The Southern Review congratulates our contributors on being selected for The Best American Poetry 2013:
Wendy Barker, “Books, Bath Towels, and Beyond,” winter 2012
Wendy Barker’s fifth book of poetry is Nothing Between Us, a novel in prose poems that was runner-up for the Del Sol Poetry Prize. Her poems and translations have appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, and The Gettysburg Review.
David Hernandez, “All-American,” autumn 2012
David Hernandez received a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry. Hoodwinked, his third collection, won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in poetry. His other collections include Always Danger and A House Waiting for Music. He lives in Long Beach and is married to the writer Lisa Glatt.
Anna Journey, “Wedding Night: We Share an Heirloom Tomato on Our Hotel Balcony Overlooking the Ocean in Which Natalie Wood Drowned,” winter 2012
Anna Journey is the author of two collections of poetry: Vulgar Remedies (forthcoming from LSU Press, fall 2013) and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting, which was selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. She received a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and teaches creative writing at the University of Southern California.
The Best American Poetry series is edited by David Lehman; this year’s guest editor is poet Denise Duhamel. The anthology is due out in early September.
Related: Anna Journey reads 4 poems
Related: TSR Autumn 2012 Poetry Audio Gallery