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New Young American Poets


Named one of the "Top 10 Poetry Books" of 2000 by Booklist.

Prufer has chosen well, has done an excellent job of searching through the ranks of the talented young .... All in all, The New Young American Poets would appear to portend good things for American poetry's future....    —American Literary History / Oxford University Press

A generation of poets begins to take shape—sober with concern, high in craft, self-reflexive.  —Ruminator Review

Multicultural, on the edge, and wide ranging in style and subject, it includes some of the finest poets of our time. —Library Journal (starred review)

These young poets' seriousness of intent and their freedom from the solipsism of many who came immediately before them, bode well for American poetry in the new century. —Literal Latte

I was reluctant to close this anthology long enough to sit down and review it. —Ohio Writer

We have in the most extended sense a purely "American" poetry — uneducated in tradition, democratic, eclectic, vigilante, and filled with inventive genius.  —The Kenyon Review

This is a good book — it'd work in the classroom as an introduction to the most contemporary of contemporary poets, it's worth reading ragged, and no doubt it leaves many editors, poets, and publishers jealous.   —Notre Dame Review

There are so many good poems here...that the future of American poetry looks bright, indeed. —Booklist (starred review)




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