POETRY AFTER 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets

Dennis Loy Johnson, Editor, Valerie Merians, Editor, Dennis Loy Johnson, Editor , intro. by Alicia Ostriker. Melville House $12.95 (128p) ISBN 978-0-9718659-1-4

"There were, in the immediate aftermath, poems everywhere"—on lampposts, in local newspapers, scrawled in the ash covering lower Manhattan. As the editors of this collection note, "straightforward news wasn't enough. There was something more to be said that only poetry could say." It is eloquently said here by 45 notable poets, among them Pulitzer winner Stephen Dunn and Slam Champ of the first Nuyorican Café Poetry Festival, Hal Sirowitz. On the days leading up to and including September 11, NPR will play on its news shows recordings of the poets reading their works; Good Morning America plans a feature on this book during its 9/11 coverage. (Sept. 1)

Reviewed on: 08/26/2002
Release date: 09/01/2002
Genre: Nonfiction
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