THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2001
Guest Editor: ROBERT HASS

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Nin Andrews, Notes for a Sermon on the Mount
Appeared in: Another Chicago Magazine
Rae Armantrout, The Plan
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
John Ashbery, Crossroads in the Past
Appeared in: The New York Review of Books
Angela Ball, Jazz
Appeared in: The Nebraska Review
Mary Jo Bang, Crossed-Over, Fiend-Snitched, X-ed Out
Appeared in: New American Writing
Cal Bedient, When the Gods Put on Meter
Appeared in: Colorado Review
Elizabeth Bishop, Vague Poem
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Robert Bly, The French Generals
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Lee Ann Brown, Sonnet Around Stephanie
Appeared in: Verse
Michael Burkard, Notes About My Face
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Trent Busch, Heartland
Appeared in: The Nation
Amina Calil, Blouse of Felt
Appeared in: Faucheuse
Anne Carson, Longing, a documentary
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Joshua Clover, Ceriserie
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Billy Collins, Snow Day
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Robert Creeley, En Famille
Appeared in: Boston Book Review
Lydia Davis, A Mown Lawn
Appeared in: McSweeney's
R. Erica Doyle, Ma Ramon
Appeared in: Callaloo
Christopher Edgar, The Cloud of Unknowing
Appeared in: Boston Review
Thomas Sayers Ellis, T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.
Appeared in: AGNI
Amy England, The Art of the Snake Story
Appeared in: Quarter After Eight
Alan Feldman, Contemporary American Poetry
Appeared in: Poetry
James Galvin, Little Dantesque
Appeared in: Fence
Louise Gl├╝ck, Time
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Jewelle Gomez, My Chakabuku Mama: a comic tale
Appeared in: Callaloo
Jorie Graham, Gulls
Appeared in: Conjunctions
Linda Gregerson, Waterborne
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Linda Gregg, The Singers Change, The Music Goes On
Appeared in: AGNI
Allen Grossman, Enough rain for Agnes Walquist
Appeared in: The Southern Review
Donald Hall, Her Garden
Appeared in: The Times Literary Supplement
Anthony Hecht, Sarabande on Attaining the Age of Seventy-Seven
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Lyn Hejinian, Nights
Appeared in: Conjunctions
Brenda Hillman, The Formation of Soils
Appeared in: The Journal
Jane Hirshfield, In Praise of Coldness
Appeared in: Tin House
John Hollander, What the Lovers in the Old Songs Thought
Appeared in: The New Republic
Richard Howard, After 65
Appeared in: The Antioch Review
Fanny Howe, Doubt
Appeared in: Seneca Review
Olena Kalytiak Davis, Sweet Reader, Flanneled and Tulled
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Shirley Kaufman, The Emperor of China
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Galway Kinnell, The Quick and the Dead
Appeared in: The New Yorker
David Kirby, Dear Derrida
Appeared in: The Kenyon Review
Carolyn Kizer, The Ashes
Appeared in: The Texas Review
Kenneth Koch, To World War Two
Appeared in: Harper's
Noelle Kocot, Consolations Before an Affair, Upper West Side
Appeared in: Another Chicago Magazine
John Koethe, Songs of the Valley
Appeared in: Southwest Review
Yusef Komunyakaa, Seven Deadly Sins
Appeared in: Poetry
Mark Levine, Wedding Day
Appeared in: Northwest Review
Sarah Manguso, The Rider
Appeared in: American Letters & Commentary
J. D. McClatchy, Tattoos
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Colleen J. McElroy, Mae West Chats It Up with Bessie Smith
Appeared in: Crab Orchard Review
Heather McHugh, My One
Appeared in: jubilat
Harryette Mullen, Music for Homemade Instruments
Appeared in: Facture
Carol Muske Dukes, Our Kitty
Appeared in: Evansville Review
Alice Notley, Where Leftover Misery Goes
Appeared in: Chain
Sharon Olds, His Costume
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Kathleen Ossip, The Nature of Things
Appeared in: Barrow Street
Grace Paley, Here
Appeared in: The Massachusetts Review
Michael Palmer, Untitled (February 2000)
Appeared in: Conjunctions
John Peck, A Metal Denser Than, and Liquid
Appeared in: AGNI
Lucia Perillo, The Ghost Shirt
Appeared in: Pequod
Carl Phillips, The Clearing
Appeared in: Callaloo
Robert Pinsky, Jersey Rain
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Claudia Rankine, A short narrative of breasts and womb in service of Plot entitled
Appeared in: Verse
Adrienne Rich, Architect
Appeared in: The Paris Review
James Richardson, Vectors: Forty-five Aphorisms and Ten-second Essays
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Rachel Rose, "What We Heard About the Japanese" and "What the Japanese Perhaps Heard"
Appeared in: Verse
Mary Ruefle, Furtherness
Appeared in: American Letters & Commentary
James Schuyler, Along Overgrown Paths
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Charles Simic, Night Picnic
Appeared in: Boston Review
Susan Stewart, Apple
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Larissa Szporluk, Meteor
Appeared in: The Journal
James Tate, The Diagnosis
Appeared in: LIT
Bernard Welt, I stopped writing poetry...
Appeared in: The Antioch Review
Dean Young, Sources of the Delaware
Appeared in: Volt
Rachel Zucker, In Your Version of Heaven I Am Younger
Appeared in: American Poetry Review

 

 
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