Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics) (6th Edition)

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9780205655151: Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics) (6th Edition)

Brief and affordable, this pocket-sized anthology focus on the poems at a cost well under that of traditional anthologiesChronologically organized, the selections represent the full range of poetic tradition from popular ballads to contemporary work.  Diversity and flexibility are reflected in the selections by women and writers of color—representing over a third of the book—and by the inclusion of virtually every traditional poetic form used in English-language poetry.  Updates include twenty-five new selections from previously unrepresented poets, as well as different offerings from previously anthologized writers.  Contemporary poets new to this anthology include Joseph Harrison, Brian Turner, Allison Joseph, Sophie Hannah, and Emily Moore.  New poems represent poets ranging from Donne, Poe, Whitman, and Hardy, to modernists including Wallace Stevens, e.e. cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Richard Wilbur

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PENGUIN ACADEMICS compact yet complete–and always at a reasonable price!

 

We’ve created the Penguin Academics series with ease of use in mind–the books are conveniently portable, highly readable, attractively designed, and all at a great price.  

The ideal alternative to longer anthologies, this brief, affordable, and diverse collection of more than 250 poems covers the full scope of the poetic tradition.

 

Why do you need this new edition?

 

  • Twenty-five new selections include works by previously unrepresented poets, as well as new offerings by previously anthologized writers.
  • Always looking forward, this edition anthologizes works by contemporary poets Joseph Harrison, Allison Joseph, Sophie Hannah, and Emily Moore, as well as Iraq veteran Brian Turner–a 21st century soldier-poet. 
  • Providing a new eye on poets whose work had been included in past editions, this edition includes new poems by poets ranging from Donne, Poe, Whitman, and Hardy, to modernists including Wallace Stevens, e.e. cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Richard Wilbur. 
  • The poems in this edition both reflect contemporary social questions and represent a wide range of poetic forms, from sonnet to free verse to haiku.

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

R. S. Gwynn has edited several other books, including Drama: A Pocket Anthology; Literature: A Pocket Anthology; Literature: A Pocket Anthology; Inside Literature: Reading, Responding, Writing (with Steven Zani); The Art of the Short Story (with Dana Gioia); and Contemporary American Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (with April Lindner).  He has also authored five collections of poetry, including No Word of Farewell: Selected Poems, 1970-2000. He has been awarded the Michael Braude Award for verse from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  Gwynn is University Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

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