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Anthology of Modern American Poetry contains more than 750 poems by 161 American poets, including many who have not been anthologized before. Spanning a period from Walt Whitman to Sherman Alexie, this collection is the first to review the twentieth century comprehensively. It presents not only the canonical poetry of the last hundred years but also numerous poems by women, minority, and progressive writers only rediscovered in the past two decades.

Uniquely comprehensive, Anthology of Modern American Poetry represents Robert Frost with 23 poems, Wallace Stevens with 22, and Marianne Moore with 14, including her most ambitious long poems. William Carlos Williams is represented not only by his exquisite short lyrics, but also with an experimental combination of poetry and prose. With 29 poems, Langston Hughes is given full treatment for the first time in any comprehensive anthology. Substantial selections by contemporary poets like John Ashbery, Sylvia Plath, Frank O'Hara, Philip Levine, Lucille Clifton, Judy Grahn, Adrian Louis, Yusef Komunyakaa, Martín Espada, and Sherman Alexie are also included.

Anthology of Modern American Poetry is the first anthology to give full treatment to American long poems and poem sequences. T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Gertrude Stein's "Patriarchal Poetry," William Carlos Williams's The Descent of Winter, Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Sonnets from an Ungrafted Tree," Muriel Rukeyser's "The Book of the Dead," Melvin Tolson's Libretto for the Republic of Liberia, Theodore Roethke's "North American Sequence," Gwendolyn Brooks's "Gay Chaps at the Bar," Kenneth Rexroth's "The Love Poems of Marichiko," both Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and his "Wichita Vortex Sutra," and both Adrienne Rich's "Shooting Script" and her "Twenty-One Love Poems" are all included in their entirety.

Anthology of Modern American Poetry offers the most detailed annotations available in an anthology of this type. Many works benefit from specially commissioned research that provides students with such help as the identification of the inventive references in Melvin Tolson's poetry, translation of all foreign language passages, and illumination of obscure references. This is also the only American poetry anthology to present selected poems in the beautifully illustrated form in which they first appeared. In addition, an accompanying website featuring readings of poems and historical background is available at http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps.

Ideal for courses in modern American poetry, modern American literature, modern or contemporary poetry, creative writing-poetry, and American studies, Anthology of Modern American Poetry introduces students to the last 100 years of our poetic heritage in a uniquely rich and provocative format.

Synopsis:

The first collection to review the twentieth century comprehensively, An Anthology of Modern American Poetry spans American poetry from Wait Whitman to Sherman Alexie. It represents not only the traditionally familiar poetic works of the last hundred years but also includes numerous poems by women, minority, and progressive writers only rediscovered in the past two decades. It is the first anthology to give full treatment to American long poems and poetic sequences. In addition, it offers the most detailed annotations available in an anthology of this type. Many works benefit from specially commissioned research that provides readers with such help as the identification of the inventive references in Melvin Tolson's poetry, translation of all foreign language and illumination of obscure references.

Table of Contents

WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892)

One's Self I Sing

I Hear America Singing

As Adam Early in the Morning

For You O Democracy

I Hear It Was Charged Against Me

A Glimpse

Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking

EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886)

258 (There's a certain Slant of light,)

280 (I felt a Funeral, in my Brain)

303 (The Soul selects her own Society)

341 (After great pain, a formal feeling comes--)

465 (I heard a Fly buzz--when I died--)

508 (I'm ceded--I've stopped being Theirs)

520 (I started Early--Took my Dog--)

585 (I like to see it lap the Miles--)

601 (A still--Volcano--Life--)

613 (They shut me up in Prose--)

657 (I dwell in Possibility--)

712 (Because I could not stop for Death)

754 (My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun--)

1072 (Title divine--is mine!)

