The voice that is great within us: American poetry of the twentieth century

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Bantam Books, 1970 - Literary Criticism - 722 pages
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anthology includes the works of more than 130 major American poets of the modern period--Robert Frost, Paul Goodman, Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks among them--along with short biographies of each.

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A beautiful selection. - Goodreads
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My introduction to 20th century poetry. - Goodreads

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I pick up this book every few weeks and find something new that I love every time. So it's perpetually on my "currently-reading" shelf. Read full review

Review: The Voice That is Great Within Us: American Poetry of the Twentieth Century

User Review  - Brittannia Talori - Goodreads

This book is over 40 years old, so it is not a complete spectrum of the poetry in the 20th century. It is a decent staple though, minus several random poets who were popular in the 50s-60s and whose ... Read full review

Contents

ROBERT FROST
3
An Old Mans Winter Night
9
Nothing Gold Can Stay
16
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About the author (1970)

Hayden Carruth is the author of twenty-five books of poetry, a novel, four books of criticism, and two anthologies, and has held fellowships from the Bollingen, Guggenheim and Lannan foundations, as well as the NEA. His many awards include the National Book Award for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Lenore Marshall/The Nation Award.

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