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The Penguin anthology of twentieth-century American poetry / edited with an introduction by Rita Dove.

Dove, Rita (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780143106432
  • ISBN: 0143106430
  • ISBN: 9780143121480 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: lii, 599 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: The hill -- Fiddler Jones -- Petit, the poet / Edgar Lee Masters -- Miniver Cheevy -- Mr. Flood's party / Edwin Arlington Robinson -- The creation / James Weldon Johnson -- The poet -- Life's tragedy / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- The death of the hired man -- Mending wall -- Birches -- Stopping by woods on a snowy evening -- Tree at my window -- Directive / Robert Frost -- Patters / Amy Lowell -- Susie Asado -- From Tender buttons : A box ; A plate / Gertrude Stein -- I sit and sew / Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson -- Grass -- Cahoots / Carl Sandburg -- Peter Quince at the Clavier -- Disillusionment of ten o'clock -- Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird -- Anecdote of the jar -- The emperor of ice-cream -- Of mere being / Wallace Stevens -- Fragment / Angelina Weld Grimké -- Tract -- Danse Russe -- The red wheelbarrow -- The yachts -- From Asphodel, that greeny flower (book I, lines 1-92) / William Carlos Williams -- Moonlight -- There will come soft rains / Sara Teasdale
The jewel stairs' grievance -- The river-merchants' wife: a letter -- In a station of the metro -- Hugh Selwyn Mauberley -- From Canto LXXXI (Libretto: "Yet / Ere the season died a-cold") / Ezra Pound -- Sea rose -- Helen -- From The walls do not fall : 1 ("An incident here and there") -- From Hermetic definition: "Red rose and a beggar" : 1 ("Why did you come") ; 2 ("Take me anywhere") ; 5 ("Venice--Venus?") / Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) -- Gale in April -- Shine, perishing republic -- Clouds at evening -- Credo / Robinson Jeffers -- The fish -- Poetry -- Poetry / Marianne Moore -- The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock -- Preludes -- The waste land / T.S. Eliot -- If we must die -- The Harlem dancer / Claude McKay -- Ars poetica / Archibald MacLeish -- First fig -- Recuerdo / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- in Just- -- Buffalo Bill's -- the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls -- next to of course god america i -- somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond -- r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r / E.E. Cummings -- Reapers -- November cotton flower -- Portrait in Georgia / Jean Toomer -- Medusa -- New moon / Louise Bogan -- Dark symphony -- From Harlem gallery: Psi ("Black boy, / let me get up from the white man's table...") / Melvin B. Tolson -- From The bridge [excerpts] : Proem : To Brooklyn Bridge ; From II : Powhatan's daughter : The river / Hart Crane -- Silent poem / Robert Francis
The Negro speaks of rivers -- I, too -- Dream boogie -- Harlem / Langston Hughes -- Incident -- To John Keats, poet, at spring time -- Yet do I marvel -- From the dark tower / Countee Cullen -- Father and son -- The portrait -- Touch me / Stanley Kunitz -- Musée des Beaux Arts -- Epitaph on a tyrant / W.H. Auden -- My papa's waltz -- The waking -- In a dark time / Theodore Roethke -- From The maximus poems : I, Maximus of Gloucester, to you -- The distances / Charles Olson -- The fish -- Sestina -- First death in Nova Scotia -- Visits to St. Elizabeths -- One art / Elizabeth Bishop -- Mourning poem for the queen of Sunday -- Those winter Sundays -- Frederick Douglass / Robert Hayden -- Effort at speech between two people -- Then I saw what the calling was -- The poem as mask / Muriel Rukeyser -- The heavy bear who goes with me / Delmore Schwartz -- From The dream songs : 4 ("Filling her compact & delicious body") ; 14 ("Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.") ; 29 ("There sat down, once") ; 149 ("This world is gradually becoming a place") -- Henry's understanding / John Berryman -- 90 north -- The death of the ball turret gunner -- The woman at the Washington Zoo -- Next day / Weldon Kees -- A different image / Dudley Randall -- Traveling through the dark -- At the bomb testing site / William Stafford