1129 (Tell all the Truth but tell it slant--)

1705 (Volcanoes be in Sicily)

EDWIN MARKHAM (1852-1940)

The Man With the Hoe

SADAKICHI HARTMANN (1867-1944)

Cyanogen Seas Are Surging

Tanka I

Tanka III

EDGAR LEE MASTERS (1868-1950)

Lucinda Matlock

Petit, the Poet

Seth Compton

Cleanthus Trilling

EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON (1869-1935)

The House on the Hill

Richard Cory

The Clerks

Miniver Cheevy

The Mill

Mr. Flood's Party

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON (1871-1938)

O Black and Unknown Bards

The Creation

The White Witch

PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBAR (1872-1906)

We Wear the Mask

When Malindy Sings

Sympathy

The Haunted Oak

LOLA RIDGE (1871-1941)

Stone Face

AMY LOWELL (1874-1925)

September, 1918

The Letter

Venus Transiens

Madonna of the Evening Flowers

The Weather-Cock Points South

Opal

Wakefulness

Grotesque

The Sisters

New Heavens for Old

GERTRUDE STEIN (1874-1946)

Patriarchal Poetry

ROBERT FROST (1874-1963)

Mending Wall

Home Burial

After Apple-Picking

The Wood-Pile

The Road Not Taken

Birches

The Oven Bird

An Old Man's Winter Night

The Hill Wife

Fire and Ice

Good-By and Keep Cold

The Need of Being Versed In Country Things

Design

The Witch of Coos

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Gathering Leaves

In a Disused Graveyard

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Desert Places

Two Tramps In Mud Time

Neither Out Far Nor In Deep

Never Again Would Birds' Song Be The Same

The Gift Outright

ALICE DUNBAR-NELSON (1875-1935)

I Sit and Sew

CARL SANDBURG (1878-1967)

Chicago

Subway

Muckers

Child of the Romans

Nigger

Buttons

Planked Whitefish

Cool Tombs

Grass

Fog

Elizabeth Upstead

Man, The Man-Hunter

VACHEL LINDSAY (1879-1931)

The Congo

The Child-heart in the Mountains

Celestial Flowers of Glacial Park

The Virginians Are Coming Again

WALLACE STEVENS (1879-1955)

Sea Surface Full of Clouds

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Tea at the Palaz of Hoon

Floral Decoration for Bananas

Anecdote of the Jar

Disillusionment of Ten O'clock

A High-Toned Old Christian Woman

The Snow Man

The Emperor of Ice-Cream

Peter Quince at the Clavier

Sunday Morning

The Death of a Soldier

The Idea of Order at Key West

Mozart, 1935

A Postcard from the Volcano

Study of Two Pears

Of Modern Poetry

The Course of a Particular

The Plain Sense of Things

As You Leave the Room

A Clear Day and No Memories

Of Mere Being

ANGELINA WELD GRIMKÉ (1880-1958)

The Black Finger

Tenebris

Fragment

GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON (1880-1966)

The Heart of a Woman

Common Dust

MINA LOY (1882-1966)

Songs to Joannes

ANNE SPENCER (1882-1975)

White Things

Lady, Lady

WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (1883-1963)

The Young Housewife

Portrait of a Lady

Queen-Anne's-Lace

The Widow's Lament in Springtime

The Great Figure

Spring and All

To Elsie

The Red Wheelbarrow

Young Sycamore

The Descent of Winter

This is Just to Say

Proletarian Portrait

The Yachts

The Descent

Asphodel, That Greeny Flower, Book I

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

EZRA POUND (1885-1972)

A Pact

In a Station of the Metro

Portrait d'une Femme

The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter

from THE CANTOS:

I (And then went down to the ship)

IX (One year floods rose)

XLV, (With Usura)

LXXXI (Zeus lies in Ceres' bosom)

CXVI (Came Neptunus)

Notes for CXVII (I have tried to write paradise)

H.D. (HILDA DOOLITTLE) (1886-1961)

Oread

Mid-day

Sea Rose

Garden

The Helmsman

Eurydice

Helen

from The Walls Do Not Fall

1

6

ROBINSON JEFFERS (1887-1962)

