Poetry Robert Hass Poet's Choice

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Poet's Choice

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9780880015660: Poet's Choice

When Robert Haas first took his post as U.S. Poet Laureate, he asked himself, "What can a poet laureate usefully do?" One of his answers was to bring back the popular nineteenth-century tradition of including poetry in our daily newspapers. "Poet's Choice," a nationally syndicated column appearing in twenty-five papers, has introduced a poem a week to readers across the country.

"There is news in poems," argues Robert Haas. This collection gathers the full two years' worth of Hass's choices, including recently published poems as well as older classics. The selections reflect the events of the day, whether it be an elder poet recieving a major prize, a younger poet publishing a first book, the death of a great writer, or the changing seasons and holidays. They also reflect Hass's personal taste. Here is "one of the most gorgeous poems in the English language" ("To Autumn" by John Keats): a harrowing Holocaust poem ("Deathfugue" by Paul Celan); and "my favorite American poem of spring" ("Spring and All" by William Carlos Williams). With a brief introduction to each poet and poem, a note on the selection, and insights on how the poem works, Robert Hass acts as your personal guide to the poetry shelves at your local bookstores and to some of the best poetry of all time.

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About the Author:

Robert Hass is the author of two earlier collections of poems, Field Guide and Praise, and a book of essays, Twentieth Century Pleasures. He has also collaborated with Czeslaw Milosz on the translation of his poems, most recently Collected Poems. His many honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur fellowship and the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. He has taught for many years at St. Mary's College of California and is currently a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Dark Lines by Virginia Hamilton Adair
Famous Night by Odysseus Alepoudeli
Death Fugue by Paul Antschel
An Ear, Severed, Listens by Paul Antschel
An Eye, Cut In Strips by Paul Antschel
From The Four-finger-furrow by Paul Antschel
Landinwards, Hither by Paul Antschel
Paths In The Shadow-break by Paul Antschel
Whitegray Of by Paul Antschel
Mr. Giai's Poem by John Balaban
Why's/wise: Wise 3 by Amiri Baraka
The Current by Wendell Berry
Come, My Beloved by Bible
Oh! Come With Me, My Bride by Bible
Guilty Of Dust by Frank Bidart
Nocturne by Eavan Boland
Inventory by Laure-anne Bosselaar
I Write From An Empire Whose Enormous Flanks by Joseph Brodsky
A Part Of Speech, Sels. by Joseph Brodsky
Therefore, Sleep Well. Sweet Dreams. Knit Up That Sleeve by Joseph Brodsky
O Little Town Of Bethlehem by Phillips Brooks
Peat Cutting by George Mackay Brown
Runes From The Island Of Horses: Winter by George Mackay Brown
In Order To Find Your Absolute Calendar, Fr. Pollen Memory by Laynie Brown
Memory Is The Vessel A Shell Becomes, Fr. Pollen Memory by Laynie Brown
Green Grow The Rashes, O by Robert Burns
Snow Storm by Hayden Carruth
Waiting For The Barbarians by Constantine P. Cavafy
The New-england Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day by Lydia Maria Child
Mouse's Nest by John Clare
Entering The South by Lucille Clifton
Fox by Lucille Clifton
Middle Of The Journey by Dante Alighieri
Blues by Jon Edward Davis
The Education Of Desire: 12 by William Dickey
As Imperceptibly As Grief by Emily Dickinson
The Bat by Emily Dickinson
Fleamarkey by Stephen Dobyns
Sympathy (1) by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Harding, Wilson, Taft, Roosevelt by Robert Duncan
The Groundhog by Richard Ghormley Eberhart
View Of The Library Of Congress From Paul Laurence Dunbar High School by Thomas Sayers Ellis
Among Our Great Ceremonies by Laura Fargas
Kuan Yin by Laura Fargas
The Sunflowers by Alice B. Fogel
