The Open Door
To celebrate the centennial of Poetry magazine in 2012, editors Don Share and Christian Wiman combed through the archives to create a new kind of anthology. Rather than attempting to be exhaustive or definitive, they have assembled a collection of poems that, in their juxtaposition, echo across a century of poetry.
The resulting volume is a celebration of idiosyncrasy and invention, a vital monument to an institution that refuses to be static, and, most of all, a book that lovers of poetry will devour, debate, and keep close at hand.
View a complete list of poems included in the book at the University of Chicago Press.
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