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Publisher Comments:

Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by the narrator for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their "utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m."

The title Good Poems comes from common literary parlance. For writers, it's enough to refer to somebody having written a good poem. Somebody else can worry about greatness. Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese" is a good poem, and so is James Wright's "A Blessing." Regular people love those poems. People read them aloud at weddings, people send them by e-mail.

Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendance. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds. It's a book of poems for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not.

Review:

"No false advertising here; just, as compiler Keillor says, good poems, written accessibly in common language by English-language writers....These are poems to live in comfort with all one's life." Ray Olson, Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Fifty poems, nineteen readers, and the definition of a Good Poem create an audiobook so good one is torn between generously lending it to friends and never taking it out of the car for fear of being stuck in traffic without it." AudioFile

Review:

"[T]here are some poems that make you stop and turn up the volume, and those are what he's collected here. It's a very eclectic selection....[A] step up for poetry." Library Journal

Review:

"A pretty dandy candy jar. The range of poets is wide, the tone is unpretentious, and the poems are all...good." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"[Keillor is] Will Rogers with grammar lessons, Aesop with no ax to grind, the common man's Molière." The Houston Chronicle

Review:

"Keillor's choices lean heavily toward works that tell a good story or paint a tangible picture....[E]ven folks who say they don't like poetry can find something here to enjoy." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanacon public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by the narrator for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their "utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m." Good Poemsincludes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds.

About the Author

Garrison Keillor is the host of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac. He is the author of the bestselling Lake Wobegon series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565116948
Introduction:
Keillor, Garrison
Selected:
Keillor, Garrison
Selected:
Keillor, Garrison
Read by:
Keillor, Garrison
Read:
Keillor, Garrison
Introduction:
Keillor, Garrison
Editor:
Keillor, Garrison
Author:
Various
Author:
Keillor, Garrison
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Abridged.
Edition Description:
Slightly abridged; 4.5 hours on 4 CDs
Abridged:
Yes
Series Volume:
no. 201
Publication Date:
September 26, 2002
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
30
Dimensions:
5.74x6.30x1.00 in. .52 lbs.
Media Run Time:
043000

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Product details 30 pages HighBridge Company - English 9781565116948 Reviews:
"Review" by , "No false advertising here; just, as compiler Keillor says, good poems, written accessibly in common language by English-language writers....These are poems to live in comfort with all one's life."
"Review" by , "Fifty poems, nineteen readers, and the definition of a Good Poem create an audiobook so good one is torn between generously lending it to friends and never taking it out of the car for fear of being stuck in traffic without it."
"Review" by , "[T]here are some poems that make you stop and turn up the volume, and those are what he's collected here. It's a very eclectic selection....[A] step up for poetry."
"Review" by , "A pretty dandy candy jar. The range of poets is wide, the tone is unpretentious, and the poems are all...good."
"Review" by , "[Keillor is] Will Rogers with grammar lessons, Aesop with no ax to grind, the common man's Molière."
"Review" by , "Keillor's choices lean heavily toward works that tell a good story or paint a tangible picture....[E]ven folks who say they don't like poetry can find something here to enjoy."
"Synopsis" by , Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanacon public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by the narrator for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their "utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m." Good Poemsincludes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds.
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