The Best American Poetry 2005
Guest Editor Paul Muldoon
Series Editor David Lehman

* David Lehman's Introductory Essay. * Poets. * First publication for poems.

Introductory Essays to
The Best American Poetry 2005

The Best American Poetry 2005 begins with an essay by the series editor, David Lehman, introducing this year's guest editor, Paul Muldoon.

David Lehman:

Paul Muldoon:

In his brief (three-page) 2005 introductory essay: Muldoon says that the editing of the anthology was a chore though it developed into "a cherishing of the heart of American poetry". So let us leave him in that place of sideways condescension.

How much more interesting is the essay by Billy Collins for The Best American Poetry: 2006.

Poets of
The Best American Poetry 2005.

This collection is edited by Paul Muldoon.

Of the 75 poets whose work is included, we have web pages on:

Some of Muldoon's choices have a clever trick to them that makes them Muldonish: Example include:

A large number are surreal.

First publication for poems of
The Best American Poetry 2005.

Acknowledges first publications in:

  1. American Letters & Commentary
  2. American Poetry Review
  3. The American Scholar
  4. Antioch Review
  5. The Atlantic Monthly
  6. Barrow Street
  7. Beloit Poetry Journal
  8. BOMB
  9. Boston Review
  10. Cincinnati Review
  11. Conduit
  12. Court Green
  13. Crazyhorse
  14. CROWD
  15. Denver Quarterly
  16. 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry
  17. Epoch
  18. Fence
  19. Gastronomica
  20. Good Food
  21. Gulf Coast
  22. Hanging Loose
  23. The Hudson Review
  24. Image
  25. In Posse Review
  26. Insurance Magazine
  27. The Iowa Review
  28. Jacket
  29. jubilat
  30. LIT
  31. The Los Angeles Review
  32. Michigan Quarterly Review
  33. Mudfish
  34. New American Writing
  35. The New Criterion
  36. New England Review
  37. New Letters
  38. New York Quarterly
  39. The New Yorker
  40. Notre Dame Review
  41. Open City
  42. The Paris Review
  43. Pleiades
  44. Pleine Marge
  45. Ploughshares
  46. PN Review
  47. Poetry
  48. Poetry Daily
  49. POOL: A Journal of Poetry
  50. Runes
  51. Salt
  52. Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics
  53. Shankpainter
  54. Shenandoah
  55. Slate
  56. Sycamore Review
  57. 32 Poems
  58. Verse Daily
  59. Virginia Quarterly Review
  60. Yale Review

Links and Books.

Links and Books.

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