The FSG Poetry Anthology Launch

Join us for a virtual event with the President of FSG, Jonathan Galassi and poetry editor-at-large, Robyn Creswell, for a discussion of their new book The FSG Poetry Anthology. The event will feature readings from poets Maureen McLane, Ishion Hutchinson, and Carl Phillips. This event, hosted by The Strand, will be held on Zoom. 

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to be a promotional partner of this event celebrating the launch of The FSG Poetry Anthology, co-edited by Jonathan Galassi, former Board Chair of the Academy.  

To honor FSG's 75th anniversary, here is a unique anthology celebrating the riches and variety of its poetry list--past, present, and future.

Poetry has been at the heart of Farrar, Straus and Giroux's identity ever since Robert Giroux joined the fledgling company in the mid-1950s, soon bringing T. S. Eliot, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, and Elizabeth Bishop onto the list. These extraordinary poets and their successors have been essential in helping define FSG as a publishing house with a unique place in American letters.

The FSG Poetry Anthology includes work by almost all of the more than one hundred twenty-five poets whom FSG has published in its seventy-five-year history. Giroux's first generation was augmented by a group of international figures (and Nobel laureates), including Pablo Neruda, Nelly Sachs, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Joseph Brodsky. Over time the list expanded to includes poets as diverse as Yehuda Amichai, John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, Louise Glück, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mina Loy, Marianne Moore, Paul Muldoon, Les Murray, Grace Paley, Carl Phillips, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, James Schuyler, C. K. Williams, Charles Wright, James Wright, and Adam Zagajewski.

Today, Henri Cole, francine j. harris, Ishion Hutchinson, Maureen N. McLane, Ange Mlinko, Valzhyna Mort, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Frederick Seidel are among the poets who are continuing FSG's tradition as a discoverer and promoter of the most vital and distinguished contemporary voices.

This anthology is a wide-ranging showcase of some of the best poems published in America over the past three generations. It is also a sounding of poetry's present and future.

Jonathan Galassi is the president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Robyn Creswell teaches Comparative Literature at Yale and is poetry editor-at-large for Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and author of City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut.