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New Selected Poems

Frederick Seidel

An overview of Frederick Seidel’s best and most famous poetry from the past five decades, showing the evolution of a master poet’s craft.

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This collection provides readers with a perpetually exciting, compact edition of the revolutionary poet’s most powerful work. Frederick Seidel has been hailed as ‘the poet of a new contemporary form’ (New York Review of Books), and ‘the most frightening American poet ever’ (Boston Review). His ambitious, disturbing and tender work has mystified and captured critics, poets and readers for decades. Select Seidel allows readers to appreciate the scope of Seidel’s work over the past half-century and his uncanny ability to say the unsayable. Seidel is, in the words of the critic Adam Kirsch, ‘the best American poet writing today’.


Frederick Seidel was born in St Louis and lives in New York City. His previous books of poems include Final Solutions, Sunrise, These Days, Poems 1959-1979, My Tokyo, Going Fast, The Cosmos Poems, Life on Earth, Area Code 212, The Cosmos Trilogy and Selected Poems. He received the PEN/Voelker Award for Poetry in 2002.

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