The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry - Rita Dove

Anthologies are great. If you’re a poetry aficionado, you have your favorites all in one place. If you’re a new poetry reader, you get to sample lots of styles, genres, and periods and find out what you like. For a guide to this rewarding, demanding literary art, there are few better than Rita Dove. A teacher, former Poet Laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Award, the Premio Capri—to name a few—Dove has compiled the new Penguin Anthology of 20th-Century American Poetry (Penguin Press, $40). Arranged chronologically from Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) to Terence Hayes (born 1971), this collection gives you classics like Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art” and Wallace Stevens’s “The Emperor of Ice-Cream,” as well as many lesser-known gems. T.S. Eliot is here, as are Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisnersos, Kevin Young and Dove’s fellow former Poets Laureate, Billy Collins and Kay Ryan.

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By Rita Dove (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780143106432
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Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2011

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By Rita Dove (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780143121480
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013