Scars / Ruth Stone -- For my people / Margaret Walker -- The mother -- A song in the front yard -- The bean eaters -- The lovers of the poor -- We real cool -- The blackstone rangers / Gwendolyn Brooks -- "To speak of woe that is in marriage" -- Skunk hour -- For the union dead / Robert Lowell -- Often I am permitted to return to a meadow -- My mother would be a falconress / Robert Duncan -- Populist manifesto / Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Parents / William Meredith -- Because you asked about the line between prose and poetry / Howard Nemerov -- The hyacinth garden in Brooklyn -- August 1945 / Hayden Carruth -- Love calls us to the things of this world -- Cottage Street, 1953 -- The winter / Richard Wilbur -- The sheep child / James Dickey -- Love song: I and thou / Alan Dugan -- "More light! more light!" / Anthony Hecht -- Degrees of gray in Philipsburg -- The freaks at Spurgin Road Field / Richard Hugo -- The poem unwritten -- Caedmon -- Swan in falling snow / Denise Levertov -- American poetry / Louis Simpson -- A muse of water / Carolyn Kizer -- Fresh air -- Permanently / Kenneth Koch
Morning swim -- How it is / Maxine Kumin -- Behaving like a Jew -- The dancing -- Another insane devotion / Gerald Stern -- The city limits -- Corsons Inlet / A.R. Ammons -- Snowfall in the afternoon -- Driving to town late to mail a letter -- Waking from sleep / Robert Bly -- The flower -- I know a man -- The language -- The rain -- Bresson's movies / Robert Creeley -- The victor dog / James Merrill -- Steps -- Poem ("Lana Turner has collapsed!") -- The day Lady died / Frank O'Hara -- Some trees -- Self-portrait in a convex mirror -- What is poetry / John Ashbery -- The bear -- After making love we hear footsteps -- Saint Francis and the sow / Galway Kinnell -- Air -- For the anniversary of my death -- Yesterday -- Chord / W.S. Merwin -- A blessing -- Autumn begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio -- Lying in a hammock at William Duffy's farm in Pine Island, Minnesota -- In response to a rumor that the oldest whorehouse in Wheeling, West Virginia has been condemned / James Wright -- My son my executioner -- Digging / Donald Hall -- Animals are passing from our lives -- They feed they lion -- You can have it -- The simple truth / Philip Levine -- Her kind -- The abortion -- Wanting to die -- In celebration of my uterus -- Rowing / Anne Sexton -- Orion -- Planetarium -- A valediction forbidding mourning -- From Twenty-one love poems : XIII ("The rules break like a thermometer...") / Adrienne Rich
Marriage / Gregory Corso -- Hay for the horses -- Riprap -- Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout / Gary Snyder -- A far cry from Africa -- Sea grapes -- From The schooner : Flight (part 11, After the storm : "There's a fresh light that follows...") -- The light of the world -- From Omeros, Book VII, LXIV, i ("I sang of quiet Achille, Afolabe's son...") / Derek Walcott -- Let me tell you / Miller Williams -- The idea of ancestry / Etheridge Knight -- Preface to a twenty volume suicide note -- An agony. As now. -- SOS -- Black art / Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) -- Wrong train -- A final sonnet / Ted Berrigan -- Power / Audre Lorde -- poem at thirty / Sonia Sanchez -- The prediction -- The night, the porch / Mark Strand -- A stone is nobody's / Russell Edson -- Singapore -- The summer day / Mary Oliver -- Reunion -- Dead color -- California dreaming / Charles Wright -- homage to my hips -- [at last we killed the roaches] -- the death of fred clifton -- to my last period / Lucille Clifton -- Poem about my rights / June Jordan -- 1968 / Frederick Seidel
From my window -- Blades / C.K. Williams -- The mechanic / Diane Wakoski -- Dear John, Dear Coltraine -- Last affair : Bessie's blues song -- Grandfather -- Nightmare begins responsibility / Michael S. Harper -- Stone -- Fork -- Classic ballroom dances / Charles Simic -- Grandmother / Paula Gunn Allen -- Ellen West / Frank Bidart -- Spring letter -- Two or three wishes / Carl Dennis -- Allegory of the cave -- Tucson / Stephen Dunn -- History of my heart -- The questions -- Samurai song / Robert Pinsky -- Christmas comes to Moccasin Flat / James Welch -- Introduction to poetry -- The dead / Billy Collins -- Allen Ginsberg -- The Weakness / Toi Derricotte -- How to like it -- Lullaby / Stephen Dobyns -- Song -- The pornographer -- The return of Robinson Jeffers / Robert Hass -- From My life : A name trimmed with colored ribbons / Lyn Hejinian -- The machinist, teaching his daughter to play the piano / B.H. Fairchild -- But he was cool or: he even stopped for green lights -- A poem to complement other poems / Haki R. Madhubuti (Don L. Lee) -- In memory of the Utah stars -- The accompanist / William Matthews
