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The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women

Edited by Susan Aizenberg and Erin Belieu, with Jeremy Countryman

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Paper, 496 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-11963-4
$35.00 / £24.00

March, 2001
Cloth, 496 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-11962-7
$105.00 / £72.50

A collection of nearly 400 poems by more than 100 different writers, The Extraordinary Tide synthesizes and celebrates an entire era of poetry by women in America. Long overdue, the anthology includes America's most recognized poets as well as those emerging as exciting new artists of contemporary verse.

Featuring recent work by poets as aesthetically diverse as Ai, Jane Kenyon, Ann Lauterbach, Carolyn Forché, and Leslie Scalapino, the collection is the most complete map now available of a vastly underexplored landscape in American writing. Also included are poems by Julia Alvarez, Lucille Clifton, Alice Fulton, Tess Gallagher, Amy Gerstler, Jane Hirschfield, Heather McHugh, Alice Notley, Lucia Perillo, Marie Ponsot, Mary Jo Salter, Ellen Bryant Voigt, C. D. Wright, and many others.

"The delights of this anthology are in its plurality, its collection of such a rich and varied sampling of that tide flooding American shores."—from the Foreword by Eleanor Wilner, author of Otherwise and Sarah's Choice

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About the Author

Susan Aizenberg is assistant professor of english and creative writing at Creighton University and the poetry editor of The Nebraska Review, both in Omaha, Nebraska. Her poems have appeared in places such as Chelsea, ONTHEBUS, Prairie Schooner, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her collection of poems, Peru, appeared as part of the Graywolf Press Take 3 Series. She teaches at Creighton University.Erin Belieu, a contributing editor at AGNI, The Kenyon Review, and The Journal, teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Ohio University. Belieu is the author of two poetry collections from Copper Canyon Press, One Above & One Below(2000) and Infanta (1995), which was a selection of the National Poetry Series. Her poems have appeared in places such as The New York Times, The Yale Review, TriQuarterly and The Atlantic Monthly.

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