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By Andrei Codrescu

The editors of this anthology requested multiple hundred American poets from divergent backgrounds and literary traditions the subsequent query: How could you are saying see you later to the 20 th century? Writers either new and validated are represented the following, together with Paul Auster, Charles Bukowski, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Maxine Kumin, Carolyn Kizer, Charles Simic, David Trinidad, and Anne Waldman.

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