Shine, Perishing Republic

Hurt Hawks

November Surf

The Purse-Seine

Fantasy

Cassandra

Vulture

Birds and Fishes

MARIANNE MOORE (1887-1972)

Poetry

An Egyptian Pulled Glass Bottle in the Shape of a Fish

The Fish

Sojourn in the Whale

A Grave

Silence

Peter

Marriage

An Octopus

No Swan So Fine

The Pangolin

Bird-Witted

The Paper Nautilus

Spenser's Ireland

T.S. ELIOT (1888-1965)

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Gerontion

The Waste Land

The Hollow Men

Journey of the Magi

from Four Quartets:

Burnt Norton

JOHN CROWE RANSOM (1888-1974)

Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter

Dead Boy

CLAUDE MCKAY (1889-1948)

The Harlem Dancer

To The White Fiends

If We Must Die

The Lynching

The Tropics in New York

The White City

America

Outcast

Mulatto

The Negro's Tragedy

Look Within

EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY (1892-1950)

First Fig

I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed

Love is not blind

Oh, oh, you will be sorry for that word!

Sonnets from an Ungrafted Tree

Well, I Have Lost You

Love is not all

Justice Denied in Massachusetts

Say That We Saw Spain Die

I Forgot for a Moment

ARCHIBALD MacLEISH (1892-1982)

Ars Poetica

The End of the World

DOROTHY PARKER (1893-1967)

Unfortunate Coincidence

Résumé

One Perfect Rose

GENEVIEVE TAGGARD (1894-1948)

Everyday Alchemy

With Child

Up State----Depression Summer

Mill Town

Ode in Time of Crisis

To the Negro People

To the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

E.E. CUMMINGS (1894-1962)

Thy fingers make early flowers of

in Just-

O sweet spontaneous

Buffalo Bill's

Poem, or Beauty Hurts Mr. Vinal

"next to of course god america i

my sweet old etcetera

i sing of Olaf glad and big

Space being (don't forget to remember) Curved

r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r

anyone lived in a pretty how town

JEAN TOOMER (1894-1967)

from Cane

Reapers

November Cotton Flower

Portrait in Georgia

Her Lips Are Copper Wire

CHARLES REZNIKOFF (1894-1976)

from Testimony: The United States (1885-1915):

Negroes

from Holocaust:

Massacres

HERMAN SPECTOR (1895-1959)

Wiseguy Type

V.J. JEROME (1896-1965)

A Negro Mother to Her Child

JOHN WHEELWRIGHT (1897-1940)

Plantation Drouth

JOSEPH FREEMAN (1897-1965)

(Our age has Caesars, though they wear silk hats)

LUCIA TRENT (1897-1977)

Breed, Women, Breed

Black Men

Parade the Narrow Turrets

LOUISE BOGAN (1897-1970)

Medusa

The Crows

Women

Cassandra

The Dragonfly

HARRY CROSBY (1898-1929)

Photoheliograph (For Lady A.)

Pharmacie Du Soleil

from Short Introduction to the Word

Tattoo

HART CRANE (1899-1932)

October-November

Black Tambourine

Chaplinesque

Episode of Hands

Porphyro in Akron

Voyages I

from The Bridge

Proem: To Brooklyn Bridge

Ave Maria

The River

Cape Hatteras

Atlantis

The Mango Tree

ALLEN TATE (1899-1979)

Ode to the Confederate Dead

MELVIN B. TOLSON (1900?-1966)

Dark Symphony

Libretto for the Republic of Liberia

YVOR WINTERS (1900-1968)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

STERLING A. BROWN (1901-1989)

Scotty Has His Say

Memphis Blues

Slim in Atlanta

Slim in Hell

Rent Day Blues

Old Lem

Sharecroppers

Southern Cop

Choices

LAURA (RIDING) JACKSON (1901-1991)

Helen's Burning

The Wind Suffers

Elegy in a Spider's Web

ANGEL ISLAND: POEMS BY CHINESE IMMIGRANTS, 1910-1940

(As a traveller in wind and dust)

