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Americans' Favorite Poems: The Favorite Poem Project Anthology

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Publisher Comments:

The selections in this anthology were chosen form the personal letters of thousands of Americans who responded to Robert Pinsky's invitation to write to him about their favorite poems. Some poems are memories treasured in the mind since childhood; some crystallize the passion of love or recall the trail of loss and sorrow. The poems and poets in this anthology--from Sappho to Lorca, from Shakespeare and Chaucer to Gwendolyn Brooks, Louise Bluck, and Allen Ginsberg--are poems to be read aloud and memorized, poems to be celebrated as part of our nation's cultural inheritance. Accompanying the poems are comments by people who speak not as professional critics but as passionate readers of various ages, professions and regions. This anthology, in a manner unlike any other, discloses the rich and vigorous presence of poetry in American life at the millennium and provides a portrait of the United States through the lens of poetry.

Synopsis:

This anthology embodies Robert Pinsky's commitment to discover America's beloved poems, his special undertaking as Poet Laureate of the United States.

About the Author

Maggie Dietz is the Favorite Poem Project's director. She lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.Robert Pinsky was U.S. Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000. The author of numerous collections, he is the poetry editor of Slate and the creator of the Favorite Poem Project. He lives and teaches in Boston.Robert Pinsky was U.S. Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000. The author of numerous collections, he is the poetry editor of Slate and the creator of the Favorite Poem Project. He lives and teaches in Boston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393048209
Editor:
Pinsky, Robert
Editor:
Dietz, Maggie
Editor:
Pinsky, Robert
Editor:
Dietz, Maggie
Author:
Dietz, Maggie
Author:
Pinsky, Robert
Author:
Favorite Poem Project (U. S.)
Editor:
Dietz, Maggie
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
American poetry (collections)
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.6 x 1.2 in 1.405 lb

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