Good Poems

Good Poems by Various 0670031267 9780670031269
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Every day people tune in to The Writers Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by the narrator for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m. The title Good Poemscomes from common literary parlance. For writers, its enough to refer to somebody having written a good poem. Somebody else can worry about greatness. Mary Olivers Wild Geese is a good poem, and so is James Wrights A Blessing. Regular people love those poems. People read them aloud at weddings, people send them by e-mail. Good Poemsincludes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendance. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds. Its a book of poems for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not.

Author: Various

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 504

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 2002-09-30


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