(Instead of remaining a citizen of China)

(I am distressed that we Chinese are detained)

(America has power, but not justice)

(The low builing with three beams)

(The dragon out of water is humiliated by ants)

(The silvery red shirt is half covered with dust)

Poem by One Named Xu, From Xiangshan, Consoling Himself

Leaving behind my writing brush

KENNETH FEARING (1902-1961)

Dear Beatrice Fairfax

$2.50

Dirge

Denouement

LANGSTON HUGHES (1902-1967)

Negro

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

The Weary Blues

The Cat and the Saxophone (2 a.m.)

To the Dark Mercedes of "El Palacio de Amor"

Mulatto

Justice

Fire

White Shadows

Christ in Alabama

Three Songs About Lynching:

Silhouette

Flight

Lynching Song

Come to the Waldorf-Astoria

Goodbye Christ

Ballad of Roosevelt

Park Bench

Let America Be America Again

Letter from Spain

The Bitter River

Ku Klux

Shakespeare in Harlem

Madam and the Phone Bill

Ballad of the Landlord

Harlem

Late Corner

Dinner Guest: Me

The Backlash Blues

Bombings in Dixie

ARNA BONTEMPS (1902-1973)

A Black Man Talks of Reaping

Southern Mansion

GWENDOLYN BENNETT (1902-1981)

To a Dark Girl

Heritage

COUNTEE CULLEN (1903-1946)

Incident

For a Lady I Know

Yet Do I Marvel

Near White

Tableau

Heritage

From the Dark Tower

LORINE NIEDECKER (1903-1970)

Paen to Place

KAY BOYLE (1903-1993)

A Communication to Nancy Cunard

CARL RAKOSI (b. 1903)

The Menage

AQUA LALUAH (1904-1950)

Lullaby

LOUIS ZUKOFSKY (1904-1978)

To My Wash Stand

Mantis

A Song for the Year's End

Because Tarzan Triumphs (from Light)

Non Ti Fidar

JOHN BEECHER (1904-1980)

Report to the Stockholders

Beaufort Tides

Engagement at the Salt Fork

KENNETH REXROTH (1905-1982)

The Love Poems of Marichiko

ROBERT PENN WARREN (1905-1989)

Bearded Oaks

Evening Hawk

Heart of Autumn

STANLEY KUNITZ (b. 1905)

The Wellfleet Whale

The Snakes of September

JOSEPH KALAR (1906-1972)

Papermill

RICHARD WRIGHT (1908-1960)

We of the Streets

THEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963)

Cuttings

Cuttings (later)

Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze

from The Lost Son:

The Flight

I Knew a Woman

North American Sequence:

The Longing

Meditation at Oyster River

Journey to the Interior

The Long Waters

The Far Field

The Rose

GEORGE OPPEN (1908-1984)

Image of the Engine

In Alsace

Exodus

EDWIN ROLFE (1909-1954)

Asbestos

Season of Death

First Love

Elegia

After Tu Fu (A.D. 713-770)

Now the Fog

A Letter to the Denouncers

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been

A Poem to Delight My Friends Who Laugh at Science-Fiction

In Praise Of

Little Ballad for Americans----1954

CHARLES OLSON (1910-1970)

Variations Done for Gerald Van De Wiele

Cole's Island

SOL FUNAROFF (1911-1942)

The Bull in the Olive Field

The Man At The Factory Gate

Goin Mah Own Road

ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911-1979)

The Fish

The Man-Moth

At the Fishhouses

Filling Station

Questions of Travel

The Armadillo

In the Waiting Room

Pink Dog

Crusoe in England

One Art

WILLIAM EVERSON (1912-1994)

A Canticle to the Waterbirds

TILLIE LERNER OLSEN (b. 1912)

I Want You Women Up North To Know

MURIEL RUKEYSER (1913-1980)

The Book of the Dead

The Minotaur

(To be a Jew in the Twentieth century)

