[UCP Books]: The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine


“A high-wire anthology of electric resonance. . . . Wiman’s opening essay is titled ‘Mastery and Mystery,’ and those are, indeed, the forces at work here, inducing readers to marvel anew at the strange impulse to write poetry and the profound effort required to do it well.”


One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine

Edited by Don Share and Christian Wiman


Publication date: September 3, 2013 Paper $15.00 • £10.50
International publication date: September 10, 2013   ISBN-13: 978-0-226-104010


“If readers would like to sample the genius and diversity of American poetry in the last century, there's no better place to start than The Open Door.”
World Literature Today
“With this collection, Share and Wiman want only to promote the art of poetry, something they do exceedingly well. Highly recommended.”
Library Journal, starred review
“A wonderful anthology. . . . In many ways this is a wonderfully democratic anthology--to get in, you don’t have to be famous, you just need to be good.”
National Post
“If you need to be reminded of the incomparable poems that Poetry magazine published first in its pages, read excellent poetry by an author you might not have discovered yet, or simply remember why poetry is worth loving, this is the book to turn to. You won’t be disappointed.”Emma Goldhammer, Paris Review
Don Share, editor of Poetry¸ is a poet and the author, editor, or translator of numerous books. Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry from 2003 to 2013, is the author of three books of poetry, a volume of essays, and a memoir.
Please contact Levi Stahl at (773) 702-0289 or lstahl@press.uchicago.edu for more information.



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