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Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)

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Works: 370 works in 384 publications in 1 language and 174,019 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Biographies  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  Horror fiction  Drama 
Classifications: PS3554.I32, 811.54
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Publications about Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publications by Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Most widely held works by Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Faulkner : a collection of critical essays by Robert Penn Warren( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2,519 libraries worldwide
Contemporary critical opinion and commentary on William Faulkner and his works
Deliverance by James Dickey( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2,233 libraries worldwide
The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance
The complete poems, 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2,064 libraries worldwide
A collection of 149 poems by the author
Sailing alone around the room : new and selected poems by Billy Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,927 libraries worldwide
Offers a collection of witty, emotional, and direct poems by the popular and critically acclaimed poet, including selections from his four previous collections and new works such as "Man Listening to a Disc," about headphones
Time and materials : poems, 1997-2005 by Robert Hass( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,727 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by twentieth-century American poet, Robert Hass, that reflect the beauty and energy of the physical world
Who speaks for the Negro? by Robert Penn Warren( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,639 libraries worldwide
"In 1964, Robert Penn Warren interviewed leaders, activists, and artists engaged in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. His interviewees included well-known figures such as Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin, as well as lesser-known individuals whose names might otherwise be lost to history. Transcripts from these interviews, combined with Warren's reflections on the movement, were first published in 1965 as Who Speaks for the Negro? This unique text in the history of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement serves as a powerful oral history of an all-important struggle. A new introduction by David W. Blight places the book in historical perspective." -- Publisher's description
The collected poems by Stanley Kunitz( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,617 libraries worldwide
The National Book Award winner celebrates a life in poetry, sharing his work published and unpublished in this single volume of his life's accomplishment
The making of a poem : a Norton anthology of poetic forms by Eavan Boland( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
Contains information on and examples of the villanelle, the sestina, the pantoum, the sonnet, the ballad, blank verse, the heroic couplet, and the stanza, the elegy, the pastoral, the ode, and open forms
On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems by Rita Dove( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,382 libraries worldwide
A new collection by a much celebrated poet, former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove. From the opening sequence, "Cameos," which probes the private griefs and dreams of a working-class family, to the emblematic grace of a living legend like Rosa Parks, who acquiesced to public life in order to "serve the public good," these poems explore the intersection of individual fates with the grand arc of history. If there are heroes, Dove maintains, they continually reinvent themselves, as each of us must do each morning
Collected prose by Robert Lowell( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
This vast collection of Robert Lowell's uniformly vigorous and well-written essays, which first appeared in 1987, was edited and introduced by Robert Giroux, his longtime editor and friend. Ranging chronologically from a student paper on the "Iliad that Lowell composed in 1935 to the unfinished essay, "New England and Further," on which he was working when he died in 1977, "Collected Prose is a telling and fascinating compendium of the ideas, arguments, and opinions of one of modernity's most important poets. With many critical writings and book reviews concerning all manner of poets old and new (from Vergil and Ovid to Frost and Stevens, from Hopkins and "Epics" to Bishop and Plath) as well as recently discovered autobiograpical writings, two extended interviews, and learned yet approachable musings on everything from the Gettyburg Address to the art and craft of translation, this prose ominbus is must-reading for all students and scholars of twentieth-century American literature
Being here : poetry, 1977-1980 by Robert Penn Warren( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
William Carlos Williams, poet from Jersey by Reed Whittemore( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
Life studies by Robert Lowell( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
During a beach game, a yellow ball is accidentally tossed out to sea, has adventures, and finds a new home
Migration : new & selected poems by W. S Merwin( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
Presents a extensive collection of new and selected poems by twentieth-century American poet W.S. Merwin
The poetry home repair manual : practical advice for beginning poets by Ted Kooser( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,258 libraries worldwide
Contains advice from United States poet laureate Ted Kooser on the art of writing poetry with insights and tools to help writing, revising, and practicing
What work is : poems by Philip Levine( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
Collection of poetry in praise of those men and women who work at many diverse jobs
Barbarous knowledge : myth in the poetry of Yeats, Graves, and Muir by Daniel Hoffman( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1,240 libraries worldwide
The whole motion : collected poems, 1945-1992 by James Dickey( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1,235 libraries worldwide
For over three decades, James Dickey has been one of the nation's most important poets and a prominent man of letters. The Eagle's Mile, his most recent volume, was a triumphant success, a bold and innovative departure from his traditional verse. The New York Times declared, "Dickey continues to extend his vision as a major American poet," while Fred Chappell, himself a Bollingen Prize winner, wrote, "If there were a literary prize for Poetry That Has Shown Real Moxie, it ought to go to The Eagle's Mile."
The wild iris by Louise Glück( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
The Wild Iris was written during a ten-week period in the summer of 1991. Louise Cluck's first four collections consistently returned to the natural world, to the classical and biblical narratives that arose to explain the phenomena of this world, to provide meaning and to console. Ararat, her fifth book, offered a substitution for the received: a demotic, particularized myth of contemporary family. Now in The Wild Iris, her most important and accomplished collection to date, ecstatic imagination supplants both empiricism and tradition, creating an impassioned polyphonic exchange among the god who "disclose?s?/virtually nothing," human beings who "leave/signs of feeling/everywhere," and a garden where "whatever/returns from oblivion returns/ to find a voice." The poems of this sequence see beyond mortality, the bitter discovery on which individuality depends. "To be one thing/is to be next to nothing," Cluck challenges the reader. "Is it enough/only to look inward?" A major poet redefines her task--its thematic obsessions, its stylistic signature--with each volume. Visionary, shrewd, intuitive--and at once cyclical and apocalyptic--The Wild Iris is not a repudiation but a confirmation, an audacious feat of psychic ventriloquism, a fiercely original record of the spirit's obsession with, and awe of, earth
Mother love : poems by Rita Dove( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems derived from the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone that explores the love between mother and daughter
 
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