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Poem a Day #02: Poem a Day: A Wide Range of Classic and Modern Poemsby Laurie Sheck
Synopses & Reviews
Like its predecessor, Poem a Day: Volume Two contains 366 entries, one for each day of the year, plus brief, often amusing, always fascinating anecdotes and information about the poets and their poems. Drawn from the canon, translation, and contemporary poems, these works range in tone from tragedy to whimsy. Editor Laurie Sheck, whose own poetry has won wide acclaim, takes readers on a daily trip down the centuries and around the world, from the visionary style of Rumi to the challenging work of Brecht, from the socially conscious poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks to the avant-garde writings of Gary Snyder. Other selections include poems by Czeslaw Milosz, John Donne, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Raphael Alberti, Seamus Heaney, Marianne Moore, and many others. These poems are short enough to memorize, substantive enough to bear repeated readings, and accessible enough to be appreciated by both new and seasoned readers of poetry.
Like its predecessor, volume two contains 366 entries, one for each day of the year, plus brief, often amusing, always fascinating anecdotes and information about the poets and their poems.
About the Author
Laurie Sheck is the author of four books of poetry. The Willow Grove (Knopf, 1998) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent collection is Black Series (Knopf, 2001). Her work appears widely in such journals and magazines as the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, and Boston Review. She has been a member of the creative writing faculty at Princeton University and currently teaches in the M.F.A. program at the New School. She lives in New York City.
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