Books The Best American Poetry 2012 by David Lehman and Mark Doty Paperback, 224 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Best American Poetry 2012AuthorDavid Lehman and Mark Doty Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary This annual guide to contemporary American verse includes top-selected pieces that reflect high moral earnestness, humor and composition boundary testing by a range of eminent and lesser-known writers. Genres: Poetry Also by David Lehman New and Selected Poems The Oxford Book of American Poetry Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Best American Poetry 2012 iStockphoto.com Poetry It's A Genre! The Overdue Poetry Of Parenthood July 23, 2012 Love, death, marriage, divorce — poetry tends to focus on life's major moments. But that hasn't held true for birth and child rearing. Critic (and new dad) David Orr reflects on the reasons why, and on the women and men who are, at last, delivering the poetry of parenthood.