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Together in a Sudden Strangeness

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Nov 17, 2020 | ISBN 9780593318720

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“Both cathartic and challenging . . . This collection appears at the exact moment when the nuanced and profound nourishment it offers may be needed most . . . The diversity of voices represented by these poets reflects the endless variety of circumstances under which people have had to face this worldwide event . . . In these poems, we experience the enduring capacity of the human imagination to locate meaning, beauty, and witness—even in the direst circumstances.” —Emily Choate, Chapter 16

“One of the best books of poetry of the year . . . Quinn has accomplished something dizzying here: arranged a stellar cast of poets, some with [Diane] Seuss’s satirical eye, others with a fresh deep down sentiment. It is what all great anthologies must be: comprehensive, contradictory, stirring.” —Nick Ripatrazone, The Millions

“This collection of poems helps to reiterate our vulnerability and capacity of resilience and finding beauty and hope in the world around us in the direst circumstances. The day will come when reading these words again will remind us how it was living through this surreal period and that together we have survived it.” —Marco De Ambrogi, The Lancet

“A welcome collection of creative healing.” —Andrew Jarvis, New York Journal of Books

Table Of Contents


Julia Alvarez • Sarah Arvio • Jesse Ball • Rick Barot • Ellen Bass • Erin Belieu • Joshua Bennett • April Bernard • Jill Bialosky • David Biespiel • George Bilgere • Sophie Cabot Black • Traci Brimhall• Jericho Brown • Stephanie Burt • Danielle Chapman • Nicholas Christopher • Ama Codjoe • Catherine Cohen • Elizabeth Coleman • Billy Collins • Nicole Cooley • Peter Cooley • Timothy Donnelly • Cornelius Eady • John Freeman • Forrest Gander • Suzanne Gardinier • Deborah Garrison • Tammy Melody Gomez • Rigoberto Gonzalez • George Green • Linda Gregerson • Rachel Eliza Griffiths • Eliza Griswold • Julia Gue • Nathalie Handal • Brooks Haxton • Aleksandar Hemon • Brenda Hillman • Edward Hirsch • Jane Hirshfield • Richie Hofmann • Garrett Hongo • Fanny Howe • Didi Jackson • Major Jackson • Fady Joudah • Stephen Kampa • Vincent Katz • Susan Kinsolving • Ron Koertge • John Koethe • Yusef Komunyakaa • Li-Young Lee • Brad Leithauser • Dana Levin • Ada Limón • Dave Lucas • Amit Majmudar • Sally Wen Mao • Gail Mazur • Shane McCrae • Maureen McLane • Dante Michaux • Susan Minot • Susan Mitchell • Kamilah Aisha Moon • Jim Moore • Tomás Q. Morín • Laura Mullen • Carol Muske-Dukes • Eileen Myles • D. Nurkse • John Okrent • Sharon Olds • Kitty O’Meara • Tommy Orange • Ton Padgett • Sarah Paley • Jay Parini • Carl Phillips • Patrick Phillips • Rowan Ricardo Phillips • Katha Pollitt • Dean Rader • Claudia Rankine • Clare Rossini • Mary Jo Salter • Grace Schulman • Vijay Seshadri • Diane Seuss • Brenda Shaughnessy • Evie Shockley • Elizabeth Spires • Susan Stewart • Tess Taylor • Anne Waldman • Noah Warren • Rosanna Warren • Rex Wilder • Christian Wiman • Mark Wunderlich • Jenny Xie • Jeffrey Yang • Kevin Young • Matthew Zapruder

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