The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine by Don Share and Christian Wiman

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February 2013, no. 348
Reading a century of verse

The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine

by Don Share and Christian Wiman

University of Chicago Press (Footprint Books), $29.95 hb, 222 pp, 9780226750705

The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine by Don Share and Christian Wiman

Reviewed by
February 2013, no. 348

‘Reading through a hundred years of Poetry, week after week of issue after issue after issue, some forty thousand poems in all, Don and I, when we weren’t rendered prone and moaning, jolted back and forth between elation and depression.’ So Christian Wiman writes in his introduction to this elating, and never depressing, new anthology celebrating one hundred years of Poetry Magazine. Bear in mind that he and fellow editor Don Share did this while continuing with their day jobs as editors of the magazine, which receives some one hundred thousand submissions a year, and you will have some idea of the task they undertook.

Reading a century of verse

The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine

by Don Share and Christian Wiman

University of Chicago Press (Footprint Books), $29.95 hb, 222 pp, 9780226750705

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