The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry by Michael Collier

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Gathers poems by more than eighty contemporary writers.

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MICHAEL COLLIER is Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and Professor of English at University of Maryland. He is author of three books of poetry, and editor of The Wesleyan Tradition: Four Decades of American Poetry (Wesleyan, 1993) and of The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology.STANLEY PLUMLY, author of many volumes of poetry, including The Marriage in the Trees (1997) and Summer Celestial (1983), is Distinguished University Professor at University of Maryland.
Published July 1, 1999 by Bread Loaf Writers' Conference/Middlebury. 381 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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While most of this work is not confessional in the strict sense, it is disheartening how few of the poems here rise above the basic frame of the exhausted, inescapable self in the world, or how, when a different theme is adopted, it is still tied to basic formal tricks--the piling up of redundant...

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