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Title:
100 essential modern poems
ISBN:
9781566636124
Publication Information:
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2005.
Physical Description:
xiv, 305 p. ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Contents:
The second coming ; Leda and the swan ; Sailing to Byzantium / William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) -- Miniver Cheevy / Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) -- Mending wall ; The road not taken ; Stopping by woods on a snowy evening / Robert Frost (1874-1963) -- Chicago / Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) -- The emperor if ice-cream ; Sunday morning ; Anecdote of the jar / Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) -- The red wheelbarrow ; Spring and all / William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) -- The river-merchant's wife: a letter ; The study in anesthetics / Ezra Pound (1885-1972) -- Helen / H.D. [Hilda Doolittle] (1886-1961) -- Hurt Hawks / Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) -- The fish / Marianne Moore (1887-1972) -- The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock / T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) -- The soldier / Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) -- from Counter-attack / Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) -- Break of day in the trenches / Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) -- Dulce et decorum est / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) -- Recuerdo / Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) -- RÔesumÔe / Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) -- [anyone lived in a pretty how town] / E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) -- The Persian version / Robert Graves (1895-1985) -- from The bridge / Hart Crane (1899-1932) -- The weary blues / Langston Hughes (1902-1967) -- Columbus / Ogden Nash (1902-1971) -- Not waving but drowning / Stevie Smith (1902-1971) -- from The great Hunger: I / Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967) -- Bearded oaks / Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) -- Lullaby ; from Twelve songs: IX ; MusÔee des beaux arts / W.H. Auden (1907-1973) -- Bagpipe music / Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) -- My papa's waltz / Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) -- Manners ; One art / Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) -- The alphabet / Karl Shapiro (1913-2000) -- from The dream songs / John Berryman (1914-1972) -- The death of the ball turrett gunner / Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) -- Fern Hill ; Do not go gentle into that good night / Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) -- How to regain your soul / William Stafford (1914-1993) -- We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) -- For the Union dead / Robert Lowell (1917-1977) -- The illiterate / William Meredith (b. 1919) -- The war in the air / Howard Nemerov (1920-1991) -- Love calls us to the things of this world / Richard Wilbur (b. 1921) -- Church going ; Aubade / Philip Larkin (1922-1985) -- The hospital window / James Dickey (1923-1997) -- "More light! More light!" / Anthony Hecht (1923-2004) -- Tenebrae / Denise Levertov (1923-1997) -- Men at forty / Donald Justice (1925-2004) -- To my twenties / Kenneth Koch (1925-2002) -- Gravelly run ; The city limits / A.R. Ammons (1926-2001) -- Their bodies / David Wagoner (b. 1926) -- from Howl: I / Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) -- The broken home / James Merrill (1926-1995) -- The day lady died ; Why I am not a painter / Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) -- April inventory / W.D. Snodgrass (b. 1926) -- And Ut pictura poesis is her name ; My erotic double / John Ashbery (b. 1927) -- After making love we hear footsteps / Galway Kinnell (b. 1927) -- Losing a language ; For a coming extinction / W.S. Merwin (b. 1927) -- Autumn begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio / James Wright (1927-1980) -- You can have it / Philip Levine (b. 1928) -- Wanting to die / Anne Sexton (1928-1974) -- The missing / Thom Gunn (1929-2004) -- Planetarium / Adrienne Rich (b. 1929) -- Hawk roosting ; Relic / Ted Hughes (1930-1998) -- Blues / Derek Walcott (b. 1930) -- September song / Geoffrey Hill (b. 1932) -- Lady Lazarus / Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) -- After minor surgery / Linda Pastan (b. 1932) -- Where are the waters of childhood? / Mark Strand (b. 1934) -- Homage to Paul CÔezanne / Charles Wright (b. 1935) -- Morning poem / Mary Oliver (b. 1935) -- Alzheimer's: the wife / Mary Oliver (b. 1935) -- Prodigy / Charles Simic (b. 1938) -- Punishment ; Clearances ; Two lorries / Seamus Heaney (b. 1939) -- After making love / Stephen Dunn (b. 1939) -- Forgetfulness / Billy Collins (b. 1941) -- Dire cure / William Matthews (1942-1997) -- Y
Abstract:
Collects one hundred poems from the past century that reflect modern culture, including works by William Butler Yeats, Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, Wallace Stevens, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.
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