The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale (Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, Helen of Troy and Other Poems, Rivers to the Sea, Love Songs, and Flame and Shadow) (Google eBook)
Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) became one of the most praised lyric poets of the early twentieth century. In "The Collected Poems," five of Teasdale's books of poems are brought together, demonstrating her varied output. Teasdale examines love, loss, and death, all with a beautiful lyricism. Her poems range from the traditional to the experimental as she locates and transforms her poetic voice. Born and raised in St. Louis, Teasdale had fragile health until early adulthood. Upon publishing her first book of poems "Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems" (included in this edition), Teasdale experienced critical and commercial success. She moved to New York City in 1916 where she situated herself with the literary and intellectual communities of the day. Her poetic output continued with regularity though Teasdale experienced bouts of depression with increasing frequency. She would later commit suicide at the age of 48.
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Review: The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale (Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, Helen of Troy and Other Poems, Rivers to the Sea, Love Songs, and Flame and ShaUser Review - Hannah Cobb - Goodreads
Five slim volumes of lovely lyric poetry. This is great poetry collection to read along with 100 Essential Modern Poems for Women, edited by Joseph Parisi and Kathleen Welton. Read full review
Review: The Collected PoemsUser Review - Kathryn - Goodreads
I love it when a poem can be made from anything! Also, love the little leap of joy you get when a *perfect* word has been found and turns the poem on its head. You feel me? :P Read full review
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