The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-century American Poetry

The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-century American Poetry

Book - 2011
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Penguin proudly presents an unparalleled survey of the best poems of the past century.

Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U .S. Poet Laureate, introduces readers to the most significant and compelling poems of the past hundred years. Selecting from the canon of American poetry throughout the twentieth century, Dove has created an anthology that represents the full spectrum of aesthetic sensibilities-from styles and voices to themes and cultures-while balancing important poems with significant periods of each poet. Featuring poems both classic and contemporary, this collection reflects both a dynamic and cohesive portrait of modern American poetry and outlines its trajectory over the past century.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780143106432
0143106430
Characteristics: lii, 599 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Dove, Rita

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A beautiful collection. Poetry is adventure of the mind, and these American poets capture a spirit worth visiting


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