Featuring “14th Street” by Meg Kearney
About the Book
The first anthology of the poetic form of sestina. Here, 100 writers-from John Ashbery, Ezra Pound, David Lehman and Elizabeth Bishop to Matt Madden, Patricia Smith and Steve Almond-offer their sestinas. A 39-line poetic form, the sestina is the one form all poets agree can exist in a free-verse world, as formalists and avant-gardes love sestinas for their ornate, maddeningly complicated rules of word repetition.