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100 Essential Modern Poems
Contributor(s): Parisi, Joseph (Selected by)

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ISBN: 1566636124     ISBN-13: 9781566636124
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
OUR PRICE: $21.21  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2005
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Annotation: Inspired and inspirational, worldly wise, deeply felt, and often delightfully funny, here in one compact volume are 100 of the greatest poems written in English over the last century, memorable masterpieces that everyone should know and enjoy.
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BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Dewey: 821.910
LCCN: 2005009897
Physical Information: 1.15" H x 6.06" W x 8.96" (1.24 lbs) 305 pages
Themes:
- Cultural Region - British Isles
 
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Publisher Description:
Inspired and inspirational, worldly wise, deeply felt, and often delightfully funny--here in one compact volume are 100 of the greatest poems written in English over the last century, memorable masterpieces that everyone should know and enjoy. Selected and introduced by Joseph Parisi, longtime former editor of Poetry magazine, this brilliant collection brings together the greatest poems by all the classic authors, along with the choicest works by today's most accomplished artists in America and abroad.

Contributor Bio(s): Joseph Parisi edited Poetry magazine from 1983 to 2003. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a By-Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. His most recent books include Dear Editor: A History of Poetry in Letters and The Poetry Anthology, both co-edited with Stephen Young. Mr. Parisi lives in Chicago.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2006 June)

Adult/High School -Parisi's purpose was to give adults who are overwhelmed by the amount of poetry available today a good starting point, but high school literature students will also benefit from this title. His criteria for the selections were: modern, meaningful, and memorable. The poets range from William Butler Yeats to Rita Dove. Each of the 70 individuals whose work is represented receives a short, readable introduction that includes pertinent biographical information, a description of the poet's place in modern literary history, and an analysis of the writer's style. One to three representative poems follow each entry. One drawback of the book is its arrangement: the entries run from page to page without a break. However, the content is so readable and the table of contents so clear that this is minor. The work is meant to be a small companion, a desert island collection. As such it will be useful to those new to the genre, as well as to readers looking for a single portable volume.-Sheila Janega, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

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