Synopses & Reviews
Love has been an irresistible subject for poets for thousands of years-From Catullus in ancient Rome to the most modern young poet writing today. It's said that "all the world loves a lover" and indeed, there is a magnetic force that draws us into the magic circle of love. That's why everyone who ever has loved, is in love, has lost love, and hopes for love will be thrilled by this collection celebrating love in all its forms. They have been chosen with care and thought from the abundant resources of American and international writing. Voices of the past such as Queen Elizabeth 1; Sir Philip Sydney; Shakespeare; Emily Dickinson, and Wallace Stevens stand alongside the newer voices of Robert Bly, Louise Glück, W.S. Merwin, Pablo Neruda, Galway Kinnell, Jane Kenyon, Adreinne Rich, Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Dorianne Laux, James Wright, and others. The diversity of voices and the uniting subject matter make this book both a pleasing and enriching read.
The poems in this bok have been specially chosen to make you smile by their sheer alchemy. Including works by Walt Whitman, Pablo Neruda, W.S. Merwin, Dylan Thomas, Donald Hall and many others, these poems will put a smile back on your face!
When you need to "lighten up," open the pages of this engaging, mood-enhancing collection of 100 poems chosen to make you smile. You'll find poems that amuse you, make you giggle, and even laugh out loud. These poems are perfect for turning frowns upside-down. They have been chosen from the abundant resources of American and international writing. Favorite poets of the past such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Wallace Stevens stand alongside the newer voices of e.e. cummings, Robert Bly, Louise Glick, W.S. Merwin, Pablo Neruda, Galway Kinnell, Jane Kenyon, Dorianne Laux, Robert Hass, James Wright, and others.
About the Author
The introduction to this anthology was written by poet Jane O Wayne, whose book, A Strange Heart
(Helicon Nine Editions, 1996), was selected by James Tate for the 1995 Marianne Moore Poetry Prize, and received the 1996 Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award.
Her first book, Looking Both Ways (University of Missouri Press, 1985) received the Devins Award for Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as: Poetry, Iowa Review, The American Scholar, The Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, The Wisconsin Review, and anthologies such as: Music, Pictures, and Stories (Holt Rinehart Winston), Heart to Heart: Poems Inspired by 20th Century Art (Abrams), and The Invisible Ladder (Henry Holt). She has also taught Creative Writing at Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis.