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A Sacrifice of Praise: An Anthology of Christian Poetry from Caedmon to the Mid-Twentieth CenturyA Sacrifice of Praise: An Anthology of Christian Poetry from Caedmon to the Mid-Twentieth Century
James Trott
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This collection of poetry represents the most powerful poetry ever composed; with selections from well known poets such as Anne Hutchinson to the myriads of lesser known artists, a wide variety of poetry is presented here. Arranged in chronological sections from early Anglo-Saxon poetry to the early 20th century, poets are then arranged alphabetically with a brief introduction to their lives and works. With works taken from many streams in Christendom--Anglican, Catholic, Reformed and Orthodox--every style and form of poetry is represented, as is the themes of joy, despair, thanksgiving, exhortation and praise. 804 pages, index included.
     

 

 
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Immerse your kids in three centuries of American verse---they'll feel the heartbeat and hear the voice of their great nation! This choice anthology features sizable selections from 20 major poets, including Edward Taylor, Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, e.e. cummings, Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, and others. Features brief biographical notes and an index of titles/first lines. 535 pages, softcover from Penguin Putnam.
     

 
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Robert Warren, Albert Erskine
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From Shakespeare's wise music to Marvell's profundity and wit...from the Romantics passionate view of man and woman and nature to twentieth-century poets confused searching, this outstanding one-volume collection brings us the profound, soul-nourishing experience of great poetry. Brilliantly selected and arranged by renowned literary masters Robert Penn Warren and Albert Erskine, the poems here reflect the genius of six centuries of poets. It is the finest anthology of lyric poetry ever published.
     

 
Fifty Years of American Poetry: Over 2000 Important Works by America's Modern MastersFifty Years of American Poetry: Over 2000 Important Works by America's Modern Masters
W.H. Auden, Ezra Pound
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Seer, critic, lover, madwoman - the poet's sensibility gives us a chance to experience them all. This rich, wide-ranging collection of the work by scores of America's contemporary poets brings you both wisdom and entertainment in short verse. In it are represented with one poem each, the chancelors, fellows, and award winners of the Academy of American Poets since 1934. The result is a unique sampler of the various literary styles and themes that have left their mark on the past five decades. Fifty Years of American Poetry gives readers the opportunity to hear familiar voices and new ones - and encounter the great American poems that have captured both our minds and our hearts.
     

 
Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred PoetryEnlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry
Stephen Mitchell
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An anthology of poetry chosen from the world's great religious and literary traditions--the perfect companion to the bestselling Tao Te Ching.
     

 
The Penguin Book of First World War PoetryThe Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
George Walter
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Unrivaled in its range and intensity, the poetry of World War I continues to have a powerful effect on readers. This newly edited anthology reflects the diverse experiences of those who lived through the war, bringing together the words of poets, soldiers, and civilians affected by the conflict. Here are famous verses by Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wlfred Owen; poetry by women writing from the home front; and the anonymous lyrics of soldier's songs. Arranged thematically, the selections take the reader through the war's stages, from conscription to its aftermath, and offer a blend of voices that is both unique and profoundly moving.
     

 

 
Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American LiteratureBlack Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature
Abraham Chapman
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Ranging from writers Chesnutt to Hughes and featuring fiction, poetry, autobiography, and literary criticism, Black Voices captures the diverse and powerful words of a literary explosion. A comprehensive and impressive primer, this anthology presents some of the greatest and most enduring work born out of the African-American experience in the United States.
     

 
Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, SoftcoverGreat American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, Softcover
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A prose poem is a poem written in prose rather than verse. But what does that really mean? Is it an indefinable hybrid? An anomaly in the history of poetry? Are the very words "prose poem" an oxymoron? This groundbreaking anthology edited by celebrated poet David Lehman, editor of The Best American Poetry series, traces the form in all its dazzling variety from Poe and Emerson to Auden and Ashbery and on, right up to the present. In his brilliant and lucid introduction, Lehman defines the prose poem, summarizes its French heritage, and outlines its history in the United States. Included here are important works from masters of American literature, as well as poems by contemporary mainstays and emerging talents who demonstrate why the form has become an irresistible option for the practicing poet today. Great American Prose Poems is a marvelous collection, a must-have for anyone interested in the current state of the art.
     

 

 

 
Poems to ReadPoems to Read
Edited by Robert Pinsky & Maggie Dietz
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This is a welcoming avenue into poetry; for readers already devoted to the art it offers a fascinating, fresh approach. This anthology emphasizes the actual pleasures of reading poems: hearing the poem in your voice, bringing it to other people, musing about it, taking excitement or comfort from it, wandering with it, or -as in the Keats letter quoted in the Introduction - having it as a starting post. Many of the 200 poems are accompanied by comments from participants in the Favorite Poem Project - Americans of diverse regions, ages, and backgrounds. The editors contribute their own comments on some of the poems, which are arranged in chapters based on themes like youth, darkness, passion, and art.
     

 
Poets of the Civil WarPoets of the Civil War
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This short anthology, "Poets of the Civil War" will introduce the reader to the extensive volume of poetry inspired by the Civil War and reflects many points of view including strong Southern feelings and feelings equally intense for the Union. The volume includes selections from 33 poets, arranged chronologically by date of birth. Two poets who captured the Civil War well in their works, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville, are well-represented.
     

 

 

 
The Vintage Book of African American PoetryThe Vintage Book of African American Poetry
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In The Vintage Book of African American Poetry, editors Harper and Walton present the definitive collection of black verse in the United States - from the neoclassical stylings of slave - born Phillis Wheatley to the pst modern artistry of Yuslef Komunyakaa. Here is the oracular vision of Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott, the plaintive rhapsodies of an imprisioned Etheridge Knight. Here, too, is a landmark exploration of lesser known artists - including perhaps the tradition's most accomplished practicioner, Sterling A. Brown - whose efforts birthed the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movements - and changed forver not only our national literature but the course of America itself. Meticulously researched, thoughtfully structured, The Vintage Book of African American Poetry is a collection of inestimable value to all those interested in the ever-evolving tradition that is American poetry.
     

 

 

 
The Best Loved Poems of the American PeopleThe Best Loved Poems of the American People
Hazel Felleman, Edward Frank Allen
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Truly a classic, The Best Loved Poems of the American People contains over 575 traditional favorites to be read and reread. Categorized by theme, and indexed by author and first line, this is a collection that will be treasured by the young and not-so-young alike.
Relive the excitement and ultimate heartbreak of Earnest Lawrence Thayer's "Casey at the Bat," and the twoo less-known follow-up poems, "Casey's Revenge" and "Casey - Twenty Years Later." Enjoy, too, the history that is brought to life in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Paul Revere's Ride" and Alfred Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade."
Other contributors range from acknowledged literary giants like Rudyard Kipling, Robert Browning, Emily Bronte, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning to less familiar creators of popular pieces like "Home, Sweet Home," "The Old Oaken Bucket," and "In Flanders Fields."
These are the poems that have delighted generations, and will warm our hearts forever. Whether they are read aloud, or quietly alone, the selections in this book will be cherished for years to come. It is a must for every poetry lover, as well as every family reference library.
     
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