Gail Mazur, Major Jackson, Didi Jackson, Nausheen Eusuf, and Lloyd Schwartz
The Best American Poetry 2019
This event includes a book signing
November 1, 2019
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome guest editor MAJOR JACKSON and celebrated poets and contributors GAIL MAZUR, DIDI JACKSON, NAUSHEEN EUSUF, and LLOYD SCHWARTZ for a reading from The Best American Poetry 2019.
About The Best American Poetry 2019
Since 1988, The Best American Poetry has been the leading anthology of contemporary American poetry. The Washington Post said of the 2017 edition, “The poems. . . have a wonderful cohesion and flow, as if each contributes to a larger narrative about life today. . . While readers may question some of the selections—an annual sport with this series—most will find much that resonates, including the insightful author notes at the back of the anthology.”
The state of the world has inspired many to write poetry, and to read it—to share all the rage, beauty, and every other thing under the sun in the way that only poetry can. Now the foremost anthology of contemporary American poetry returns, guest edited by Major Jackson, the poet and editor who “makes poems that rumble and rock” (poet Dorianne Laux). This brilliant 2019 edition includes some of the year’s most defining, striking, and innovative poems and poets.
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