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
Frederick Seidel has been hailed as "the poet of a new contemporary form" (Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books) and "the most frightening American poet ever" (Calvin Bedient, Boston Review). The poems in Frederick Seidel Selected Poems span more than five decades and provide readers with some of Seidel's most powerful work.
Frederick Seidel is, in the words of the critic Adam Kirsch, "the best American poet writing today."
A football spirals through the oyster glow
Of dawn dope and fog in L.A.’s
Bel Air, punted perfectly. The foot
That punted it is absolutely stoned.