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Poem a Day #01: Poem a Day: Volume One

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In times past, Americans with a love of poetry routinely learned by heart dozens of poems - Shakespeare's sonnets, stirring patriotic verse, odes to churchyards and elegies for the departed, the wit of Dorothy Parker and the music of Swinburne or Poe or Yeats. A Poem a Day includes 366 poems old and new, one for each day of the year, worth learning by heart. All share two things in common - they are short enough to learn in a day, and good enough to stand with the great poetry of the language, from Chaucer to Sylvia Plath. On most pages readers will also find brief, often amusing, always interesting trivia about the poets and their poems.

About the Author

Karen McCosker is a poet who lives in Maine and teaches at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Nicholas Albery is the founder of the Institute for Social Inventions and lives in London.

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Michelle L S, February 19, 2009 (view all comments by Michelle L S)
It's hard to create a poetry anthology without getting preachy about it, like "these are THE poems of our era." A Poem a Day manages to present a whole treasure trove of classics both known and unknown, and yet the editors stay out of the way, giving the reader the delightful impression s/he is discovering great poems for herself (or himself).

The poems are accessible to those new to poetry but the editors include weightier pieces too, like Gertrude's Prayer by Rudyard Kipling and plenty of Gerard Manely Hopkins. Pithy comments at the bottom of each day's page never tell the reader how to interpret a poem -- instead they include intimate details, like Wendy Cope's own comment on her poem "Giving up Smoking" (something to the effect that people who've never smoked don't understand what an intense love poem it is).

This is hands down my favorite anthology -- we're on our second yearly read-through, and we intend to continue the tradition for decades to come.

-Shelley Schoepflin Sanders
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781883642389
Editor:
McCosker, Karen
Editor:
Albery, Nicholas
Editor:
McCosker, Karen
Editor:
Albery, Nicholas
Author:
McCosker, Karen
Author:
Albery, Nicholas
Publisher:
Steerforth Press
Location:
South Royalton, Vt. :
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Number:
American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Poem a Day
Series Volume:
013-00
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.03x5.99x1.52 in. 1.56 lbs.

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