By David Lehman
Here's the eagerly awaited new version of The Oxford e-book of yank Poetry introduced thoroughly modern and dramatically accelerated by means of poet David Lehman. it's a wealthy, capacious quantity, that includes the paintings of greater than two hundred poets-almost thrice as many because the 1976 version. With a succinct and infrequently witty head observe introducing every one writer, it really is sure to turn into the definitive anthology of yank poetry for our time.
Lehman has accrued jointly all of the works one could look forward to finding in a landmark selection of American poetry, from Whitman's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Stevens's The suggestion of Order at Key West, and from Eliot's The Waste Land to Ashbery's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. yet both vital, the editor has considerably improved the diversity of the anthology. The e-book comprises not just writers born because the prior variation, but in addition many fantastic poets neglected in previous versions or little recognized some time past yet hugely deserving of realization. The anthology confers legitimacy at the Objectivist poets; the so-called Proletariat poets of the Nineteen Thirties; well-known poets who fell into forget or have been the sufferers of severe backlash (Edna St. Vincent Millay); poets whose real worthy has merely develop into transparent with the passing of time (Weldon Kees). between poets lacking from Richard Ellmann's 1976 quantity yet released listed below are W. H. Auden, Charles Bukowski, Donald Justice, Carolyn Kizer, Kenneth Koch, Stanley Kunitz, Emma Lazarus, Mina Loy, Howard Moss, Lorine Niedecker, George Oppen, James Schuyler, Elinor Wylie, and Louis Zukosky. Many extra ladies are represented: striking poets akin to Josephine Jacobsen, Josephine Miles, might Swenson. various African-American poets obtain their due, and unforeseen figures comparable to the musicians Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and Robert Johnson have a spot during this vital work.
This attractive assortment redefines the good canon of yankee poetry from its origins within the seventeenth century correct as much as the current. it's a must-have anthology for someone drawn to American literature and a booklet that's guaranteed to be consulted, debated, and precious for years to come.
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VINCENT MILLAY (1892-1950) SAMUEL GREENBERG (1893-1917) DOROTHY PARKER (1893-1967) E. E. CUMMINGS (1894-1962) CHARLES REZNIKOFF (1894-1976) H. PHELPS PUTNAM (1894-1948) BESSIE SMITH (1894-1931) JEAN TOOMER (1894-1967) MARK VAN DOREN (1894-1972) LOUISE BOGAN (1897-1970) JOHN WHEELWRIGHT (1897-1940) STEPHEN VINCENT BENET (1898-1943) MELVIN B. TOLSON (1898-1966) LEONIE ADAMS (1899-1988) HART CRANE (1899-1932) ALLEN TATE (1899-1979) YVOR WINTERS (1900-1968) STERLING A. BROWN (1901-1989) LAURA using (1901-1991) KENNETH FEARING (1902-1961) LANGSTON HUGHES (1902-1967) OGDEN NASH (1902-1971) COUNTEE CULLEN (1903-1946) EDWIN DENBY (1903-1983) LORINE NIEDECKER (1903-1970) LOUIS ZUKOFSKY (1904-1978) STANLEY KUNITZ (1905-) KENNETH REXROTH (1905-1982) ROBERT PENN WARREN (1905-1989) W. H. AUDEN (1907-1973) LINCOLN KIRSTEIN (1907-1996) JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN (1908-2003) GEORGE OPPEN (1908-1984) THEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963) CHARLES OLSON (1910-1970) WINFIELD TOWNLEY SCOTT (1910-1968) ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911-1979) J. V. CUNNINGHAM (1911-1985) PAUL GOODMAN (1911-1972) JOSEPHINE MILES (1911-1985) ANNE PORTER (b. 1911) ROBERT JOHNSON (1911-1938) JEAN GARRIGUE (1912-1972) ROBERT HAYDEN (1913-1980) MURIEL RUKEYSER (1913-1980) DAVID SCHUBERT (1913-1946) DELMORE SCHWARTZ (1913-1966) KARL SHAPIRO (1913-2000) may possibly SWENSON (1913-1989) JOHN BERRYMAN (1914-1972) RANDALL JARRELL (1914-1965) WELDON KEES (1914-1955) WILLIAM STAFFORD (1914-1993) RUTH STONE (b. 1915) GWENDOLYN BROOKS (1917-2000) RUTH HERSCHBERGER (b. 1917) ROBERT LOWELL (1917-1977) JOAN MURRAY (1917-1942) WILLIAM BRONK (1918-1999) ROBERT DUNCAN (1919-1988) CHARLES BUKOWSKI (1920-1994) AMY CLAMPITT (1920-1994) BARBARA visitor (b. 1920) HOWARD NEMEROV (1920-1991) MONA VAN DUYN (1921-2004) RICHARD WILBUR (b. 1921) HOWARD MOSS (1922-1987) ANTHONY HECHT (1923-2004) RICHARD HUGO (1923-1982) DENISE LEVERTOV (1923-1997) JAMES SCHUYLER (1923-1991) LOUIS SIMPSON (b. 1923) DONALD JUSTICE (1925-2004) CAROLYN KIZER (b. 1925) KENNETH KOCH (1925-2002) JACK SPICER (1925-1965) A. R. AMMONS (1926-2001) ROBERT BLY (b. 1926) ROBERT CREELEY (1926-2005) ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997) JAMES MERRILL (1926-1995) FRANK O'HARA (1926-1966) W. D. SNODGRASS (b. 1926) DAVID WAGONER (b. 1926) L EW W E L C H (1926-1971) JOHN ASHBERY (b. 1927) GALWAY KINNELL (b. 1927) W. S. MERWIN (b. 1927) JAMES WRIGHT (1927-1980) DONALD corridor (b. 1928) PHILIP LEVINE (b. 1928) ANNE SEXTON (1928-1974) JOHN HOLLANDER (b. 1929) RICHARD HOWARD (b. 1929) ADRIENNE wealthy (b. 1929) HARRY MATHEWS (b. 1930) GARY SNYDER (b. 1930) SYLVIA PLATH (1932-1963) TED BERRIGAN (1934-1983) JOSEPH CERAVOLO (1934-1988) MARK STRAND (b. 1934) JAY WRIGHT (b. 1935) RUSSELL EDSON (b. 1935) MARY OLIVER (b. 1935) CHARLES WRIGHT (b. 1935) FREDERICK SEIDEL (b. 1936) C. okay. WILLIAMS (b. 1936) CHARLES SIMIC (b. 1938) FRANK BIDART (b. 1939) CARL DENNIS (b. 1939) TOM DISCH (b. 1940) FANNY HOWE (b. 1940) ROBERT PINSKYOD (b. 1940) TOM CLARK (b. 1941) BILLY COLLINS (b.