The book is out! In this season of Best Americans, we’re happy to say that two poems published in our pages during 2015 appear in Best American Poetry 2016, guest edited by Edward Hirsch with series editor David Lehman.
We’re also pleased to note that our poetry editor Rick Barot also has a poem in that anthology: “Whitman, 1841,” originally published in Waxwing.
As Edward Hirsch says in his introduction, “In our era, poetry has been radically wrenched and questioned, reframed, reformed, hybridized, ecologized, politicized, erased—its difficulties are notorious—and yet it continues to speak from the margins, to move and tell stories, to disturb and console us. It engages our interior lives, social experiences, planetary woes.”