Green Mountains Review celebrates its 25th anniversary with a retrospective poetry issue. The issue not only includes poetry from the past 25 years but also commentary from more than half of the writers about what inspired their work and how the response to it had changed over time.
"How enlivening, enlightening (and exhausting!) to read back through almost 50 issues of Green Mountains Review in search of the best poems, interviews, and essays on poetry to be published in the past quarter-century," says Senior Editor Neil Shepard. "And then came the difficult task: to pick and choose among the thousands of texts the 100-plus I could truly not resist, those pieces gathered here in GMR's 25th Anniversary Retrospective issue."
"Reading back through a quarter-century's worth of literature," he says, "I admire both the poems that shape, challenge, or unsettle their time, as well as the poems that assimilate, distill, and crystallize the experiments of the past; I hope they're all brilliantly on display in GMR's 25th Retrospective Anniversary on poetry."
Included in this issue is poetry from David Wojahn, David St. John, David Mura, Larry Levis, Mark Doty, Molly Peacock, H.L. Hix, Dara Wier, G.C. Waldrep, Russell Edson, Peter Johnson, Paul Hoover, Quan Barry, Barbara Hamby, Laura Kasischke, Sherman Alexie, Melissa Stein, Robert Hill Long, and many more.