Died of a Stroke
Appeared in: Poetry New York
Jenny Mueller, Allegory
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Harryette Mullen, From Muse & Drudge
Appeared in: AGNI
Brighde Mullins, At the Lakehouse
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Fred Muratori, Sensible Qualities
Appeared in: No Roses Review
Sharon Olds, The Knowing
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Maureen Owen, Them
Appeared in: Poetry New York
Kathleen Peirce, Divided Touch, Divided Color
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Carl Phillips, A Mathematics of Breathing
Appeared in: AGNI
Lloyd Schwartz, Pornography
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Frederick Seidel, Pol Pot
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Alan Shapiro, The Letter
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Angela Shaw, Courtesan
Appeared in: Chelsea
Charles Simic, Read Your Fate
Appeared in: The New Yorker
W. D. Snodgrass, Snow Songs
Appeared in: The Kenyon Review
Elizabeth Spires, The Robed Heart
Appeared in: Iowa Review
A. E. Stallings, Apollo Takes Charge of His Muses
Appeared in: Beloit Poetry Journal
Mark Strand, The Mysterious Maps
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Sharan Strange, Offering
Appeared in: Callaloo
May Swenson, Sleeping with Boa
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Janet Sylvester, Modern Times
Appeared in: Boulevard
James Tate, Like a Scarf
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Patricia Traxler, Death of a Distant In-Law
Appeared in: AGNI
William Wadsworth, The Snake in the Garden Considers Daphne
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Kevin Walker, My Talk with an Elegant Man
Appeared in: The Bridge
Rosanne Wasserman, Putting in a Word
Appeared in: Boulevard
Bruce Weigl, The One
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Joshua Weiner, Who They Were
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Henry Weinfield, Song for the In-Itselfand For-Itself
Appeared in: Poetry New York
Michael White, Camille Monet sur son lit de mort
Appeared in: The New Republic
Richard Wilbur, A Digression
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Dean Young, Upon Hearing of My Friend's Marriage Breaking Up
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review

 

 
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