The Rattle Bag

An Anthology of Poetry

Author: Ted Hughes,Seamus Heaney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0571225837

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

View: 1884

Gathers a wide selection of poems by British and American authors, including Frost, Ginsberg, Graves, Eliot, Hardy, Sharkespeare, Tennyson, Wordsworth, and Auden.

The School Bag

Author: Seamus Heaney,Ted Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571177509

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 590

View: 4041

The School Bag is designed to present the history of the poetry of the English language in a fresh and accessible way and includes not only poems from the established canon but also examples of Old English, Middle English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh poetry.

Famous Americans

Author: Loren Goodman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300132034

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 773

This year’s winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Loren Goodman’s Famous Americans. Hilarious, eclectic, and bizarre, this collection takes the reader on a rollercoaster of a ride through the absurdities of American pop culture. Employing a variety of forms (from epistolary to script to interview and beyond), this work proves to be as much about exploring frameworks as it is about examining the lives of famous and not-so-famous Americans. Goodman questions our concept of what it means to be an icon: he disrupts our assumptions, creating an alternate universe in which nothing remains sacred.

99 Poems in Translation

Author: Harold Pinter,Anthony Astbury,Geoffrey Godbert

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802134899

Category: Poetry

Page: 149

View: 5380

Straddling a wide range of styles, cultures, and time periods, gathers the works of such poets as Anna Akhmatora, Charles Baudelaire, Ovid, and Yuan Chen

World Poetry

An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

Author: Katharine Washburn,Clifton Fadiman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393041309

Category: Poetry

Page: 1338

View: 2635

An anthology of the best poetry ever written contains more than sixteen hundred poems, spanning more than four millennia, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century

The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish

Author: Joshua Weiner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022601715X

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 1341

At the heart of Joshua Weiner’s new book is an extended poem with a bold political dimension and great intellectual ambition. It fuses the poet’s point of view with Walt Whitman’s to narrate a decentered time-traveling collage about Rock Creek, a tributary of the Potomac that runs through Washington, DC. For Weiner, Rock Creek is the location of myriad kinds of movement, streaming, and joining: personal enterprise and financial capital; national politics, murder, sex, and homelessness; the Civil War and collective history; music, spiritual awakening, personal memory, and pastoral vision. The questions that arise from the opening foundational poem inform the others in the collection, which range widely from the dramatic arrival of an uncanny charismatic totem that titles the volume to intimate reflections on family, illness, and dream visions. The virtues of Weiner’s earlier books—discursive intelligence, formal control, an eccentric and intriguing ear, and a wide-ranging curiosity matched to variety of feeling—are all present here. But in The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, Weiner has discovered a new poetic idiom, one that is stripped down, rhythmically jagged, and comprehensively philosophical about human limits.

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501121871

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

View: 1394

The internationally bestselling collection of poetry so powerful that it has moved readers to tears. “Anthony and Ben Holden remind us that you don’t have to be an academic or a postgraduate in creative writing to be moved by verse” (The Wall Street Journal). One hundred women—distinguished in literature and film, science and law, theater and human rights—share poems that have stayed with them long after reading. The poems here range from the eighth century to today, from Rumi and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W.H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy, Pablo Neruda, and Derek Walcott to Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire. Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature. From Yoko Ono to Judi Dench, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Elena Ferrante, Tina Brown, Michelle Williams, and Sarah Waters to Kaui Hart Hemmings and Joan Baez to Nikki Giovanni, this unique collection delivers private insights into the minds of women whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world. Their selections include classics by visionaries, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Pablo Neruda as well as contemporary works by masters, including Seamus Heaney, Adrienne Rich, and Warsan Shire, with introductions to their work as powerful as the poems themselves. Poems That Make Grown Women Cry is a collection which represents a variety of aesthetic sensibilities and the full spectrum of human emotion. It is also a reminder of how poetry can touch minds and hearts, and how easily it will do so for readers of all stripes if they turn the first page.


