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ISBN13: 9780670034369
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When Garrison Keillor published Good Poems, he touched a chord in readers across America. The anthology of poems he selected for their "wit, their simplicity, their passion, and their utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with" inspired thousands to buy what was for many their first book of poetry.

Now, in Good Poems for Hard Times, Keillor has pondered over the archives of his beloved Writer's Almanac radio show to select a batch of consoling, rousing, and truthful poems guaranteed to raise flagging spirits or to inspire those in need of a dose of wisdom or honesty. But these poems are not about suffering. They're intended to reach us and stricken friends by holding out a picture of the grace of ordinary life. Above all, this eclectic anthology, including works from Raymond Carver, Emily Dickinson, Charles Simic, Billy Collins, Robert Frost, Kenneth Rexroth, and many more, fit Keillor's definition of "good": memorable, beautifully worded, and accessible. They're not highbrow. They're not stuffy. But when hard times send us skidding into the meridian, the poems collected here are what we need them to be: just plain good.

Review:

"A remarkable and wide-ranging collection... What a lovely, consoling book." The New Orleans Times-Picayune

Review:

"Those ready to whet their appetites would do well to start with Good Poems for Hard Times." The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Synopsis:

This eclectic anthology includes works by Raymond Carver, Emily Dickinson, Charles Simic, Billy Collins, Robert Frost, Kenneth Rexroth, and many more that fit Keillor's definition of "good."

Synopsis:

Chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio's The Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology Good Poems are perfect for our troubled times. Here, readers will find solace in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as "Such As It Is More or Less" and "Let It Spill." From William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman to R. S. Gwynn and Jennifer Michael Hecht, the voices gathered in this collection will be more than welcome to those who've been struck by bad news, who are burdened by stress, or who simply appreciate the power of good poetry.

Synopsis:

Selected for his readings on public radio's "The Writer's Almanac," the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology "Good Poems" are perfect for today's troubled times.

About the Author

Garrison Keillor is the host of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac and the author, most recently, of The New York Times bestseller Homegrown Democrat, as well as many bestselling Lake Wobegon novels.

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crazyshells219, January 25, 2010 (view all comments by crazyshells219)
An awesome collection of poetry. You really can just sit and read it like a novel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670034369
Author:
Keillor, Garrison
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Various
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English poetry
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060829
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.54x5.80x1.19 in. 1.08 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Viking Adult - English 9780670034369 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A remarkable and wide-ranging collection... What a lovely, consoling book."
"Review" by , "Those ready to whet their appetites would do well to start with Good Poems for Hard Times."
"Synopsis" by , This eclectic anthology includes works by Raymond Carver, Emily Dickinson, Charles Simic, Billy Collins, Robert Frost, Kenneth Rexroth, and many more that fit Keillor's definition of "good."
"Synopsis" by ,
Chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio's The Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology Good Poems are perfect for our troubled times. Here, readers will find solace in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as "Such As It Is More or Less" and "Let It Spill." From William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman to R. S. Gwynn and Jennifer Michael Hecht, the voices gathered in this collection will be more than welcome to those who've been struck by bad news, who are burdened by stress, or who simply appreciate the power of good poetry.

"Synopsis" by , Selected for his readings on public radio's "The Writer's Almanac," the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology "Good Poems" are perfect for today's troubled times.

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