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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.


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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Garrison Ke illor is the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion and the author of sixteen books, including the Lake Wobegon novels. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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crazyshells219, May 12, 2010 (view all comments by crazyshells219)
a wonderfully composed collection of poetry.
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Elizabeth Ross, January 16, 2009 (view all comments by Elizabeth Ross)
Reading Garrison Keillor's collection of poems after reading any of today's news is like applying a soothing balm on a wound. It helps take the sting away.
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Misterjoo, July 24, 2007 (view all comments by Misterjoo)
I don't know anything about poetry except that it rhymes... sometimes. My premature impression of Good Poems after reading a few of GK's selections so far, 16 to be exact, is a (perhaps far-stretched) sense of the importance of poetry as it pertains to life's seasons. Poems of happiness remind me of the joy of heirloom tomatoes and peaches that cooks and diners alike are now embracing in this summer heat, and they are preserved in mason jars of verse and rhyme to be opened in another season for a much needed reminder of the sun. And so it is with poems of darker themes, the mundane, disappointments and waking up in the morning... how it is so is not quite in my grasp yet, but perhaps with the changing seasons and further reading my thoughts will gain perspective.
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Keillor, Garrison
Penguin Books
Anthologies (multiple authors)
American poetry
English poetry
Poetry -Anthologies
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Paperback / softback
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7.66x5.32x.97 in. .74 lbs.
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