Sherman Alexie, this year’s guest editor of The Best American Poetry, selected Sidney Wade’s poem “The Chickasaw Trees” (Blackbird v13n1) for inclusion in the 2015 edition to be published by Scribner this September.
The following is from the publisher’s description of the forthcoming collection:
Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry has become a mainstay for the direction and spirit of American poetry. Each volume in the series presents the year’s most extraordinary new poems and writers. Guest editor Sherman Alexie’s picks for The Best American Poetry 2015 highlight the depth and breadth of the American experience. Culled from electronic and print journals, the poems showcase some of our leading luminaries—Amy Gerstler, Terrance Hayes, Ron Padgett, Jane Hirshfield—and introduce a number of outstanding younger poets taking their place in the limelight.
Congratulations from Blackbird to Sidney Wade and all the poets whose work will be featured.
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