"American Alphabets showcases poems that are as immediate as they are passionate: an impressive collection of poets whose work defines the diversity and complexity of America, and a work whose resonance will be felt for a long time."
A major new
anthology of recent American poetry, featuring generous
selections of the work of 25 extraordinary poets born
since World War II, with thoughtful introductions and annotations.
In language of striking originality and beauty, these
illuminate the complexities of contemporary life and
chart the contours of the American landscape.
Ali * Pamela Alexander * Bruce Beasley
Robin Behn *
Linda Bierds * Marianne Boruch * Mark Doty
Dubie * Beckian Fritz Goldberg
Linda Gregerson * Bob
* Yusef Komunyakaa * Larry Levis
Thomas Lux * Carol
Muske-Dukes * Carl Phillips * Mary Ruefle
John * Susan Stewart
* Arthur Sze * Lee Upton
Bruce Weigl * C. D. Wright
* Franz Wright
David Walker is also the editor of Poets
Reading: The FIELD Symposia and the revised edition
of A FIELD Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.