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Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century [Paperback]

By Cate Marvin (Editor), Michael Dumanis (Editor) & Mark Doty (Introduction by)
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This comprehensive anthology offers a broad and representative introduction to some of the most original new voices on the contemporary poetry landscape by gathering generous selections from the work of eighty-five younger American poets. These poets were born after 1960, did not publish a first book before 1995, and have no more than three books published. While these poets are extraordinarily diverse in their aesthetic sensibilities and approaches to craft, they are all distinguished by their inimitable voices, their virtuosity, their willingness to take meaningful risks in terms of form and content, an intellectual depth, an emotional honesty, and an ability to take the reader's breath away.

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Pages   491
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Sarabande Books
ISBN  1932511296  
ISBN13  9781932511291  

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More About Cate Marvin, Michael Dumanis & Mark Doty

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michael Dumanis was born in the former Soviet Union and lived there until his parents were granted political asylum in the United States. He holds a BA from Johns Hopkins, an MFA from the University of Iowa, and a PhD from the University of Houston. Currently an assistant professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University, he is coeditor of the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (2006).

Michael Dumanis was born in 1976.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > English > American Literature
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Anthologies
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4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Single Authors > United States
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > History & Criticism > Poetry
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > 20th Century
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C-c-c ... Cronies!  Aug 2, 2008
Mike Dumanis is a nice guy who did a terrible job on this anthology. It should have been called "Mike Dumanis' Anthology of His Iowa Friends (and a few others he met at AWP)." The most myopic anthology I've ever seen.
a solid collection  Nov 20, 2006
This book reminds me of the Poulin anthology. It seems to start where the Poulin leaves off, providing a look at the poets much too young and new to be included in any of Poulin's editions. Some of the writers in here are among the most notorious in their generation, the ones that seem to be winning honor after honor, but the book has some surprises as well: interesting poets I read for the first time include Sabrina Mark, Lisa Jarnot, and Julianne Buchsbaum. A lot of the bigger names too: Nick Flynn, Kevn Young, Natasha Trethewey. Some surprise omissions, but that's true of all anthologies. All in all, a pretty good intro to the poets who are probably well-known to many of their peers but not to us older folk. Definitely has more experimental poems than a lot of the big anthologies, but there's also a surprising number of writers using meter.
What a Small, Small World!  Aug 22, 2006
Iowa workshop anthology with a few other usual suspects as well as other signs of nepotism. How sad. Shuffle the pages and look at the cards: you've got only one suit.
An anthology of innovative, and exciting poetry  May 2, 2006
Legitimate Dangers: American Poets Of The New Century is an anthology of innovative, and exciting poetry. All the poets whose works were selected were born after 1960, did not publish their first book before 1995, and have no more than three books published. Though diverse in individual background and the manner in which they approach the craft of poetry, each has a unique voice and tone contributing to a singularly memorable and original omnibus. A black-and-white photograph of each poet precedes the selection of his or her works. Enthusiastically recommended for poetry lovers in search of fresh inspiration. Ars Poetica (the idea) by Dana Levin: would it wake the drowned out of their anviled sleep- / would it slip the sun like a coin behind their eyes- // The idea, the teacher said, was that there was a chaos / left in matter - a little bit of not-yet in everything that was- // so the poets became interested in fragments, interruptions- / the little bit of saying lit by the unsaid- // was it a way to stay alive, a way to keep hope, / leaving things unfinished? // as if in complete a sentence there was death-
An Impressive Collection  Feb 3, 2006
This is a beautiful-looking book, and I'm glad, because I can't put it down and have been carrying it around with me for two days and reading a new poet every chance I get.

Because I'm sort of new to reading and writing poetry, I can't pretend like I understand everything I have read in here, but the poems I like best make me question how I know what I know about them and what I feel after I've read them. I think a good poem is one that makes me react in a visceral way to it, like, A. Van Jordan's "Kind of Blue" or Major Jackson's "Euphoria." These poems make me think about things they don't mention, like darkness, cold, alienation, and despair, but also are often funny, warm, and occasionally sexy. To be honest, I do struggle to understand some of the poems, yet each feels important to the anthology as a whole.

Just because I don't "get" it immediately doesn't lessen its worth; it just makes me want to read it again. For instance, when I'm done with this review, I'm going to reread "The Elegant Tongue" by Terrance Hayes.

Every literary occasion will have its detractors, but I'm grateful to have the chance to read so many poems by writers I hadn't heard of before and will never forget.

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