cover image Contemporary Poetry of New England

Contemporary Poetry of New England

. University Press of New England, $40 (240pp) ISBN 978-0-87451-965-5

Ice fishing, Robert Frost and the Boston Red Sox's reliable losing streaks are among the subjects taken up in Contemporary Poetry of New England, edited by poet and former Breadloaf Writers' Conference director Robert Pack (Fathering the Map) and poet and novelist Jay Parini (House of Days). The anthology features work from Mark Doty, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin and many other poets, including some Rosellen Brown, Julia Alvarez probably more familiar to readers for their fiction. Pastoral landscapes abound, Emerson and Dickinson are regularly apostrophized and there are many, many snowstorms.