Edited with Alexandra Oliver
"This comprehensive and joyous celebration of metered verse—from Shakespeare to slam poetry—brings together some of the best rhythmic lines in literature."
—From the Publisher
INCLUDES Auden, Blake, Brooks, Coleridge, Dickinson, Dunbar, Fenton, Frost, Hughes, Longfellow, Millay, Nelson, Poe, Stevenson, Walcott, and many more
One of the most enlightening and informative poetry anthologies in the last decade Metre is the heartbeat of poetry, what gives it its rhythm and conjures its mood, and Annie Finch takes the reader through the spectrum of metres to demonstrate the range and versatility of poetry’s patterns. — Jane Craddock, Nudge
Edited with Marie-Elizabeth Mali
INCLUDES Alexander, Alvarez, Auden, Bishop, Dove, Finch, Hardy, LeGuin, Liu, Merrill, Nelson, Peacock, Plath, Roethke, Siebles, Smith, Stallings, Troupe, Waldman, and many more
“A gorgeous pocket-sized collection . . . What makes this collection so rich is its diversity, how it veers from the comical to the metaphysical to the erotic and the political.”
—Jan Gardner, The Boston Globe
“Villanelles is a brilliant collection!’”
— “Best Recent Poetry,” The Telegraph
Edited with Maxine Kumin and D. Brown. INCLUDES Basho, Bernstein, Bishop, Blake, Bradstreet, Brooks, Cesaire, Chaucer, Clifton, Crane, Eliot, Harjo, Hejinian, Hirshfield, Horace, Lorca, McHugh, Milton, Moore, Nye, Olson, Ostriker, Poe, Pound, Sappho, Valery, Wheatley, Wordsworth, Yeats, and many more.
"An eclectic, stimulating, and informed selection of poets’ remarks on poetry spanning eras, ethnicities, and aesthetics."
—— From the Publisher
“What a wonderful, valuable, and original book this is! . . . It has my highest recommendation.”
Edited with Kathrine Varnes. Contemporary poets select a meter or form, describe it, and provide examples. "Achieving this level of eclecticism is a remarkable feat, especially given the strong opinions held . . ." INCLUDES Ali, Baraka, Bernstein, Boisseau, Collins, Hacker, Hass, Hecht, Hollander, Holman, Hoover, Kumin, Morris, Nims, Osman, Schulman, Snodgrass, Warren, and many more
"This book deftly and enthusiastically answers the question of where poetry stands at the beginning of the 21st century. Highest recommendation.
"An Exaltation of Forms is a revolutionary book!"
"A wonderful book. This unique and ground-breaking anthology also includes statements by the poets explaining why they write formal verse. Highly recommended.” —Starred Review, Library Journal
INCLUDES Alexander, Alvarez, Bruce, Cisneros, Clarke, Dove, Hacker, Kenyon, Nelson, Peacock, Sanchez, Sarton, Waldman, Wong, and many more
"Not only is this a peerless collection of poems; readers will also find the book invaluable for the essays on poetics. Each of the sixty poets includes a statement or essay about the challenges and rewards she finds writing in form."—Kevin Walzer
"A unique and ground-breaking anthology.” —Library Journal
Edited with Susan Schultz. INCLUDES Juliana Chang, Rachel Blau duPlessis, Metta duEwa Jones, John Kinsella, Ku'Ualoha Ho'Omanawanui, Sonia Sanchez, Ron Silliman, Cole Swenson, and many more
"This collection of essays by important poets and critics investigates traditional and exploratory forms, as well as the ways cultures and histories have come to shape them. . . a necessary and lively reference to contemporary currents.”
—From the publisher
INCLUDES Agha Shahid Ali, Carolyn Beard Whitlow, Dana Gioia, Marilyn Nelson, Molly Peacock, Frederick Turner, Adrienne Rich, Anne Stevenson, Christian Wiman, and more
"After New Formalism is a landmark text in a still-expanding conversation . . . This courageous collection of essays on poetic form from a diversity of poets heralded the changes that were to come to formal poetics in the 21st century." —Kevin Walzer
Edited with J. Keller and C. McClelland. INCLUDES Carol Muske, Judith Johnson, Hayden Carruth, Marie Ponsot, Robert Creeley Lucille Clifton, Agha Shahid Ali, Maxine Kumin, discussions of politics, teaching, feminism, translation, and much more
"A major collection of poets pays tribute in criticism and poems to one of the great poets of the twentieth century."
—From the Publisher