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Publisher Comments:

Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by the narrator for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their "utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m."

The title Good Poems comes from common literary parlance. For writers, it's enough to refer to somebody having written a good poem. Somebody else can worry about greatness. Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese" is a good poem, and so is James Wright's "A Blessing." Regular people love those poems. People read them aloud at weddings, people send them by e-mail.

Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendance. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds. It's a book of poems for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not.

Review:

"No false advertising here; just, as compiler Keillor says, good poems, written accessibly in common language by English-language writers... These are poems to live in comfort with all one's life." Ray Olson, Booklist (starred review)

About the Author

Garrison Keillor is the host of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac. His books include Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Wobegon Boy, and Lake Wobegon Days.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670031269
Selected:
Keillor, Garrison
Introduction:
Keillor, Garrison
Selected:
Keillor, Garrison
Introduction:
Keillor, Garrison
Editor:
Keillor, Garrison
Author:
Keillor, Garrison
Author:
Various
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
0845
Publication Date:
20020930
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
8.54x5.84x1.52 in. 1.37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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