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Christmas Poems (New Directions Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Christmas Poems is a pleasing and diverse selection of classic holiday poems that goes all the way back to an eclogue of Virgil, moves along to a wide range of authors such as Chaucer, Herbert, Longfellow, Dickinson, Paul Dunbar, Rilke, Yeats, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, E. E. Cummings, Kenneth Patchen, Thomas Merton, Wallace Stevens, Marie Ponsot, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank O'Hara, Denise Levertov, and Bernadette Mayer. Beautifully designed, this New Directions gem (originally published in the 1940s and reissued in the 1970s) rings with the deep sentiments of the season and just the right splash of holiday cheer. comes with French flaps and is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. was originally edited by Albert M. Hayes and New Directions founder and publisher James Laughlin as , and published as part of the "Poets of the Year" series in 1942. The collection was updated and revised in 1972, and selections for this newly revised 2008 edition have been chosen by the editorial staff at New Directions.

Synopsis:

"Christmas Poems" is a pleasing and diverse selection of classic holiday poems that goes all the way back to an eclogue of Virgil; moves along to Chaucer, Dante, and Milton; right up to William Carlos Williams, e.e. Cummings, and Thomas Merton.

Synopsis:

Awake the voice!  Awake the string!
Dark and dull night fly hence away,
And give the honor of this day
That sees December turned to May.
            --William Herrick

Synopsis:

            --William Herrick

About the Author

James Laughlin (1914-1997) founded New Directions in 1936 while still a student at Harvard. He wrote and compiled more than a dozen books of poetry as well as stories and essays; seven volumes of his correspondence with his authors are available from W.W. Norton.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811218085
Author:
New Directions
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Manufactured by:
New Directions
Manufactured:
New Directions
Editor:
Hayes, Albert M.
Editor:
Laughlin, James
Author:
Laughlin, James
Author:
Hayes, Albert M.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Inspirational & Religious
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Series:
New Directions Books
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
15.24 x 10.41 x 0.76 mm 0.09 kg

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"Synopsis" by , "Christmas Poems" is a pleasing and diverse selection of classic holiday poems that goes all the way back to an eclogue of Virgil; moves along to Chaucer, Dante, and Milton; right up to William Carlos Williams, e.e. Cummings, and Thomas Merton.
"Synopsis" by , Awake the voice!  Awake the string!
Dark and dull night fly hence away,
And give the honor of this day
That sees December turned to May.
            --William Herrick

"Synopsis" by ,             --William Herrick
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