THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2004
Guest Editor: LYN HEJINIAN

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Kim Addonizio, Chicken
Appeared in: Five Points
Will Alexander, from Solea of the Simooms
Appeared in: No: a journal of the arts
Bruce Andrews, from Dang Me
Appeared in: SHINY
Rae Armantrout, Almost
Appeared in: Mississippi Review
Craig Arnold, Your friend's arriving on the bus
Appeared in: Open City
John Ashbery, Wolf Ridge
Appeared in: Conjunctions
Mary Jo Bang, The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Alan Bernheimer, 20 Questions
Appeared in: SHINY, The Forward
Charles Bernstein, Sign Under Test
Appeared in: Michigan Quarterly Review
Anselm Berrigan, Token Enabler
Appeared in: Rattapallax, Mississippi Review, Can We Have Our Ball Back?
Mark Bibbins, from Blasted Fields of Clover Bring Harrowing and Regretful Sighs
Appeared in: Boston Review
Oni Buchanan, The Walk
Appeared in: Conduit
Michael Burkard, a cloud of dusk
Appeared in: Lyric
Anne Carson, Gnosticism
Appeared in: The New Yorker
T.J. Clark, Landscape with a Calm
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Billy Collins, The Centrifuge
Appeared in: Fulcrum
Jack Collom, 3-4-00
Appeared in: Ecopoetics
Michael Costello, Ode to My lint and Boom Bolivia
Appeared in: Columbia Poetry Review
Michael Davidson, Bad Modernism
Appeared in: No: a journal of the arts
Olena Kalytiak Davis, You Art A Scholar, Horation, Speak To It
Appeared in: Tin House
Jean Day, Prose of the World Order
Appeared in: 26: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics
Linh Dinh, 13
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Rita Dove, All Souls
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Draft 55:Quiptych
Appeared in: Conjunctions
kari edwards, short sorry
Appeared in: Aufgabe
Kenward Elmslie, Sibling Rivalry
Appeared in: New American Writing
Aaron Fogel, 337,000, December, 2000
Appeared in: Pataphysics
Ariel Greenberg, Saints
Appeared in: The Canary
Ted Greenwald, Anyway
Appeared in: SHINY
Barbara Guest, Nostalgia of the Infinite
Appeared in: No: a journal of the arts
Carla Harryman, from Baby
Appeared in: Sal Mimeo
Jane Hirshfield, Poe: An Assay (I)
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review, Poetry Daily
John Hollander, For Fiddle-De-Dee
Appeared in: Hotel Amerika
Fanny Howe, Catholic
Appeared in: Chicago Review
Kenneth Irby, [Record]
Appeared in: No: a journal of the arts
Major Jackson, from Urban Renewal
Appeared in: Provincetown Arts, Poetry Daily
Marc Jaffee, King of Repetition
Appeared in: Hanging Loose
Kenneth Koch, The Man
Appeared in: SHINY
John Koethe, To an Audience
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
Yusef Komunyakaa, Ignis Fatuus
Appeared in: The New Republic
Sean Manzano Labrador, The Dark Continent
Appeared in: Rapidfeed
Ann Lauterbach, After Mahler
Appeared in: No: a journal of the arts
Nathaniel Mackey, Sound and Cerement
Appeared in: Hotel Amerika
Harry Mathews, Lateral Disregard
Appeared in: SHINY
Steve McCaffery, Some Versions of Pastoral
Appeared in: TriQuarterly
K. Silem Mohammad, Mars Needs Terrorists
Appeared in: Kiosk
ErĂ­n Moure, 8 Little Theatres of the Cornices
Appeared in: No: a journal of the arts
Paul Muldoon, The Last Time I Saw Chris
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Eileen Myles, No Rewriting
Appeared in: Mississippi Review
Alice Notley, State of the Union
Appeared in: Columbia Poetry Review
Jeni Olin, Blue Collar Holiday
Appeared in: Hanging Loose, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket
Danielle Pafunda, RSVP
Appeared in: Pleiades
Heidi Peppermint, Real Toads
Appeared in: La Petite Zine
Bob Perelman, Here 2
Appeared in: DCPoetry Anthology 2003
Carl Phillips, Pleasure
Appeared in: Tin House
Robert Pinsky, Samba
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Carl Rakosi, In the First Circle of Limbo
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Ed Roberson, Ideas Gray Suits Bowler Hats Baal
Appeared in: Chicago Review
Kit Robinson, The 3D Matchmove Artist
Appeared in: DCPoetry Anthology 2003
Carly Sachs, the story
Appeared in: PMS
Jennifer Scappettone, III
Appeared in: Boston Review
Frederick Seidel, Love Song
Appeared in: Fence, Harper's
David Shapiro, A Burning Interior
Appeared in: SHINY
Ron Silliman, Compliance Engineering
Appeared in: Antennae
Bruce Smith, Song of the Ransom of the Dark
Appeared in: POOL
Brian Kim Stefans, They're Putting a New Door In
Appeared in: Boston Review
Gerald Stern, Dog That I Am
Appeared in: Lyric
Virgil Suarez, La Florida
Appeared in: New England Review
Arthur Sze, Acanthus
Appeared in: The Butcher Shop
James Tate, Bounden Duty
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Edwin Torres, The Theorist Has No Samba!
Appeared in: Van Gogh's Ear
Rodrigo Toscano, Meditatio Lectoris
Appeared in: Kiosk, Rattapallax
Paul Violi, Appeal to Grammarians
Appeared in: Green Mountains Review
David Wagoner, Trying to Make Music
Appeared in: Hanging Loose
Charles Wright, In Praise of Han Shan
Appeared in: Five Points

 

 
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