Peter Mishler was educated at Emerson College and Syracuse University. He teaches public school in Central New York. His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Ninth Letter, and other journals.
Fifty Poems from Emerging Writers
Guest Editor: Brenda Shaughnessy
Series Editor: Jazzy Danziger
Entering its ninth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets.... The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by the country's top literary magazines and writing programs, as well as some four thousand additional poems submitted through an open online competition. The work of the fifty writers represented here provides the best perspective available on the continuing vitality of poetry as it is being practiced today.
"These poems are not just made by new poets. They make new truths, new ontologies."
"We cannot suppose we know what poetry will look like in twenty years; perhaps not even what it will look like tomorrow. But this is a glimpse at today: the energy, openness, and chutzpah of the new."
óD.A. Powell, Best New Poets Guest Editor 2011
Samovar Press / Meridian