The Poet Laureate Anthology

“It isdifficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day / forlack / of what is found there,” wrote William Carlos Williams. This richanthology, the first to collect representative works from all of America’s poetlaureates, is filled with poetic news from Robert Frost to Rita Dove to BillyCollins to Kay Ryan, which make it life-affirming in a profound way.