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Contemporary American Poetry

by Donald, Ed Hall

  • ISBN: 9780140586183
  • ISBN10: 0140586180

Contemporary American Poetry

by Donald, Ed Hall

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 0002
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 04/01/1963
  • ISBN: 9780140586183
  • ISBN10: 0140586180
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Description: Acknowledgments Introduction Preface to the Second Edition Index of Poets Index of Titles Index of First Lines William Stafford (b. 1914) comes from Kansas and was educated at the universities of Kansas, Wisconsin and Iowa. He has taught in California and Indiana and is now at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. West of Your City appeared in 1960, and Travelling Through the Dark (winner of the National Book Award) in 1962. In 1966 he published The Rescued Year and in 1970 Allegiances . Travelling through the Dark Returned to Say At Cove on the Crooked River Strokes Near With My Crowbar Key Dudley Randall (b. 1914) is a librarian in Detroit, and publisher of the Broadside Press, which prints broadsides and books by black American poets. Randall published some of his poems, together with poems by Margaret Danner, in Poem Counterpoem (1966), and a second collection, Cities Burning , in 1968. Roses and Revolutions Black Poet, White Critic George Old Witherington David Ignatow (b. 1914) has lived most of his life in Manhattan. In 1961 he published Say Pardon , and in 1964 Figures of the Human , which collected poems from volumes that had gone out of print. Rescue the Dead , from which all of these poems are taken, was published in 1968. In 1970 he published Poems 1934-1969 .The Bagel Rescue the Dead Ritual Three East Bronx All Quiet Robert Lowell (1917-77) was a member of the Bostonian family that included a president of Harvard and the poets Amy and James Russell. He attended Harvard and Kenyon and studied with John Crowe Ransom. Lord Weary''s Castle (1946), Lowell''s first full-scale book, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1947. The Mills of the Kavanaghs followed in 1951, and Life Studies (which won the National Book Award) in 1959. A book of translations, Imitations , appeared in 1961, and a translation of Racine''s Phedre in 1961. He published a new collection of poems, For the Union Dead , in 1964, and a collection of his plays, The Old Glory , in 1965. His most recent collections of poems are Near the Ocean (1967), Notebooks (1969), a revised Notebook 1970, For Lizzie and Harris (1973), History (1973), and The Dolphin (1973). Christmas Eve Under Hooker''s Statue The Holy Innocents New Year''s Day Katherine''s Dream After the Surprising Conversions Memories of West Street and Lepke For Sale Man and Wife Skunk Hour Robert Duncan (b. 1919) comes from Oakland, California, and has continued to live near by. He has edited the Experimental Review and Phoenix , and taught at Black Mountain College and the University of Buffalo. Among his books are The Opening of the Field (1960), Roots and Branches (1964), and Bending the Bow (1968). A Poem Beginning with a Line by Pindar Reed Whittemore (b. 1919) was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and attended Yale University. He taught at Carleton College, was consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress in 1964-65, and is now on the staff of the National Institute of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. He has published six volumes of poetry, of which the most recent is Poems New and Selected (1967). Still Life A Day with the Foreign Legion On the Suicide of a Friend The Party The Walk Home Howard Nemerov (b. 1920) joined the Royal Canadian Air Force after graduating from Harvard, and flew in England during the Second World War. He has published considerable literary criticism, three novels, a book of short stories and an autobiographical Journal of the Fictive Life , as well as several books of poems. New and Selected Poems appeared in 1960 and was followed by The Next Room of the Dream (1962) and The Blue Swallows (1967). Storm Windows The Statues in the Public Gardens A Singular Metamorphosis The View from an Attic Window The Fall Again Richard Wilbur (b. 1921) was educated at Amherst College and Harvard, where he took an M.A. in 1947, and was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows 1947-50. He has taught at Harvard, Wellesley and Wesleyan University, and he has been a Guggenheim Fellow and received a Prix de Rome. His books of poems include The Beautiful Changes (1947), Ceremony (1950), Things of This World (1956), Poems 1943-1956 (1957) and Advice to a Prophet (1961). In 1957 he received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Things of This World . He is also an accomplished translator, especially known for his translation of plays by Molire, The Misanthrope (1955) and Tartuffe (1963). In 1969 he published a new collection of poems, Walking to Sleep . Tywater "A World Without Objects is a Sensible Emptiness" Museum Piece After the Last Bulletins She The Undead In the Smoking Car Shame Anthony Hecht (b. 1922) is a native of New York City and attended Kenyon College, where he studied with John Crowe Ransom. He has taught at Smith College, Bard, and the University of Rochester. