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Twentieth century poetry: American and British (1900-1970); an American-British anthology.

Author: John Malcolm Brinnin; Bill Read
Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill [1970]
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Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916-
Twentieth century poetry: American and British (1900-1970).
New York, McGraw-Hill [1970]
(OCoLC)647544126
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Malcolm Brinnin; Bill Read
ISBN: 0070079099 9780070079090
OCLC Number: 112945
Notes: Published also in a text ed., 1970, under title: The modern poets.
Description: xx, 515 pages portraits 24 cm
Contents: Letter to Alex Comfort / Dannie Abse --
Prelude XIV. Prelude LVI / Conrad Aiken --
Visit. The wide land / A.R. Ammons --
Civilization and its discontents. Faust / John Ashbery --
Anthem for St. Cecilia's Day. Musée des Beaux Arts. As I walked out one evening / W.H. Auden --
To my mother. From To my son / George Barker --
The European shoe. Some litanies / Michael Benedikt --
Winter landscape. Dream song 14. Dream song 62. Dream song 76: Henry's confession. Dream song 77 / John Berryman --
A subaltern's love-song. Youth and age on Beaulieu River, Hants / John Betjeman --
Letter to N.Y.A cold spring. Florida. The prodigal / Elizabeth Bishop --
Women. Evening in the sanitarium / Louise Bogan --
Ego. First lesson / Philip Booth --
Hotel Paradiso e Commerciale. Nuns at eve / John Malcolm Brinnin --
Elegy just in case / John Ciardi --
Miss Rosie. For deLawd. Good times / Lucille Clifton --
Ars poetica about ultimates. Aware aware. Just afater noon with fierce shears / Tram Combs --
nobody loses all the time. anyone lived in a pretty how town. somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond. when serpents bargain for the right to squirm / E.E. Cummings --
Lunch at the Coq D'or. The star watcher / Peter Davison --
For the nightly ascent of the hunter Orion over a forest clearing. Cherrylog road / James Dickey --
Memorial service for the invasion beach where the vacation in the flesh is over. The mirror perilous / Alan Dugan --
New Hampshire, February. The fury of aerial bombardment / Richard Eberhart --
Preludes. The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Portrait of a lady. Journey of the Magi / T.S. Eliot --
The laughing hyena, by Hokusai. University examinations in Egypt / D.J. Enright --
The death of Vitellozzo Vitelli. The old men / Irving Feldman --
The imprisoned. Cobb would have caught it. Souls lake / Robert Fitzgerald --
The cell of himself / Arthur Freeman. Acquainted with the night. Stopping by woods on a snowy evening. The road not taken. The runaway. Provide, provide. The silken tent / Robert Frost --
The mouse. The stranger / Jean Garrigue --
An elegy / David Gascoyne --
A supermarket in California. Uptown / Allen Ginsberg --
Flying crooked. To Juan at the winter solstice. In procession / Robert Graves --
On the move. Black jackets. From the highest camp. Considering the snail / Thom Gunn --
The sleeping giant. The body politic / Donald Hall --
"Summertime and the living ..." / Robert Hayden --
Digging. Twice shy / Seamus Heaney --
A charm against the tooth-ache. The lady's complaint / John Heath-Stubbs --
Samuel Sewall. "More light! More light!" Lizards and snakes / Anthony Hecht --
The survivors. Untitled / Daryl Hine --
The seals in Penobscot Bay / Daniel Hoffman --
The lady's maid song. The great bear / John Hollander --
Crepuscular / Richard Howard --
Chimera. Home leave / Barbara Howes --
Hawk Roosting. View of a pig / Ted Hughes --
Simultaneously. News report. The bagel / David Ignatow --
Nestus Gurley. The woman at the Washington zoo. The snow-leopard / Randall Jarrell --
Memo from the desk of X. The tourist from Syracuse / Donald Justice --
Afterwards, they shall dance. To my son Parker, asleep in the next room / Bob Kaufman --
Artificer. Driving cross-country / X.J. Kennedy --
First song. Duck-chasing. To Christ our Lord / Galway Kinnell --
The secret garden. Folk wisdom / Thomas Kinsella --
The science of the night. Father and son / Stanley Kunitz. Poetry of departures. Church going / Philip Larkin --
Bedtime. Psalm concerning the castle / Denise Levertov --
Departure in the dark. Reconciliation. The dead / Cecil Day Lewis --
Ford Madox Ford. Death from cancer. For the Union dead. Mr. Edwards and the spider / Robert Lowell --
The lesson. Poet in winter / Edward Lucie-Smith --
You, Andrew Marvell. "Not marble nor the gilded monuments" / Archibald MacLeish --
The sunlight on the garden. Morning sun. Prayer before birth / Louis MacNeice --
Kite poem. Laboratory poem. Voices form the other world / James Merrill --
Thorn leaves in March. The drunk in the furnace / W.S. Merwin --
In some seer's cloud car. Edward Lear in February / Christopher Middleton --
A carriage from Sweden. The student. Four quartz crystal clocks / Marianne Moore --
The gift to be simple. Underwood. Great spaces / Howard Moss --
Learning by doing. Mousemeal / Howard Nemerov --
The peaceable kingdom / Marge Piercy --
The applicant. Daddy / Sylvia Plath --
Further instructions. Commission. The garden. Portrait d'une femme. The river-merchant's wife: a letter / Ezra Pound --
Survey of literature. Dead boy. Captain Carpenter / John Crowe Ransom --
Pigeons / Alastair Reid --
I knew a woman. Prayer. A field of light. Elegy for Jane. The waking / Theodore Roethke --
Boy with his hair cut short. Effort at speech between two people / Muriel Rukeyser. The ballet of the fifth year. The heavy bear who goes with me. Baudelaire / Delmore Schwartz --
Midsummer. The glass blower / James Scully --
Letter written on a ferry crossing Long Island. Sound. Her kind / Anne Sexton --
Nostalgia. Haircut. Drug store / Karl Shapiro --
Death of a son / Jon Silkin --
Hot night on Water Street. My father in the night commanding no / Louis Simpson --
A disappearance in West Cedar Street. In and out: severance of connections, 1946 / L.E. Sissman --
Heart and mind. Still falls the rain. Scotch rhapsody / Edith Sitwell --
American primitive. Independence Day. The closing the rodeo / William Jay Smith --
The campus on the hill. April inventory / W.D. Snodgrass --
The express. An elementary school class room in a slum. Port Bou / Stephen Spender --
Bone thoughts on a dry day. New strain / George Starbuck --
The poems of our climate. The sense of the sleight-of-hand man. Mrs. Alfred Uruguay. Peter Quince at the clavier / Wallace Stevens --
The tunnel. The last bus / Mark Strand --
The centaur / May Swenson --
Mr. Pope. Death of little boys / Allen Tate --
The lost pilot / James Tate --
The hunchback in the park. A refusal to mourn the death, by fire, of a child in London. Do not go gentle into that good night. Fern Hill / Dylan Thomas --
Las Trampas U.S.A. At barstow / Charles Tomlinson --
Ruins of a great house / Derek Walcott --
Bearded oaks. Pursuit / Robert Penn Warren --
The heron. The lady with the unicorn / Vernon Watkins --
The last day and the first / Theodore Weiss --
The birth of a shark / David Wevill --
Digging for China. Beasts. A baroque wall-fountain in the Villa Sciarra. Advice to a Prophet / Richard Wilbur --
Pastoral. The lonely street. Tract. The bull / William Carlos Williams --
A blessing. Inscription for the tank / James Wright.
Responsibility: Edited by John Malcolm Brinnin and Bill Read. With photos. by Rollie McKenna.

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