On This Day in Poetry History
Amy Newman

A 2016 Library Journal Top Poetry Pick

In her newest feat of poetic innovation, Amy Newman wanders the lives of mid-century poetry immortals—including John Berryman, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Delmore Schwartz, and Anne Sexton—peeking in from the periphery on personal moments both sensational and mundane, imagining their consequences for the poets, their readers, and their shared American century. Affecting and refreshing, a perfect mix of literariness and pulp, On this Day in Poetry History is the latest accomplishment from a poet of incomparable wit and imagination.

“A dazzling new collection. . .that looks to the past [and] to the future as well.”
—David Kirby, New York Times Book Review

“Newman has a wicked and wide-ranging imagination.”
—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

Amy Newman has published four previous collections, mostly recently Dear Editor. She is editor of Ancora Imparo, the journal of arts, process, and remnant, and Professor of English at Northern Illinois University.

Paperback / $15.95 (Can $20.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-470-6 / 76 pages / Poetry

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