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Against The Rest Of The Year by James Galvin
Mountain Passes Of Lime Were Walling In The Empty Sky by Federico Garcia Lorca
A Supermarket In California by Allen Ginsberg
Penelope's Song by Louise Gluck
The Day Of The Dead by Janice Gould
Of The Ever-changing Agitation In The Air by Jorie Graham
Steering Wheel by Jorie Graham
Jamesian by Thomson William Gunn
Lesson by Forrest Hamer
The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Earl Hayden
Postscript by Seamus Heaney
Singing School: 6. Exposure by Seamus Heaney
Time's Body by Brenda Lynn Hillman
Knowing Nothing by Jane Hirshfield
Movies by James Langston Hughes
Poem by James Langston Hughes
Out Here The Pavement's by Lynda Hull
A Prayer That Asks by Lynda Hull
We Perfected All The Pictures by Lynda Hull
Carmel Point by Robinson Jeffers
Life Draws A Tree by Roberto Juarroz
By The Rivers by Shirley Kaufman
Extracts From An Opera: 2. Daisy's Song by John Keats
I'll Put Your Basket All Safe In A Nook by John Keats
To Autumn by John Keats
Mosaic Of The Nativity: Serbia, Winter, 1993 by Jane Kenyon
Blackberry Eating by Galway Kinnell
Haiku by Kobayashi Issa
Haiku by Kobayashi Issa
Haiku by Kobayashi Issa
Haiku by Kobayashi Issa
Haiku by Kobayashi Issa
Haiku by Kobayashi Issa
New Year's Eve 1959 by Maxine W. Kumin
The Abduction by Stanley Jasspon Kunitz
River Birch In November by E.j. Miller Laino
Toward A Definition Of Love by David Lehman
In Summer by Denise Levertov
The Trace by Denise Levertov
At Yuan Tan-chi'iu's Mountain Home by Li Po
South Of The Yangtze, Thinking Of Spring by Li Po
Memory by Abraham Lincoln
Sunday by Timothy Liu
Inauguration Day: January 1953 by Robert Lowell
Criss Cross Apple Sauce by Thomas Lux
At A Heritage by Matsuo Munefusa
Departure Poem by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Poem Ending With A Line From Dante by William Matthews
Passing A Truck Full Of Chickens At Night On Highway Eighty by Jane Mead
Snow Jobs by James Ingram Merrill
Summer Canyon by William Stanley Merwin
Separation by Jane Miller
Horror Movie by Howard Moss
Hinx, Minx, The Old Witch Winks by Mother Goose
How Many Miles To Babylon? by Mother Goose
The Invention Of Cuisine by Carol Anne Muske
The Bottom Line, Sels. by Dennis O'driscoll
A Young Matron Dances Free Of The Island by Mary O'malley
Her First Week by Sharon Olds
The Cinnamon Peeler by Michael Ondaatje
Autobiography by Michael Palmer
On The Wing: 1 [al Vuelo] by Octavio Paz
Freeze by Carl Phillips
Ginza Samba by Robert Pinsky
Shirt by Robert Pinsky
Sonnet by Robert Pinsky
Day by Adelia Prado
Dysrhythmia by Adelia Prado
Sonnet: 17 by Naftali Ricardo Reyes Basuato
George Crabbe by Edwin Arlington Robinson
My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
Arroyo Seco by Martha Ronk
The Moon Over L.a. by Martha Ronk
December Moon by Eleanor May Sarton
Missing by Jane Shore
The Front Man by Charlie Smith
Surrounded By Wild Turkeys by Gary Snyder
We Needed Fire To Make by Susan Stewart
In Praise Of Self-deprecation by Wislawa Szymborska
Portrait Of A Woman by Wislawa Szymborska
Returns by Wislawa Szymborska
At The Grave Of E. A. Robinson by Henry Splawn Taylor
Country Church (manafon) by Ronald Stuart Thomas
In A Country Church by Ronald Stuart Thomas
Brown Owls by Anonymous
Gray Goose And Gander %waft Your Wings Together by Anonymous
Magpie Song (gambling Song) by Anonymous
The Noise Of The Village by Anonymous
Ruby Lips Above The Water by Anonymous
Song Of The Thunders by Anonymous
Song Of The Trees by Anonymous
This Is The Double Bed Where She'd Been Born by Ellen Bryant Voigt
Never Get Used To This by Derek Walcott
Instinct by Charles Kenneth Williams
Fine Work With Pitch And Copper by William Carlos Williams
Spring And All by William Carlos Williams
Masterful Images by William Butler Yeats
Players And Painted Stage by William Butler Yeats
Haiku by Yosa Buson
Haiku by Yosa Buson
Haiku by Yosa Buson
February by Zhao Zhenkai
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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