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.
Anyone who has ever felt the love's power will be thrilled by this collection. With 100 poems that celebrate love in all its guises, this book brings you words of romance from Emily Dickinson, Anne Bradstreet, Jane Kenyon, Billy Collins, ee Cummings and others.
About the Author
Mexican-born Michael Schmidt grew up with a boundless passion for poetry, and has written extensively on the subject in his books Lives of the Poets and The First Poets. He has a wonderful eye for new talent and runs a successful poetry-publishing house, Carcanet. He has published two Nobel Prize-winning authors and four Pulitzers; and introduced readers to poetry from diverse cultures.