100 poets : a little anthology /

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Author / Creator:Carey, John, 1934- author, selector.
Imprint:New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021]
Description:viii, 268 pages ; 22 cm
Language:English
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Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12640687
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ISBN:0300258011
9780300258011
Summary:A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and survive the devastation of conquests. Celebrated author John Carey here presents a uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one-hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their finest poems.0 Ranging from Homer and Sappho to Donne and Milton, Plath and Angelou, this is a delightful and accessible introduction to the very best that poetry can offer. Familiar favorites are nestled alongside marvelous new discoveries-all woven together with Carey's expert commentary. Particular attention is given to the works of female poets, like Christina Rossetti and Charlotte Mew. This is a personal guide to the poetry that shines brightest through the ages. Within its pages, readers will find treasured poems that remain with you for life.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Homer
  • 2. Sappho
  • 3. Virgil
  • 4. Horace
  • 5. Ovid
  • 6. Anonymous Anglo-Saxon
  • 7. Dante Alighieri
  • 8. Geoffrey Chaucer
  • 9. William Langland
  • 10. Hafiz
  • 11. John Skelton
  • 12. Sir Thomas Wyatt
  • 13. Edmund Spenser
  • 14. Christopher Marlowe
  • 15. William Shakespeare
  • 16. John Donne
  • 17. Ben Jonson
  • 18. Robert Herrick
  • 19. Andrew Marvell
  • 20. George Herbert
  • 21. Henry Vaughan
  • 22. Thomas Traherne
  • 23. John Milton
  • 24. John Dryden
  • 25. Alexander Pope
  • 26. Samuel Johnson
  • 27. Oliver Goldsmith
  • 28. John Gay
  • 29. Phillis Wheatley
  • 30. Stephen Duck
  • 31. John Clare
  • 32. William Cowper
  • 33. Thomas Gray
  • 34. William Wordsworth
  • 35. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 36. John Keats
  • 37. Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • 38. William Blake
  • 39. George Gordon, Lord Byron
  • 40. Robert Burns
  • 41. Heinrich Heine
  • 42. Rainer Maria Rilke
  • 43. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • 44. Robert Browning
  • 45. Arthur Hugh Clough
  • 46. Matthew Arnold
  • 47. Emily Brontë
  • 48. Christina Rossetti
  • 49. Edgar Allan Poe
  • 50. Walt Whitman
  • 51. Emily Dickinson
  • 52. Charles Baudelaire
  • 53. Dylan Thomas
  • 54. Edward Lear
  • 55. Lewis Carroll
  • 56. Charlotte Mew
  • 57. Oscar Wilde
  • 58. Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • 59. Thomas Hardy
  • 60. Rudyard Kipling
  • 61. A.E. Housman
  • 62. Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • 63. Edward Thomas
  • 64. Robert Frost
  • 65. W.H. Davies
  • 66. G.K. Chesterton
  • 67. Robert Graves
  • 68. D.H. Lawrence
  • 69. Wilfred Owen
  • 70. Isaac Rosenberg
  • 71. May Wedderburn Cannan
  • 72. John McCrae
  • 73. W.B. Yeats
  • 74. T.S. Eliot
  • 75. Ezra Pound
  • 76. T.E. Hulme
  • 77. William Carlos Williams
  • 78. Helene Johnson
  • 79. Langston Hughes
  • 80. Elizabeth Bishop
  • 81. W.H. Auden
  • 82. Louis MacNeice
  • 83. Keith Douglas
  • 84. Alun Lewis
  • 85. Henry Reed
  • 86. Louis Simpson
  • 87. Richard Wilbur
  • 88. Randall Jarrell
  • 89. John Pudney
  • 90. Lois Clark
  • 91. Theodore Roethke
  • 92. Philip Larkin
  • 93. D.J. Enright
  • 94. Thorn Gunn
  • 95. Ted Hughes
  • 96. Sylvia Plath
  • 97. R.S. Thomas
  • 98. Seamus Heaney
  • 99. Maya Angelou
  • 100. Les Murray
  • Acknowledgements