Rite

The Poem As Mask

Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars)

Poem White Page/ White Page Poem

ROBERT HAYDEN (1913-1980)

Middle Passage

Runagate Runagate

A Letter from Phillis Wheatley

Night, Death, Mississippi

Aunt Jemima of the Ocean Waves

No. 1 (from Elegies for Paradise Valley)

The Dogwood Trees

O Daedalus, Fly Away Home

CHARLES HENRI FORD (b. 1913)

Plaint

Flag of Ecstasy

WELDON KEES (1914-1955)

Travels in North America

RANDALL JARRELL (1914-1965)

The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

A Front

Losses

Second Air Force

Protocols

JAPANESE AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMP HAIKU, 1942-1944

Shiho Okamoto (Being arrested)

Sadayo Taniguchi (Hand-cuffed and taken away)

Kyotaro Komuro (Lingering summer heat)

Komuro (Passed guard tower)

Okamoto (In the shade of summer sun)

Shonan Suzuki (Withered grass on ground)

Hakuro Wada (Young grass red and shriveled)

Hyakuissei Okamoto (Dandelion has bloomed)

Shizuku Uyemaruko (On certain days)

Wada (Released seagull)

Ryokuin Matsui (Sprinkling water outside)

Komuro (Want to be with children)

Wada (Even the croaking of frogs)

Hangetsu Tsunekawa (Sentry at main gate)

Shokoshi Saga (Thin shadow of tule reed)

Tokuji Hirai (Looking at summer moon)

Suzuki (Moon shadows on internment camp)

Hirai (Early moon has set)

Suiko Matsushita (Rain shower from mountain)

Neiji Ozawa (Desert rain falling)

Senbinshi Takaoka (Frosty morning)

Jyosha Yamada (Black clouds instantly shroud)

Takaoka (Winter wind)

Hekisamei Matsuda (Doll without a head)

Sei Sagara (Suddenly awakened)

Hyakuissei Okamoto (Jeep patrolling slowly)

Shizuku Uyemaruko (Grieving within)

Okamoto (In the sage brush)

Matsushita (Oh shells----)

JOHN BERRYMAN (1914-1972)

from The Dream Songs

1 Huffy Henry

4 Filling her compact and delicious body

5 Henry sats

14 Life, friends

22 Of 1826

29 There sat down, once

40 I'm scared a lonely

45 He stared at ruin

46 I am, outside

55 Peter's not friendly.

76 Henry's Confession

382 At Henry's bier

384 The marker slants

WILLIAM STAFFORD (1914-1993)

Traveling Through the Dark

At the Bomb Testing Site

The Indian Cave Jerry Ramsey Found

DUDLEY RANDALL (b. 1914)

Ballad of Birmingham

JOY DAVIDMAN (1915-1960)

This Woman

For the Nazis

MARGARET WALKER (1915-1998)

For My People

RUTH STONE (b. 1915)

In an Iridescent Time

I Have Three Daughters

Pokeberries

American Milk

From the Arboretum

Drought in the Lower Fields

Some Things You'll Need to Know/ Before You Join the Union

THOMAS MCGRATH (1916-1990)

Deep South

Crash Report

First Book of Genesis According to the Diplomats

Ars Poetica: Or: Who Lives in the Ivory Tower?

A Little Song About Charity

Against the False Magicians

After the Beat Generation

Ode for the American Dead in Asia

ROBERT LOWELL (1917-1977)

Inauguration Day: January 1953

A Mad Negro Soldier Confined at Munich

Commander Lowell

"To Speak of Woe That Is in Marriage"

Man and Wife

Memories of West Street and Lepke

Skunk Hour

For the Union Dead

The Mouth of the Hudson

July in Washington

The March I

The March II

Central Park

GWENDOLYN BROOKS (b. 1917)

a song in the front yard

of De Witt Williams on his way to Lincoln Cemetery

Gay Chaps at the Bar

We Real Cool

The Ballad of Rudolph Reed

The Blackstone Rangers

To the Diaspora

To Those of My Sisters Who Kept Their Naturals

The Boy Died in My Alley

Young Afrikans

WILLIAM BRONK (1918-1999)

