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Author Hirsch, Edward.
Title The heart of American poetry / Edward Hirsch.
Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Library of America, [2022]
©2022
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Lobby Poetry    DUE 02-23-23
Description xxvii, 452 pages ; 24 cm
Series Library of America special publication
Library of America special publication.
Contents Introduction: The education of a poet -- "The author to her book" / Anne Bradstreet -- "To S. M. a young African painter, on seeing his works" / Phillis Wheatley -- "The Jewish cemetery at Newport" / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- "Out of the cradle endlessly rocking" / Walt Whitman -- "Shiloh" / Herman Melville -- #479 ["Because I could not stop for death"] / Emily Dickinson -- "The new colossus" / Emma Lazarus -- "Eros turannos" / Edwin Arlington Robinson -- "Madonna of the evening flowers" / Amy Lowell -- "The most of it" / Robert Frost -- "Sunday morning" / Wallace Stevens -- from Spring and All, I ["By the road to the contagious hospital"] / William Carlos Williams -- "The river-merchant's wife: a letter" / Ezra Pound -- "The steeple-jack" / Marianne Moore -- "The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock" / T.S. Eliot -- "To Brooklyn Bridge" / Hart Crane -- "Harlem" / Langston Hughes -- "Southern Road" / Sterling A. Brown -- "Cuttings" and "Cuttings (later)" / Theodore Roethke -- "In the waiting room" / Elizabeth Bishop -- "Cross road blues" [Take 2] / Robert Johnson -- "Middle passage" / Robert Hayden -- "St. Roach" / Muriel Rukeyser -- "Farewell in Welfare Island" / Julia de Burgos -- "A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon" / Gwendolyn Brooks -- "More light! More light!" / Anthony Hecht -- "O taste and see" / Denise Levertov -- "The day lady died" / Frank O'Hara -- "America" / Allen Ginsberg -- "Soonest mended" / John Ashbery -- "Autumn begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio" / James Wright -- "To Cipriano, in the wind" / Philip Levine -- "XIII (Dedications" [from "An atlas of the difficult world"] / Adrienne Rich -- "Daddy" / Sylvia Plath -- ["won't you celebrate with me"] / Lucille Clifton -- "My mother's lips" / C. K. Williams -- "Dear John, Dear Coltrane" / Michael S. Harper -- "Retreating wind" / Louise Glück -- "Ancestral graves, Kahuku" / Garrett Hongo -- "Rabbit is up to tricks" / Joy Harjo.
Subject American poetry -- Explication.
American poetry -- History and criticism.
Poets, American.
Genre or Form Poetry.
ISBN 1598537261 (hardcover)
9781598537260 (hardcover)