State of the Union: Fifty Political Poems by Joshua Beckman, Terrance Hayes, Ed Roberson, Dave Brinks, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Lucille Clifton, Rebecca Wolff, Matthea Harvey, John Ashbery, Juliana Spahr, Joe Wenderoth, Reginald Shepherd, Tracy K. Smith, Dara Wier, Rachel Zucker, Michael Palmer, Fanny Howe, Mathias Svalina, Catherine Wagner, Garrett Caples, John Yau, Tao Lin, Nick Flynn, Wanda Coleman, Meg Hamill, Forrest Gander, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Elizabeth Willis, Eileen Myles, Don Bogen, Dan Chelotti, Sesshu Foster, Richard Siken, Anselm Berrigan, Wang Ping, Brenda Hillman, C.A. Conrad, Noelle Kocot, Edwin Torres, Matthew Rohrer, Albert Goldbarth, Mary Ruefle, Lorenzo Thomas, James Tate, Katy Lederer, Matthew Zapruder, Peter Gizzi

144 pages first pub 2008 (editions)

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From rough optimism to sharp criticism, fifty American poets present new work dissecting the current political climate in America. Wide-ranging writers bring their bold voices to this collection, including Eileen Myles, Matthew Rohrer, Rebecca Wol...

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