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Best New Poets 2019

50 Poems from Emerging Writers
Edited by Cate Marvin

BUY Paper · 6 × 8 · ISBN 9780997562330 · $12.95 · Feb 2020

Entering its fifteenth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by the country’s top literary magazines and writing programs, as well as some two thousand additional poems submitted through an open online competition. The work of the fifty writers represented here provides the best perspective available on the continuing vitality of poetry as it is being practiced today.


"A reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to evolve."

Publishers Weekly

"This collection stands out among the crowd claiming to represent emergent poets. Much of the editing and preliminary reading was done by emerging poets themselves, which results in an anthology that’s fresh and eclectic, and may actually represent a significant portion of the best new poetry being written by the next generation."

Virginia Quarterly Review

About the Author(s): 

Cate Marvin teaches in the Stonecoast M.F.A. Program at the University of Southern Maine and is Professor of English at the College of Staten Island and City University of New York. The recipient of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is the author of three books of poetry, including, most recently, Oracle.

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