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Poetry to Make You Smile

Wayne, Jane O

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ISBN 10: 1846014727 / ISBN 13: 9781846014727
Published by Spruce, 2014
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Title: Poetry to Make You Smile

Publisher: Spruce

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Life often feels like too much of a serious business, but you can find the perfect antidote in the humor and happiness that fill the pages of Poetry to Make You Smile.

This collection celebrates favorite poets of the past such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Wallace Stevens alongside the newer voices of e.e. cummings, Robert Bly, Louise Gluck, W.S. Merwin, Pablo Neruda, Galway Kinnell, Jane Kenyon, Dorianne Laux, Robert Hass, James Wright, and others.

You'll find poems that amuse you, and some that make you laugh out loud. Above all, they will surprise you and refresh your perspective, helping you to see life in a new light. Find a quiet spot, turn the pages of this beautiful book, and let the power of poetry raise your spirits.

About the Author:

The introduction to this anthology was written by poet Jane O Wayne, whose book, A Strange Heart (Helicon Nine Editions, 1996), was selected by James Tate for the 1995 Marianne Moore Poetry Prize, and received the 1996 Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award.

Her first book, Looking Both Ways (University of Missouri Press, 1985) received the Devins Award for Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as: Poetry, Iowa Review, The American Scholar, The Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, The Wisconsin Review, and anthologies such as: Music, Pictures, and Stories (Holt Rinehart Winston), Heart to Heart: Poems Inspired by 20th Century Art (Abrams), and The Invisible Ladder (Henry Holt). She has also taught Creative Writing at Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis.

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