At Tikal

The Mayan Glyphs Unread

I Thought It Was Harry

Where It Ends

ROBERT DUNCAN (1919-1988)

Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow

My Mother Would Be a Falconress

The Torso (Passages 18)

Up Rising (Passages 25)

RICHARD WILBUR (b. 1921)

A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa Sciarra

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

Advice to a Prophet

MONA VAN DUYN (b. 1921)

Toward a Definition of Marriage

JAMES DICKEY (1923-1997)

The Sheep Child

Falling

DENISE LEVERTOV (1923-1997)

The Ache of Marriage

Olga Poems

What Were They Like?

Life at War

ANTHONY HECHT (b. 1923)

A Hill

"More Light! More Light!"

BOB KAUFMAN (1925-1986)

The Biggest Fisherman

Crootey Songo

No More Jazz at Alcatraz

MAXINE KUMIN (b. 1925)

Voices from Kansas

Saga

PAUL BLACKBURN (1926-1971)

At the Well

FRANK O'HARA (1926-1966)

Poem (The eager note on my door)

A Step Away From Them

The Day Lady Died

Why I Am Not a Painter

A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island

On Seeing Larry Rivers' Washington Crossing the Delaware At The Museum of Modern Art

Thinking of James Dean

JAMES MERRILL (1926-1995)

An Urban Convalescence

The Broken Home

Willowware Cup

Lost in Translation

ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997)

Love Poem on Theme By Whitman

Howl

Wichita Vortex Sutra

Father Death-Blues

ROBERT CREELEY (b. 1926)

After Lorca

I Know a Man

The Flower

For Love

America

Age

ROBERT BLY (b. 1926)

Looking At New-Fallen Snow From a Train

Counting Small-Boned Bodies

The Dead Seal Near McClure's Beach

A.R. AMMONS (b. 1926)

Corsons Inlet

Gravelly Run

Coon Song

JAMES WRIGHT (1927-1980)

Saint Judas

Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio

Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota

A Blessing

A Centenary Ode: Inscribed to Little Crow, Leader of the Sioux Rebellion in Minnesota, 1862

JOHN ASHBERY (b. 1927)

"They Dream Only of America"

Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape

Mixed Feelings

Hop o' My Thumb

Street Musicians

Syringa

Daffy Duck in Hollywood

Paradoxes and Oxymorons

GALWAY KINNELL (b. 1927)

The Porcupine

The Bear

W.S. MERWIN (b. 1927)

The Drunk in the Furnace

It Is March

Caesar

The Room

December Among the Vanished

For the Anniversary of My Death

When The War Is Over

The Asians Dying

For A Coming Extinction

Looking For Mushrooms At Sunrise

The Gardens of Zuni

Beginning

The Horse

Sun And Rain

Berryman

ANNE SEXTON (1928-1974)

Her Kind

The Truth The Dead Know

And One for My Dame

The Room of My Life

PHILIP LEVINE (b. 1928)

The Horse

Animals Are Passing From Our Lives

Belle Isle, 1949

They Feed They Lion

Francisco, I'll Bring You Red Carnations

Fear and Fame

On the Meeting of García Lorca and Hart Crane

ADRIENNE RICH (b. 1929)

Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Shooting Script

Trying to Talk With a Man

Diving into the Wreck

Twenty-One Love Poems

Power

from An Atlas of the Difficult World

XIII. (Dedications) I know you are reading this poem

GARY SYNDER (b. 1930)

Riprap

Beneath My Hand and Eye the Distant Hills. Your Body

I Went Into the Maverick Bar

Straight-Creek----Great Burn

Axe Handles

GREGORY CORSO (b. 1930)

Marriage

Bomb

ETHERIDGE KNIGHT (1931-1991)

