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Selected Poems by 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

This collection provides readers with a perpetually exciting, compact edition of the revolutionary poet’s most powerful work. Seidel has been hailed as “the poet of a new contemporary form” (The 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. Frederick Seidel’s Selected Poems 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.”

Farrar, Straus and Giroux is widely recognized as one of today's most influential publishers of literary fiction and poetry. FSG is renowned for its international list of authors, who have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and twenty-two Nobel Prizes in literature. Dare to Imagine is a year-long celebration of fiction and poetry.
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