[UCP Books]: Thirty Years of Phoenix Poets, 1983 to 2012: An E-Sampler
|Publication date: October 1, 2013||978-0-226-89955-8|
In 1983, the University of Chicago Press published David Ferry’s Strangers, the first book of poems in its Phoenix Poets series, to critical acclaim. The New York Times Book Review lauded Ferry for his “short, sparse lyrics [that] are as perfectly and simply composed as Japanese haiku,” calling them “a rare accomplishment in poetry written in English.” Thirty years later the Press is still publishing the best poets working in English, from young poets publishing their first books to renowned masters, like Ferry, at the peak of storied careers.
Thirty Years of Phoenix Poets, 1983 to 2012 presents some of the best poets and poems from the last thirty years, beginning with that first book by David Ferry and ending with his latest, the National Book Award–winning Bewilderment, and can be downloaded for free from the University of Chicago Press website, in the Amazon Kindle store, in the Apple iBookstore, and from GooglePlay.
W. S. Di Piero