Poems of Ireland since 1916

Author: Niall MacMonagle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1844883191

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

View: 1139

Windharp: Niall MacMonagle's essential anthology of the last century of Irish poetry The Easter Rising of 1916 was a foundational moment of the independent Irish state; but while that insurrection continues to divide opinion, there is no disagreement as to the majesty of Yeats's 'Easter 1916', or about the excellence of the Irish poetic tradition over the past century. Windharp is an anthology that follows the twists and turns of Irish history, culture and society through the work of its remarkable standing army of poets. Edited by Niall MacMonagle, Ireland's most trusted poetry commentator,Windharp is an accessible and inspiring journey through a century of Irish life. 'A landmark book' Clive James, TLS Books of the Year 'Glorious' Irish Examiner 'Beautifully produced ... an appealing and appetite-whetting introduction to a century's poetry' Irish Times 'Beautifully judged ... poised perfectly between the canon and the tradition, with a generous inclusiveness' Eavan Boland, Irish Times 'A perfect selection. One of the best anthologies of Irish poetry ever produced.' Donal Ryan

Give the Ball to the Poet

A New Anthology of Caribbean Poetry

Author: Georgie Horrell,Morag Styles,Aisha Spencer

Publisher: Third Millenium Pub

ISBN: 9781909931008

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 1825

"GIVE THE BALL TO THE POET is an exciting new anthology of Caribbean poetry aimed primarily at 11- to 16-year-olds but with great appeal for all ages. In its pages you will find many well-known and loved Caribbean poets, while also discovering lively new voices. With an emphasis on the music of Caribbean poetry as it is spoken, this collection ranges from the light-hearted and lyrical to the serious and thought- provoking. Jane Ray's ravishing illustrations complement the poetry and bring the Caribbean to life. A deep sense of place is never far away, with many poems evoking the beauty of the islands while not forgetting their harsh histories. Published in time for the Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, 2014), the anthology features some outstanding poetry on sporting themes; one of several works specially commissioned for the book is a tribute to Usain Bolt by Mervyn Morris. Give the Ball to the Poet distils the essence of a vibrant range of traditions in a celebration of human struggle, endeavour and achievement."--front cover flap.

Making Your Own Days

The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684824388

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 4804

Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

The Book of Men: Poems

Author: Dorianne Laux

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393080919

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 8944

"Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."—Philip Levine The narrative poems in Dorianne Laux's fifth collection charge through the summer of love, where Vietnam casts a long shadow, and into the present day, where she compassionately paints the smoky bars, graffiti, and addiction of urban life. Laux is "continually engaging and, at her best, luminous" (San Diego Union-Tribune). from "To Kiss Frank," make out with him a bit, this is what my friend would like to do oh these too many dead summers later, and as much as I want to stroll with her into the poet's hazy fancy all I can see is O'Hara's long gone lips fallen free of the bone, slumbering beneath the grainy soil.

Answering Back

Living poets reply to the poetry of the past

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330470574

Category: Poetry

Page: 148

View: 7078

Carol Ann Duffy has invited fifty of her peers to choose and respond to a poem from the past. With up-and-coming poets alongside more established names, and original poems alongside the new works they have inspired – Paul Muldoon, Vickie Feaver and U. A. Fanthorpe, for example, engage with classic works by Philip Larkin, Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti – the result is a collection of voices that speak to one another across the centuries. Teasing, subverting, arguing, echoing and – ultimately – illuminating, Answering Back is a vibrant, fascinating and timeless anthology, compiled by one of the nation’s favourite poets. ‘Intriguing . . . Entertaining and stimulating’ Good Book Guide ‘A starry game of call and answer across poetic generations’ FT Magazine

Strictly Private

An Anthology of Poetry

Author: Roger McGough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140372922

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 192

View: 745

A collection of poems for the 11+ age group. Roger McGough has selected the poems from the world of living poets, many of them little known, and has included a number of his own poems. Most of the poems are humorous, some are sad, but nearly all are relevant to today's teenagers.

