next time i teach i'm going to use the third edition of helen vendler's poems, poets, poetry: an introduction and anthology, which comes out in october.
65 new poems make it one of the most inclusive introductory collections available. New additions include:
important canonical poets such as John Donne, Andrew Marvell, and Elizabeth Bishop;
well-known 20th century poets such as Charles Simic, Margaret Atwood, and Lucie Brock-Broido;
culturally diverse poets such as Victoria Chang, Eduardo Corral, Terrance Hayes, Srikanth Reddy;
new contemporary voices such as Shara McCallum, D.A. Powell, and Timothy Donnelly.
chills went down my spine when i found my poem in the table of contents. how cool is that?? freaking cool, i tell you!!!
Now, I just need to publish my first book. Ha.