Haiku

Hard Rock Returns to Prison From the Hospital For the Criminal Insane

The Idea of Ancestry

A Poem For Myself

For Malcolm, A Year After

Television Speaks

For Black Poets Who Think of Suicide

SYLVIA PLATH (1932-1963)

Black Rook in Rainy Weather

The Colossus

Tulips

The Bee Meeting

The Arrival of the Bee Box

Stings

The Swarm

Wintering

Daddy

Ariel

Lady Lazarus

HENRY DUMAS (1934-1968)

Son of Msippi

Kef 24

Kef 16

Fish

Knees of a Natural Man

Low Down Dog Blues

Black Star Line

AMIRI BARAKA (Leroi Jones) (b. 1934)

SOS

Black Art

When We'll Worship Jesus

N. SCOTT MOMADAY (b. 1934)

Plainview: 3

Buteo Regalis

Crows in a Winter Composition

Carriers of the Dream Wheel

Rings of Bone

The Stalker

Purple (from The Colors of Night)

The Burning

December 29, 1980

The Shield That Came Back

MARK STRAND (b. 1934)

Where Are the Waters of Childhood?

AUDRE LORDE (1934-1992)

Coal

Sisters in Arms

Outlines

Call

CHARLES WRIGHT (b. 1935)

Homage to Paul Cézanne

MARY OLIVER (b. 1935)

The Lilies Break Open Over the Dark Water

Black Snake This Time

JAYNE CORTEZ (b. 1936)

I Am New York City

Do You Think

LUCILLE CLIFTON (b. 1936)

I Am Accused of Tending To the Past

at the cemetery, / walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989

Reply

the message of crazy horse

poem to my uterus

to my last period

brothers

SUSAN HOWE (b. 1937)

The Falls Fight

Hope Atherton's Wanderings

MICHAEL S. HARPER (b. 1938)

Song: I Want a Witness

Blue Ruth: America

Brother John

American History

We Assume: On the Death of Our Son, Reuben Masai Harper

Reuben, Reuben

Deathwatch

Dear John, Dear Coltrane

ISHMAEL REED (b. 1938)

I am a Cowboy in the Boat of Ra

LAWSON FUSAO INADA (b. 1938)

from Listening Images

ROBERT PINSKY (b. 1940)

The Unseen

Shirt

WELTON SMITH (b. 1940)

Malcolm

JUDY GRAHN (b. 1940)

I have Come to Claim Marilyn Monroe's Body

Vietnamese Woman Speaking to an American Soldier

Carol

Plainsong

The Woman Whose Head is On Fire

ROBERT HASS (b. 1941)

Rusia en 1931

A Story About the Body

SHARON OLDS (b. 1942)

Ideographs

Photograph of the Girl

Things That Are Worse Than Death

The Waiting

His Father's Cadaver

LOUISE GLUCK (b. 1943)

Penelope's Song

Quiet Evening

Parable of the King

Parable of the Hostages

Circe's Power

Circe's Grief

Reunion

MICHAEL PALMER (b. 1943)

Song of the Round Man

All those words

I Have Answers to All of Your Questions

Fifth Prose

Autobiography

PAUL VIOLI (b. 1944)

Index

CAROLYN M. RODGERS (b. 1945)

how i got ovah

and when the revolution came

mama's God

RON SILLIMAN (b. 1946)

from Ketjak

from Sunset Debris

The Chinese Notebook

from Toner

ADRIAN C. LOUIS (b. 1946)

Dust World

Wakinyan

Without Words

Coyote Night

How Verdell and Dr. Zhivago Disassembled the Soviet Union

Wanbli Gleska Win

Looking for Judas

A Colossal American Copulation

Petroglyphs of Serena

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA (b. 1947)

Tu Do Street

Prisoners

Communiqué

The Dog Act

The Nazi Doll

Fog Galleon

Work

AI (b. 1947)

Twenty-Year Marriage

The German Army, Russia, 1943

The Testimony of J. Robert Oppenheimer

The Priest's Confession

WENDY ROSE (b. 1948)