The language of the brag -- The lifting / Sharon Olds -- Barbed wire / Henry Taylor -- Black silk -- Under stars / Tess Gallagher -- I do not / Michael Palmer -- The lost pilot / James Tate -- Elizabeth's war with the Christmas bear -- The funeral / Norman Dubie -- August, Los Angeles, Lullaby / Carol Muske-Dukes -- Turtle -- Bestiary / Kay Ryan -- Childhood ideogram -- Winter stars / Larry Lewis -- Looking for Judas / Adrian C. Louis -- The people of the other village / Thomas Lux -- The ballad of Aunt Geneva -- Star-fix / Marilyn Nelson -- Albany / Ron Silliman -- Cuba, 1962 -- The kid -- Finished / Ai -- Thanks -- Tu Do Street -- Facing it -- Nude interrogation / Yusef Komonyakaa -- Song of the Andoumboulou : 21 / Nathaniel Mackey -- Gathering the bones together -- Two lines from the Brothers Grimm -- Origin of the marble forest / Gregory Orr -- Reaching Yellow River / Roberta Hill Whiteman -- Away / Albert Goldbarth
Language lesson -- What he thought / Heather McHugh -- In cold storm light / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Calypso / Olga Broumas -- Latin & soul / Victor Hernández Cruz -- Miami heart / Jane Miller -- Iris / David St. John -- Why Ralph refuses to dance -- Girl friend poem #3 -- Crescent / C.D. Wright -- Taking off my clothes / Carolyn Forché -- San Sepolcro / Jorie Graham -- What the living do / Marie Howe -- She had some horses -- My house is the red earth / Joy Harjo -- The legend / Garrett Hongo -- Begotten -- We were simply talking / Andrew Hudgins -- Imagining their own hymns -- Song / Brigit Pegeen Kelly -- Meeting the British -- Errata -- The throwback / Paul Muldoon -- Quinceañera / Judith Ortiz Cofer -- Parsley -- Daystar -- After reading Mickey in the Night Kitchen for the third time before bed -- Claudette Colvin goes to work / Rita Dove -- Our calling / Alice Fulton -- Thinking of Galileo -- Hatred / Barbara Hamby
Unholy sonnet 13 / Mark Jarman -- The traveling onion -- Arabic -- Wedding cake / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Nani -- England finally, like my mother always said we would / Alberto Ríos -- Nocturne : Blue waves -- The unfinished / Laurie Sheck -- Field poem -- Oranges -- Black hair / Gary Soto -- Yellow stars and ice -- The forest / Susan Stewart -- Brilliance -- Esta noche -- Bill's story / Mark Doty -- Black Nikes / Harryette Mullen -- Alcohol / Franz Wright -- To my brother -- "Love of my flesh, living death" / Lorna Dee Cervantes -- My wicked wicked ways -- Little clown, my heart / Sandra Cisneros -- Jack Johnson does the eagle rock -- Crows in a strong wind -- I'm a fool to love you / Cornelius Eady -- Indian Boarding School : The runaways / Louise Erdrich -- Spooning / David Mason -- How I got that name -- Composed near the Bay Bridge -- The survivor / Marilyn Chin -- The youngest daughter / Cathy Song -- Another reluctance -- Insect / Annie Finch -- The gift -- Eating together / Li-young Lee
Our lady -- As from a quiver of arrows / Carl Phillips -- Bag of mice -- Cartoon physics, part 1 / Nick Flynn -- The Venus Hottentot -- Affirmative action blues (1993) -- Equinox / Elizabeth Alexander -- From White elephants : A million balconies ; Train windows / Reetika Vazirani -- What the orphan inherits -- The powwow at the end of the world / Sherman Alexie -- How combs -- Amateur fighter -- Flounder / Natasha Trethewey -- The tantrum / A.E. Stallings -- Spare / Joanna Klink -- Postfeminism -- Your one good dress / Brenda Shaughnessy -- Quivira city limits -- Everywhere is out of town -- Whatever you want / Kevin Young -- At Pegasus -- Lady sings the blues / Terrance Hayes.

Available copies

  • 18 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

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Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 811.508 PEN (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Subject: American poetry > 20th century.
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