Edited by poets about poets, this is a chronologically organized anthology of the work of major poets born after 1920. Part of the Penguin Academics series, it provides an introduction to the study of contemporary American literature.
Great introduction to contemporary American poetry
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
This is a great anthology. It should come to no surprise, since R.S. Gwynn is a well-respected anthologist, and has the highly successful Longman Pocket series (I highly recommend his Longman Poetry: A Pocket Anthology). And April Lindner brings a nice sensibility to this project. They cover the full range of poets and poetic schools, each with header notes. And unlike many other anthologies of contemporary poetry that I've seen, this one is affordable and has one of the best mixes of poets I've seen. My only complaint is that you won't find any poems by either Gwynn or Lindner within, and both are phenomenal poets. But I understand that they had limited space and chose to cut themselves out. Hopefully in the next edition... So, if you are looking for a good introduction to contemporary American poetry, you won't find a finer anthology than this one. I highly recommend you add it to your shelves.
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