Truganinny

C.D. WRIGHT (b. 1949)

Obedience of the Corpse

(OVER EVERYTHING)

Song of the Gourd

JESSICA HAGEDORN (b. 1949)

Ming the Merciless

RAY A. YOUNG BEAR (b. 1950)

In Viewpoint: Poem for 14 Catfish and The Town of Tama, Iowa

It is the Fish-faced Boy Who Struggles

CAROLYN FORCHÉ (b. 1950)

The Colonel

GARRETT KAORU HONGO (b. 1951)

Ancestral Graves, Kahuku

RITA DOVE (b. 1952)

Parsley

JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA (b. 1952)

Mi Tio Baca El Poeta De Socorro

ANITA ENDREZZE (b. 1952)

Birdwatching at Fan Lake

Return of the Wolves

ANA CASTILLO (b. 1953)

Seduced by Natassja Kinski

MARK DOTY (b. 1953)

Homo Will Not Inherit

HARRYETTE MULLEN (b. 1953)

from Trimmings

From S*PeRM**K*T

LOUISE ERDRICH (b. 1954)

Indian Boarding School: The Runaways

Dear John Wayne

SANDRA CISNEROS (b. 1954)

Little Clown, My Heart

THYLIAS MOSS (b. 1954)

Fullness

There Will Be Animals

Ambition

Crystals

PATRICIA SMITH (b. 1955)

What It's Like to Be a Black Girl (For Those of You Who Aren't)

Blond White Women

Skinhead

MARILYN CHIN (b. 1955)

How I Got That Name

SESSHU FOSTER (b. 1957)

We're caffeinated by rain inside concrete underpasses

You'll be fucked up

Look and look again, will he glance up all of a sudden

I'm always grateful no one hears this terrible racket

The Japanese man would not appear riding a horse

Life Magazine, December, 1941

I try to pee but I can't

MARTÍN ESPADA (b. 1957)

Bully

The Lover of a Subversive Is Also A Subversive

Federico's Ghost

The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Stomp

Fidel In Ohio

The Skull Beneath the Skin of the Mango

Imagine The Angels Of Bread

SHERMAN ALEXIE (b. 1966)

Indian Boy Love Song (#2)

No. 9 (from The Native American Broadcasting System)

Evolution

Scalp Dance by Spokane Indians

How to Write the Great American Indian Novel

Tourists

GRAPHIC INTERPRETATIONS

EDWIN MARKHAM

The Man With the Hoe

VACHEL LINDSAY

The Virginians Are Coming Again

LANSTON HUGHES

Christ in Alabama

Come to the Waldorf-Astoria

GWENDOLYN BROOKS

We Real Cool

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ISBN:
9780195122718
Editor:
Nelson, Cary
Editor:
Elliott, Emory
Editor:
Nelson, Cary
Editor:
Elliott, Emory
Editor:
Litz, A. Walton
Author:
null, Cary
Author:
Nelson, Cary
Editor:
Litz, A. Walton
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Literature/English | Poetry | American
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
Law
Subject:
iterature/English | Poetry | American
Edition Number:
revised
Series Volume:
105-396
Publication Date:
20000113
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Paperback
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Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 illus.
Pages:
1296
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6 x 9.2 x 1.9 in 3.55 lb

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Anthology Modern American Poetry (00 Edition) Used Trade Paper
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"Synopsis" by , The first collection to review the twentieth century comprehensively, An Anthology of Modern American Poetry spans American poetry from Wait Whitman to Sherman Alexie. It represents not only the traditionally familiar poetic works of the last hundred years but also includes numerous poems by women, minority, and progressive writers only rediscovered in the past two decades. It is the first anthology to give full treatment to American long poems and poetic sequences. In addition, it offers the most detailed annotations available in an anthology of this type. Many works benefit from specially commissioned research that provides readers with such help as the identification of the inventive references in Melvin Tolson's poetry, translation of all foreign language and illumination of obscure references.

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