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The FSG Poetry Anthology

Edited by Jonathan Galassi and Robyn Creswell

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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ISBN10: 0374159114
ISBN13: 9780374159115


416 Pages



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Poetry has been at the heart of Farrar, Straus and Giroux's identity ever since Robert Giroux joined the fledgling company in the mid-1950s, soon bringing T. S. Eliot, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, and Elizabeth Bishop onto the list. These extraordinary poets and their successors have been essential in helping define FSG as a publishing house with a unique place in American letters.

The FSG Poetry Anthology includes work by almost all of the more than one hundred twenty-five poets whom FSG has published in its seventy-five-year history. Giroux's first generation was augmented by a group of international figures (and Nobel laureates), including Pablo Neruda, Nelly Sachs, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Joseph Brodsky. Over time the list expanded to includes poets as diverse as Yehuda Amichai, John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, Louise Glück, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mina Loy, Marianne Moore, Paul Muldoon, Les Murray, Grace Paley, Carl Phillips, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, James Schuyler, C. K. Williams, Charles Wright, James Wright, and Adam Zagajewski.

Today, Henri Cole, francine j. harris, Ishion Hutchinson, Maureen N. McLane, Ange Mlinko, Valzhyna Mort, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Frederick Seidel are among the poets who are continuing FSG's tradition as a discoverer and promoter of the most vital and distinguished contemporary voices.

This anthology is a wide-ranging showcase of some of the best poems published in America over the past three generations. It is also a sounding of poetry's present and future.


Praise for The FSG Poetry Anthology

"A publisher’s list is a form of history writing; that of FSG offers a chronicle of poetry’s vicissitudes in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The anthology distills that chronicle and delivers it into our hands. But it is more than mere record. As an account of the past—of how the now of poetry came to be—it also constitutes a theory of the present."Caesura Magazine

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Dream Song #22

Of 1826

I am the little man who smokes & smokes.

I am the girl who does know better but.

I am the king of the pool.

I am so wise I had my mouth sewn shut.


About the author

Edited by Jonathan Galassi and Robyn Creswell

Jonathan Galassi is the president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, where he has edited and published poets since 1986.

Robyn Creswell is a consulting editor for poetry at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and is a former poetry editor of The Paris Review. He teaches Arabic literature at Yale University.

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Jonathan Galassi

Robyn Creswell

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