THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1991
Guest Editor: MARK STRAND

 
 
 

Table of Contents

Johnathon Aaron, The Voice from Paxos
Appeared in: The New York Review of Books
Ai, Evidence: From a Reporter's Notebook
Appeared in: Pequod
Dick Allen, Talking with Poets
Appeared in: The Hudson Review
Julia Alvarez, Bookmaking
Appeared in: Green Mountains Review
John Ash, Cigarettes
Appeared in: Mudfish
John Ashbery, Of Dreams and Dreaming
Appeared in: Grand Street
George Bradley, Great Stone Face
Appeared in: Partisan Review
Joseph Brodsky, In Memory of My Father: Australia
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Gerald Burns, Double Sonnet for Mickey
Appeared in: Temblor
Amy Clampitt, A Whippoorwill in the Woods
Appeared in: Boulevard
Marc Cohen, Blue Lonely Dreams
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Alfred Corn, Infernal Regions and the Invisible Girl
Appeared in: Poetry
Stephen Dobyns, Desire
Appeared in: Antaeus
Stephen Dunn, Bringing It Down
Appeared in: The Georgia Review
Carolyn Forche, The Recording Angel
Appeared in: Antaeus
Alice Fulton, The Fractal Lanes
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Louise Gl├╝ck, Celestial Music
Appeared in: New Letters
Jorie Graham, The Phase After History
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Melissa Green, The Consolation of Boethius
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Debora Greger, The Afterlife
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Linda Gregerson, Safe
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Allen Grossman, The Ether Dome (An Entertainment)
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
Thom Gunn, The Beautician
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Donald Hall, Tubes
Appeared in: Boulevard
Brooks Haxton, Garden
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Daniel Hoffman, Who We Are
Appeared in: Grand Street
John Hollander, The See-Saw
Appeared in: The New Republic
Paul Hoover, Desire
Appeared in: O.blek
Ron Horning, Second Nature
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Richard Howard, What Word Did the Greeks Have for It?
Appeared in: The Threepenny Review
Josephine Jacobsen, The Woods
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Donald Justice, Body and Soul
Appeared in: Antaeus
Vickie Karp, Elegy
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Robert Kelly, A Flower for the New Year
Appeared in: O.blek
Jane Kenyon, Let Evening Come
Appeared in: Harvard Magazine
Karl Kirchwey, The Diva's First Song (White's Hotel, London)
Appeared in: Partisan Review
Carolyn Kizer, Marriage Song
Appeared in: Antaeus
Kenneth Koch, A Time Zone
Appeared in: The Paris Review
John Koethe, Morning in America
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Mark Levine, Work Song
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Laurence Lieberman, Dark Songs: Slave House and Synagogue
Appeared in: Pequod
Elizabeth Macklin, At the Classics Teacher's
Appeared in: The New Yorker
J. D. McClatchy, An Essay on Friendship
Appeared in: Poetry
James McManus, Smash and Scatteration
Appeared in: New American Writing
James Merrill, The "Ring" Cycle
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Susan Mitchell, Sky of Clouds
Appeared in: Provincetown Arts
Gary Mitchner, Benedick's Complaints: Much Ado About Nothing
Appeared in: Western Humanities Review
A. F. Moritz, Protracted Episode
Appeared in: Southwest Review
Thylias Moss, Lunchcounter Freedom
Appeared in: Gargoyle
Joyce Carol Oates, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, 1942
Appeared in: The Yale Review
Bob Perelman, Chronic Meanings
Appeared in: Temblor
Robert Polito, Evidence
Appeared in: Pequod
Katha Pollitt, Night Subway
Appeared in: The New Republic
Susan Prospere, Into the Open
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Jack Roberts, The New Reforms
Appeared in: Sites
Sherod Santos, Two Poems
Appeared in: The New Yorker
Lloyd Schwartz, Leaves
Appeared in: The New Republic
Robyn Selman, Past Lives
Appeared in: Ploughshares
David Shapiro, The Seasons
Appeared in: American Poetry Review
Laurie Sheck, Living Color
Appeared in: Ploughshares
Charles Simic, Country Fair
Appeared in: The New Yorker
David R. Slavitt, The Wound
Appeared in: Boulevard
Charlie Smith, The Woman as Figure
Appeared in: New American Writing
Elizabeth Spires, The Haiku Master
Appeared in: The New Criterion
David St. John, Merlin
Appeared in: Antaeus
Ruth Stone, For Seven Women
Appeared in: Boulevard
Patricia Storace, War Movie: Last Leave, 1944
Appeared in: Ploughshares
James Tate, I Am a Finn
Appeared in: Iowa Review
Molly Tenenbaum, Reminiscence Forward
Appeared in: Fine Madness
David Trinidad, Reruns
Appeared in: Brooklyn Review
Chase Twichell, Revenge
Appeared in: Antaeus
Derek Walcott, Omeros
Appeared in: Partisan Review
Rosanna Warren, Song
Appeared in: The Atlantic Monthly
Susan Wheeler, Lasting Influence
Appeared in: The Paris Review
Charles Wright, Reading Lao Tzu Again in the New Year
Appeared in: Poetry

 

 
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