The Giant Book of Poetry

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Level4Press Inc, 2006 - 748 páginas
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Winner or finalist in the 'Best Books' National Book Award Poetry Anthology of the Year; Benjamin Franklin Audio Book of the Year; Foreword Magazine Audio Book of the Year; and the Bill Fisher Award for Best New Fiction. Over 750 pages of poetry spanning from 4,000 BC up to the present day and including a broad cross-section of global poetry. Footnotes for each poem specify each poem's form, define unusual or archaic words, and include notes about interpretation. Multiple indexes, including an index by subject, simplify finding exactly the right poem for any situation. The poems were specifically selected to appeal to readers new to poetry, but even experienced poetry readers will find new and enjoyable poems. The poems from the book are also available on audio CD.
 

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Índice

Table of Contents 5
25
Poems
31
Robert Greene 1560 1592
42
William Drummond 15851649
55
Ryusui 1691 1758
61
William Wordsworth 17701850
70
Robert Southey 17741843
96
George Gordon Lord Byron 17881824
102
William Stafford 19141993
453
James Dickey 1923 1997
467
Carolyn Kizer b 1925
479
Philip Levine b 1928
492
Miller Williams b 1930
502
Amiri Baraka LeRoi Jones b 1934
516
Robert Phillips b 1938
529
Margaret Atwood b 1939
533

Edgar Allan Poe 1809 1849
170
Alfred Lord Tennyson 18091892
181
Edward Lear 18121888
205
Charles Baudelaire 18211867
218
Coventry Patmore 18231896
230
Thomas Hardy 18401928
267
William Ernest Henley 18491903
283
James B Naylor 1860 1902
291
William Butler Yeats 18651939
298
Edwin Arlington Robinson 18691935
307
Robert Frost 18741963
320
Amy Lowell 18741925
351
Gertrude Stein 18741946
390
Marjorie Allen Seiffert 18811968
396
Sara Teasdale 1884 1933
404
Ezra Pound 18851972
410
Robinson Jeffers 18871962
416
Archibald MacLeish 1892 1982
427
Edna St Vincent Millay 18921950
429
May Swenson 1913 1989
448
David Budbill b 1940
542
Robert Pinsky b 1940
560
Toi Derricotte b 1941
570
Nancy Vieira Couto b 1942
575
Dave Smith b 1942
593
Brian Patten b 1946
604
Robert Hedin b 1949
618
Timothy Russell b 1951
631
Mark Irwin b 1953
635
Mark Turpin b 1953
641
Kevin Hart b 1954
649
Mark Cox b 1956
656
Julia Kasdorf b 1962
664
David Berman b 1967
667
Index by Title
687
Index to Translations
703
Index Pointing To Audio CD
717
Acknowledgements
741
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William Roetzheim is the author of seventeen published books, over 100 articles, three columns, and fifteen spoken word audio CDs (Producer and Director). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. His writing has won 8 gold medals and 21 honorable mentions in national and international competitions, including "Best Books" National Book Award; London Book Festival; IPPY Award; Indie Excellence Award; Benjamin Franklin Award; Foreword MagazineBook of the Year; New York Book; New England Book Festival; DIY Book Festival; and the Bill Fisher Award. His stageplay Frost has won a Seahorse award at the Moondance International Film Festival for Best Stageplay, and was a finalist for the Poetry Foundation's Pegasus Verse Drama award and the National Best Books award for Best Drama. His musical Eliot has won a Seahorse award at the Moondance International Film Festival for Best Musical Libretto and was a finalist for the National Best Books award for Best Drama.

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