The Best American Poetry 2020

November 1, 2020
The Best American Poetry 2020

The 2020 edition of contemporary American poetryreturns, guest edited by Paisley Rekdal, the award-winning poet andauthor of Nightingale, proving that this is "a 'best'anthology that really lives up to its title" (ChicagoTribune).Since 1988, The Best American Poetry anthology series has been"one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world" (Academy ofAmerican Poets). Each volume in the series presents some of theyear's most remarkable poems and poets.Now, the 2020 edition is guest edited by Utah's Poet LaureatePaisely Rekdal, called "a poet of observation and history...[who]revels in detail but writes vast, moral poems that help us live ina world of contraries" by the Los Angeles Times. InThe Best American Poetry 2020, she has selected afascinating array of work that speaks eloquently to the"contraries" of our present moment in time.