New and Collected Poems 1964-2007

In language that is pointed, innovative and profoundly optimistic, Reed weaves politics and war with Nigerian poetry and jazz all in the service of his continual redefinition of American culture, in his first poetry collection in nearly twenty years.

Listed as one of the four best books of poetry published in 2006 by The New York Times Book Review; awarded the California Gold Medal in Poetry by the Commonwealth Club in June, 2007.

"Reed is among the most American of American writers, if by "American" we mean a quality defined by its indefinability and its perpetual transformations as new ideas, influences and traditions enter our cultural conversation....Reed's best poems conjure up a vertiginous, multiplicious, irresolvable, and thrilling world. It looks a lot like ours." Joel Brouwer, New York Times Sunday Book Review(07/02/2006)

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