Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems : an Anthology
Joy Katz, Kevin Prufer
University of Illinois Press, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 216 pages
Too many amazing poems end up overlooked by the academy and excluded from the canon, remaining largely unknown to the poetry-reading public. Joy Katz and Kevin Prufer’s Dark Horses joyfully rediscovers dozens of these poems, recognizes their power, and illuminates their significance.
Seventy-five established American poets including Billy Collins, John Ashbery, Linda Bierds, Carl Phillips, C. K. Williams, Wanda Coleman, Miller Williams, and Dana Gioia have each selected one unjustly neglected poem, most never previously anthologized, and written a concise commentary to accompany it. Selections include forgotten gems by well known poets as well as poems by writers who have fallen into obscurity. Dark Horses also acts as a primer on how to creatively read a poem and a documentary of the bonds between a poem and its reader.
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Review: Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked PoemsUser Review - Catherine Sutthoff Slaton - Goodreads
This is one of my favorite go to books for poetry. I consider myself an intermediate poet in writing, and in understanding the craft. This book has been indispensable in furthering my writing. Even if ... Read full review
Review: Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked PoemsUser Review - Therese - Goodreads
Over sixty poets provide the texts of their favorite neglected works by other poets, along with insightful commentaries. I loved the variety of poems offered and the articulate appreciations. Several of these poems are now among my own favorites. Read full review
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