Classic, famous and lovely poems. The introduction by the director of the American Poetry and Literacy Project is by itself worth the price of the book.
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Focusing on popular verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, this treasury of great American poems invites poetry lovers to savor a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, 101 time-honored poems in this entertaining volume include:
Edgar Allan Poe . . . . . . . . The Raven
Walt Whitman . . . . . . . . . I Hear America Singing
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. . . Old Ironsides
William Cullen Bryant . . . . . Thanatopsis
Robert Frost . . . . . . . . . The Road Not Taken
Langston Hughes . . . . . . . . Still Here
Edwin Arlington Robinson . . . Miniver Cheevy
Emily Dickinson . . . . . . . . I'm nobody! Who are you?
. . . as well as works by Herman Melville, Vachel Lindsay, Emma Lazarus, Ernest Lawrence Thayer, Stephen Crane, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and other notables.
Chosen by the American Poetry & Literacy Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting poetry and literacy, these much-loved and highly readable poems promise students and general readers alike hours of reading pleasure.
This is really good for such a small compilation!