Benito Cereno, Bartleby: the Scrivener, And, the Encantadas

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Digireads.Com

ISBN: 9781420925494

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 7668

Benito Cereno, is a harrowing tale of slavery and revolt aboard a Spanish ship and is regarded by many as Melville's finest short story. First written as magazine pieces and later published in The Piazza Tales, Bartleby (also called Bartleby, the Scrivener) is a haunting moral allegory set in the business world of 19th century New York. The Encantadas, or The Enchanted Isles, is a sea story.

Other Men's Flowers

An Anthology of Poetry

Author: Archibald Percival Wavell Earl of Wavell

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9780712653428

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

View: 9945

First published in 1944, during the darkest days of the war, Lord Wavell's great anthology of English poetry - enhanced by his own introduction and annotations - encouraged and delighted many thousands of readers. It has remained in print every since, proving beyond doubt that, whatever the fashion of the day, poetry can fulfil its ancient function, finding its way to the hearts of the many, not only to the minds of the few.

Electric Light


Author: Seamus Heaney

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466855525

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 4760

A powerful new collection by the bestselling translator of Beowulf. In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air That is water, on carpets of Bann stream, on hold In the everything flows and steady go of the world. --from "Perch" Seamus Heaney's new collection travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical world and revisiting the poet's childhood: rural electrification and the light of ancient evenings are reconciled within the orbit of a single lifetime. This is a book about origins (not least, the origins of words) and oracles: the places where things start from, the ground of understanding -- whether in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry. Electric Light ranges from short takes to conversation poems. The pre-Socratic wisdom that everything flows is held in tension with the elegizing of friends and fellow poets. These gifts of recollection renew the poet's calling to assign things their proper names; once again Heaney can be heard extending his word hoard and roll call in this, his eleventh collection.

Here to Eternity

An Anthology of Poetry

Author: Andrew Motion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571215652

Category: English poetry

Page: 402

View: 4147

Since becoming Poet Laureate in 1999, Andrew Motion has been tireless in his efforts to raise the profile of poetry. In this wonderful anthology, he has brought together an extraordinary range of poems, exemplifying his belief that, if we let it, poetry has a unique power to enrich our lives as it diversifies them. The poems are arranged in a series of ten concentric rings: Self, Home, Town, Work, Land, Love, Travel, War, Belief and Space. Each section is distinct but seeks out resemblances and echoes elsewhere, creating the impression of an endlessly expanding universe. From Wallace Stevens to Stevie Smith, Joseph Brodsky to Jo Shapcott, Bob Dylan to Dylan Thomas, Ben Jonson to Benjamin Zephaniah, Here to Eternity provides a perfect introduction for new readers and offers surprising connections and revelations to those who are already well-versed.

Emergency Kit

Poems for Strange Times

Author: Jo Shapcott

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571223008

Category: English poetry

Page: 336

View: 4012

This collection includes poetry from the Antipodes, India, Africa and the Caribbean as well as the US and UK. It includes an introduction which puts the case against prejudices and narrownesses which have obscured understanding for too long.

By Heart

101 Poems to Remember

Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571278749

Category: American poetry

Page: 143

View: 3306

What has happened to the lost art of memorising poems? Why do we no longer feel that it is necessary to know the most enduring, beautiful poems in the English language 'by heart'? In his introduction Ted Hughes explains how we can overcome the problem by using a memory system that becomes easier the more frequently it is practised. The collected 101 poems are both personal favourites and particularly well-suited to the method Hughes demonstrates. Spanning four centuries, ranging from Shakespeare and Keats through to Thomas Hardy and Seamus Heaney, By Heart offers the reader a 'mental gymnasium' in which the memory can be exercised and trained in the most pleasurable way. Some poems will be more of a challenge than others, but all will be treasured once they have become part of the memory bank.This edition is part of a series of anthologies edited by poets such as Don Paterson and Simon Armitage and features an attractive new design to complement an anthology of classic poems.