9780142003442

Good Poems

  • ISBN 13:

    9780142003442

  • ISBN 10:

    0142003441

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/01/2003
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Summary

Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanacon 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 Keillor 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." Good Poemsincludes verse 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. It's a book of poems for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not.

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