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Hudson Review Fellow. A Summoning of Stones appeared in 1954, and The Hard Hours (which included a selection from the earlier book) was published in 1967 and received the Pulitzer Prize. Alceste in the Wilderness Samuel Sewall The Vow The End of the Weekend "More Light! More Light!" James Dickey (b. 1923) was born in Georgia and has lived most of his life in the South. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, consultant in poetry for the Library of Congress, and teaches at the Unviersity of South Carolina. In 1967 he gathered his verse together in Poems 1957-67 . In 1968 he collected his criticism under the title From Babel to Byzantium . His most recent collection of poems is Eyebeaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buck-head and Mercy (1970). The Performance Hunting Civil War Relics at Nimblewill Creek Denise Levertov (b. 1923) comes from Ilford in Essex, England and served as a nurse during the Second World War, when her poems were first published by Wrey Gardiner in London. She married the American writer, Mitchell Goodman, and has lived in the United States since 1948. He American books include Here and Now (1957), Overland to the Islands (1958), With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads (1960), The Jacob''s Ladder (1961), O Taste and See! (1964), The Sorrow Dance (1967) and Relearning the Alphabet (1970). OVerland to the Islands Sunday Afternoon The Springtime The Grace-note The World Outside Six Variations A Map of the Western Part of the County of Essex in England John Logan (b. 1923) is editor of Choice , and teaches at the University of Buffalo. His books of poems are Cycle for Mother Cabrini (1955), Ghosts of the Heart (1960), Spring of the Thief (1963), and Zigzag Walk: Poems 1963-1968 (1969). The Picnic A Trip to Four or Five Towns Louis Simpson (b. 1923), born in Jamaica in the West Indies, came to the United States in 1940, and attended Columbia University. He spent three years in the United States Army, mostly in the glider infantry, and received his citizenship at Berchtesgaden. He has been a publisher, and has taught at the University of California, Berkeley and at Stony Brook in Long Island. He has published a novel, a critical book and six books of poems. At the End of the Open Road won the Pulitzer Prize in 1964, Selected Poems appeared in 1966 and The Adventures of the Letter I in 1971. Early in the Morning The Ash and the Oak To the Western World The Riders Held Back Walt Whitman at Bear Mountain There Is My Father in the Night Commanding No Edgar Bowers (b. 1924) was born in Georgia, and attended the University of North Carolina and Stanford, where he studied with Yvor Winters. He has been a Sewanee Review Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow. He now teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books of poems are The Form of Loss (1956) and The Astronomers (1965). The Mountain Cemetery The Prince The Centaur Overheard Adam''s Song to Heaven Le Rve John Haines (b. 1924) was born in Virginia, and in the late forties studied painting and sculpture in Washington and New York. He went to Alaska in 1947, and lived in a cabin which he built himself some seventy miles from Fairbanks. He published Winter News in 1966 and The Stone Harp in 1971. And When the Green Man Comes The Tundra Foreboding If the Owl Calls Again To Turn Back Donald Justice (b. 1925) was born in Miami, Florida, where he attended the University of Miami. He has studied at Stanford University and at the University of North Carolina. He teaches at the State University of Iowa. The Summer Anniversaries was the Lamont Poetry Selection in 1959, and was followed by Night Light in 1967. Beyond the Hunting Woods On the Death of Friends in Childhood Here in Katmandu Another Song Counting the Mad On a Painting by Patient B of the Independence State Hospital for the Insane Robert Bly (b. 1926) was born o
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