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The Oxford Book of American Poetry

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  • Title: The Oxford Book of American Poetry
  • Author: David Lehman John Brehm
  • ISBN: 9780195162516
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] Download ✓ The Oxford Book of American Poetry : by David Lehman John Brehm, The Oxford Book of American Poetry, David Lehman John Brehm, The Oxford Book of American Poetry Here is the eagerly awaited new edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry brought completely up to date and dramatically expanded by poet David Lehman It is a rich capacious volume featuring the work of than poets almost three times as many as the edition With a succinct and often witty head note introducing each author it is certain to become the [PDF] Download ✓ The Oxford Book of American Poetry : by David Lehman John Brehm - The Oxford Book of American Poetry, The Oxford Book of American Poetry Here is the eagerly awaited new edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry brought completely up to date and dramatically expanded by poet David Lehman It is a rich capacious volume featuring the

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About "David Lehman John Brehm"

  1. David Lehman John Brehm

    David Lehman is a poet and the series editor for The Best American Poetry series He teaches at The New School in New York City.

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  1. The principal problem with this tome is that its emphasis is on modern poetry, even though it purports to be a comprehensive volume of American poetry Of its 1085 pages of poetry, almost all of it is devoted to what passed for poetry in the twentieth century This was accomplished not only by reducing the number of poets from earlier centuries, but also the number of pages devoted to each.Just five poets represent the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries America s Golden Age of poetry, the ninete [...]


  2. This new edition is considerably larger than the previous ones, and I ve been working on it for a month or so I discovered some new poets, some old friends, and faithfully slogged through some poems I remembered hating I was right about them, but one never knows Poetry, I ve found, is very fluid, and poems resonate differently for me through the years There s no way I feel adequate to review a book on this scale, a book of this scope, except to say that if you like poetry it s certainly worth pe [...]


  3. A great book, a wonderful anthology, but unfortunately there is one problem with it as a work It is the Oxford the British book of American Poetry, meaning that these are the selections of another country anthologizing American poetry There are many noticeable absences The poetry selections are mainly from East Coast authors and it does not feature as wide a range of multicultural authors as have become well known in America.Still a good reference to have on one s shelves.


  4. For anyone who want to read and teach poetry, I recommend this book The book gives poetic details starting from poets to their poem.


  5. I am no expert on poetry, I have only read a handful which is why I decided to read this and expand my horizons I have always been interested in poetry, but never took the time to appreciate it Here s my ratings of the poems I read, for future reference than anything, so I can look back and see which poets were my favourites and why Feel free to read the ones I rated highly, or suggest other poems you think I may like W H Auden As I Walked Out One Evening Louise Gl ck Celestial Music Robert Fro [...]


  6. When an anthology is over 1,000 pages and almost 800 of those are only the 20th century, I wonder what happened to the rest of America s literary tradition Most of the selections here are great and deserve to be included, but a lot has been left out like most of the 1800s and some included poets works could be reduced For example, it is a bit stunning, as Dana Gioia has pointed out, that Longfellow is was the most popular American poet of all time, and he only gets a few pages in anthologies But [...]


  7. Exactly what it says it is It s fairly comprehensive, and arranged well chronologically The selections are not restricted to the obvious ones, but the obvious ones are there Isn t it time you re visited Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening Just kidding, I m sure you reached your saturation point with that one in sixth grade But check out Another Reason I Don t Keep a Gun in the House by Billy Collins or The Wild Geese by Mary Oliver.


  8. Confession 1 I didn t read this 1085 page book cover to cover Confession 2 I just don t get poetry I read Whitman and Dickinson for my book club They did nothing for me I feel anti american saying so I jumped around and tried other poems as well The poems Peter suggested by Russell Edson are the only ones I liked But, I admit, I didn t read everything I guess later in the year I ll try poetry again If you have any advice, send my way.


  9. This collection is large but still missing many significant southern poets, in particular, James Dickey an omission that is downright inexcusable , as well as Sidney Lanier, Byron Herbert Reece, Miller Williams, David Bottoms, Dave Smith, Wyatt Prunty, and Greg Williamson.




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