The Poets Laureate Anthology - Elizabeth Hun Schmidt

While poetry fans may already have the works of many of these exceptional poets, THE POETS LAUREATE ANTHOLOGY (W.W. Norton, $39.95) is not to be missed. It collects the signature poems and seldom-read works of all 43 American Poets Laureate, with black-and-white pictures and quotations from each. The ever-endearing Billy Collins gives readers a humorous and personal look at the appointment of Poet Laureate in his Foreword, while the editor, Elizabeth Hun Schmidt, gives insightful descriptions of each poet’s ability to develop his or her unique craft, often focusing on their time spent in D.C. at the Library of Congress. While the collection begins with 2010 Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin and ends with the work of  Joseph Auslander, the first to be appointed Consultant in Poetry (as the title was originally), in 1937, readers can go chronologically, tracing influences and challenges to tradition—or simply dive in at any point. The collection features William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Stanley Kunitz, and Robert Frost.

The Poets Laureate Anthology By Elizabeth Hun Schmidt (Editor), Elizabeth Hun Schmidt (Introduction by), The Library of Congress (With), Billy Collins (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Hun Schmidt (Editor), Elizabeth Hun Schmidt (Introduction by), The Library of Congress (With), Billy Collins (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393061819
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 4th, 2010