The first major anthology of contemporary American poetry ever to be published in Ireland, New Voices brings together thirty distinguished younger poets (born between 1966 and 1982) in a selection of work characterized by an unusual range and depth of thematic concerns, stylistic procedures and authorial identities.
Whether Quan Barry and Dan Chiasson writing of nothingness in the continental key, or reflections by Katrina Vandenberg and Ben Lerner on art and language, or Morri Creech’s and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ meditations on the American past, this landmark volume offers an unique – and youthful – window on “the ample and important field of contemporary American poetry” (H.L. Hix, from the “Introduction”).
Featuring Sherman Alexie, Kazim Ali, Craig Arnold, Quan Barry, Stephen Burt, Dan Chiasson, Morri Creech, Jenny Factor, Lilah Hegnauer, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Devin Johnston, Bhanu Kapil, David Keplinger, Ben Lerner, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Lisa Olstein, Kevin Prufer, Mary Quade, Paisley Rekdal, Tracy K. Smith, Juliana Spahr, A.E. Stallings, Donna Stonecipher, Mary Szybist, Diane Thiel, Natasha Trethewey, Katrina Vandenberg, Christian Wiman, Kevin Young, and Rachel Zucker.
This publication is part of an international literary exchange between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States.