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Conversation Pieces: Poems That Talk to Other Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the timeless themes of love and marriage, friendship and motherhood, the Everymans Library Pocket Poets set has it all. Theres something for everyone to enjoy in this 75-volume set, from Animal Poems to Zen Poems. Each book comes in an elegant 256-page pocket-sized hardcover edition (4 1/8" x 6 1/4"), with full-cloth covers, lovely illustrated and jewel-tone jackets, silk ribbon markers, and gold stamping. Perfect for your home library, or as a gift for any occasion.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry edited by Peter Washington

Animal Poems edited by John Hollander

Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova

Auden: Poems by W. H. Auden

Baudelaire: Poems by Charles Baudelaire

Beat Poets edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Blake: Poems by William Blake

Blues Poems edited by Kevin Young

Browning: Poems by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Byron: Poems by Lord Byron, G. Gordon

Chinese Erotic Poems edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping

Christmas Poems edited by Peter Washington

Coleridge: Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Comic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Conversation Pieces by Kurt Brown

The Dance edited by Emily Fragos

Dickinson: Poems by Emily Dickinson

Doggerel edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Donne: Poems by John Donne

Eliot: Poems by T. S. Eliot

Emerson: Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emily Bronte: Poems by Emily Bronte

Erotic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Eugene Onegin and Other Poems by Alexander Pushkin

Fatherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Friendship Poems edited by Peter Washington

Frost: Poems by Robert Frost

Garden Poems edited by John Hollander

The Great Cat edited by Emily Fragos

Haiku edited by Peter Washington

Hardy: Poems by Thomas Hardy

Herbert: Poems by George Herbert

Hopkins: Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hughes: Poems by Langston Hughes

Indian Love Poems edited by Meena Alexander

Jazz Poems edited by Kevin Young

Keats: Poems by John Keats

Kipling: Poems by Rudyard Kipling

Letters by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Love Letters edited by Peter Washington

Love Poems edited by Peter Washington

Love Songs and Sonnets edited by Peter Washington

Love Speaks Its Name by J. D. McClatchy

Lullabies and Poems for Children edited by Diana Secker Larson

Marriage Poems edited by John Hollander

Marvell: Poems by Andrew Marvell

Milton: Poems by John Milton

Motherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

On Wings of Song by J. D. McClatchy

Persian Poets edited by Peter Washington

Plath: Poems by Sylvia Plath

Poe: Poems by Edgar Allen Poe

Poems Bewitched and Haunted edited by John Hollander

Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Poems by Robert Burns

Poems of Mourning edited by Peter Washington

Poems of New York edited by Elizabeth Schmidt

Poems of Sleep and Dreams edited by Peter Washington

Poems of the American West edited by Robert Mezey

Poems of the Sea by J. D. McClatchy

Prayers edited by Peter Washington

Rilke: Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rimbaud: Poems by Arthur Rimbaud

The Roman Poets edited by Peter Washington

Rossetti: Poems by Christina Rossetti

Shakespeare: Poems by William Shakespeart

Shelley: Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Solitude edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Sonnets edited by John Hollander

Stevens: Poems by Wallace Stevens

Tennyson: Poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson

War Poems edited by Peter Washington

Whitman: Poems by Walt Whitman

Wordsworth: Poems by William Wordsworth

Zen Poems edited by Peter Harris

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

Synopsis:

This utterly delightful anthology gathers poetic responses to other poems in a dialogue conducted across space and time.

Here are poems that answer, argue with, update, elaborate on, mock, interrogate, or pay tribute to poems of the past. We hear Leda's view of the Swan; feel sympathy for La Belle Dame sans Merci, and find out how Marvell's coy mistress might have answered his appeal. Raleigh's famous reply to Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" sparked a centuries-long debate that John Donne, William Carlos Williams, C. Day Lewis, and Ogden Nash could not resist joining. In these pages we see Denise Levertov respond to Wordsworth, Randall Jarrell to Auden, Ogden Nash to Byron, Donald Justice to César Vallejo. We also see contemporary poets responding to their peers with the same intriguing mix of admiration and impatience.

Whether they offer approbation or reproof, the pleasures of a jazz riff or a completely different perspective, these remarkable poems are not only engaging themselves but also capable of casting surprising new light on the poems that inspired them.

Synopsis:

An utterly delightful collection of responses to poems written across the centuries, these modern poems are not only engaging themselves but also capable of casting surprising new light on the poems that inspired them.

About the Author

Kurt Brown is the author of four books of poetry and editor of numerous anthologies. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.

Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture at Queens College, CUNY, and author of several mystery novels featuring Edgar Allan Poe. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307265456
Author:
Brown, Kurt
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Preface by:
Collins, Billy
Preface:
Collins, Billy
Editor:
Schechter, Harold
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Schechter, Harold
Author:
Edited by Kurt Brown and Harold Schechter
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.58x4.45x.70 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This utterly delightful anthology gathers poetic responses to other poems in a dialogue conducted across space and time.

Here are poems that answer, argue with, update, elaborate on, mock, interrogate, or pay tribute to poems of the past. We hear Leda's view of the Swan; feel sympathy for La Belle Dame sans Merci, and find out how Marvell's coy mistress might have answered his appeal. Raleigh's famous reply to Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" sparked a centuries-long debate that John Donne, William Carlos Williams, C. Day Lewis, and Ogden Nash could not resist joining. In these pages we see Denise Levertov respond to Wordsworth, Randall Jarrell to Auden, Ogden Nash to Byron, Donald Justice to César Vallejo. We also see contemporary poets responding to their peers with the same intriguing mix of admiration and impatience.

Whether they offer approbation or reproof, the pleasures of a jazz riff or a completely different perspective, these remarkable poems are not only engaging themselves but also capable of casting surprising new light on the poems that inspired them.

"Synopsis" by , An utterly delightful collection of responses to poems written across the centuries, these modern poems are not only engaging themselves but also capable of casting surprising new light on the poems that inspired them.
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