THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1996
Guest Editor: ADRIENNE RICH

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Latif Asad Abdullah, The Tombs
Appeared in: Extracts from Pelican Bay
Sherman Alexie, Capital Punishment
Appeared in: Indiana Review
Margaret Atwood, Morning in the Burned House
Appeared in: North American Review
Thomas Avena, Cancer Garden
Appeared in: The Occident
Marie Annharte Baker, Porkskin Panorama
Appeared in: Callaloo
Sidney Burris, Strong's Winter
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Rosemary Catacalos, David Talamantez on the Last Day of Second Grade
Appeared in: The Texas Observer
Marilyn Chin, Cauldron
Appeared in: The Kenyon Review
Wanda Coleman, American Sonnet (35)
Appeared in: River City
Jacqueline Dash, Me Again
Appeared in: In Time
Ingrid de Kok, Transfer
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
William Dickey, The Arrival of the Titanic
Appeared in: Poetry
Nancy Eimers, A Night Without Stars
Appeared in: Alaska Quarterly Review
Nancy Eimers, A History of Navigation
Appeared in: Poetry Northwest
Martin Espada, Rednecks
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Martin Espada, Sleeping on the Bus
Appeared in: The Progressive
Beth Ann Fennelly, Poem Not to Be Read at Your Wedding
Appeared in: Farmer's Market
Robert C. Fuentes, In This Place
Appeared in: Extracts from Pelican Bay
Rámon Garcia, Salmo: Para El
Appeared in: The Americas Review
Suzanne Gardinier, Two Girls
Appeared in: The American Voice
Frank Gaspar, Kapital
Appeared in: The Kenyon Review
Reginald Gibbons, White Beach
Appeared in: The Southern Review
C. S. Giscombe, All (Facts, Stories, Chance)
Appeared in: River Styx
Kimiko Hahn, Possession: A Zuihitsu
Appeared in: Another Chicago Magazine
Gail Hanlon, Plainsong
Appeared in: Poetry Flash
Henry Hart, The Prisoner of Camau
Appeared in: Beloit Poetry Journal
William Heyen, The Steadying
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Jonathan Johnson, Renewal
Appeared in: Cream City Review
Jane Kenyon, Reading Aloud to My Father
Appeared in: Poetry
August Kleinzahler, Two Canadian Landscapes
Appeared in: Private
Yusef Komunyakaa, Nude Study
Appeared in: The Kenyon Review
Stanley Kunitz, Touch Me
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Natasha Le Bel, Foot Fire Burn Dance
Appeared in: Hanging Loose
Natasha Le Bel, Boxing the Female
Appeared in: Hanging Loose
Carolyn Lei-Lanilau, Kolohe or Communication
Appeared in: Manoa
Valerie Martínez, It Is Not
Appeared in: Prairie Schooner
Davis McCombs, The River and Under the River
Appeared in: No Roses Review
Sandra McPherson, Edge Effect
Appeared in: Poetry
James Merrill, b o d y
Appeared in: The New York Times
W. S. Merwin, Lament for the Makers
Appeared in: Poetry
Jane Miller, Far Away
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Susan Mitchell, Girl Tearing Up Her Face
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Pat Mora, Mangos y limones
Appeared in: Prairie Schooner
Alice Notley, One of the Longest Times
Appeared in: Fourteen Hills
Naomi Shihab Nye, The Small Vases from Hebron
Appeared in: Many Mountains Moving
Alicia Ostriker, The Eighth and Thirteenth
Appeared in: Poetry Flash
Raymond Patterson, Harlem Suite
Appeared in: Drumvoices Revue
Carl Phillips, As From a Quiver of Arrows
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Wing Ping, Song of Calling Souls
Appeared in: Sulfur
Sterling Plumpp, Poet and When the Spirit Spray-Paints the Sky
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Katherine Alice Power, Sestina for Jaime
Appeared in: In Time
Reynolds Price, Twenty-One Years
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Alberto Alvaro Ríos, Domingo Limón
Appeared in: Prairie Schooner
Pattiann Rogers, Abundance and Satisfaction
Appeared in: Iowa Review
Quentin Rowan, Prometheus at Coney Island
Appeared in: Hanging Loose
David Shapiro, For the Evening Land
Appeared in: Lingo
Angela Shaw, Crepuscule
Appeared in: Poetry
Reginald Shepherd, Skin Trade
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Enid Shomer, Passive Resistance
Appeared in: Poetry
Gary Soto, Fair Trade
Appeared in: Prairie Schooner
Jean Starr, Flight
Appeared in: Callaloo
Deborah Stein, heat
Appeared in: Hanging Loose
Roberta Tejada, "Honeycomb perfection of this form before me..."
Appeared in: Sulfur
Chase Twichell, Aisle of Dogs
Appeared in: Iowa Review
Luis Alberto Urrea, Ghost Sickness
Appeared in: Many Mountains Moving
Jean Valentine, Tell Me, What Is the Soul
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Alma Luz Villanueva, Crazy Courage
Appeared in: Prairie Schooner
Karen Volkman, The Case
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Diane Wakoski, The Butcher's Apron
Appeared in: Many Mountains Moving
Ron Welburn, Yellow Wolf Spirit
Appeared in: Callaloo
Susan Wheeler, Run on a Warehouse
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Paul Wilis, Meeting Like This
Appeared in: Weber Studies
Anne Winters, The Mill-Race
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
C. Dale Young, Vespers
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Ray A. Young Bear, Our Bird Aegis
Appeared in: Callaloo

 

 
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