The Giant Book of Poetry

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William Roetzheim
Level4Press Inc, 2006 - Poetry - 748 pages
6 Reviews
The Giant Book of Poetry is an illustrated anthology of over 575 poems, more than 750 pages and over 60 illustrations representing ancient, classical, modern, and contemporary time periods along with a good selection of English translations of world poets. Footnotes include notes on form, definitions for unusual words, and hints on interpretation. The book includes an introduction by the editor and an appendix covering poetry meter, as well as indexes by author, title, subject, source language, and first line. The publisher is also releasing an audio CD version of the book and the book includes an index pointing from each poem to the corresponding audio CD and track, and an index pointing from each audio CD and track to the corresponding poem location in the book.
  

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Review: The Giant Book of Poetry

User Review  - Tombom P - Goodreads

Pretty good introduction to poetry - has a decent variety, although it's obviously almost all English language. It's also mostly white men, but they did try and introduce some variety which is nice to ... Read full review

Review: The Giant Book of Poetry

User Review  - Daniel J DeMersseman - Goodreads

the good: 1 it's cheap 2 lot of poetry (some of it pretty good or even great) 3 decent notes 4 useful indexes 5 some drawings throughout to accompany occasional poems the bad: 1 occasional editing ... Read full review

Contents

Table of Contents 5
25
Poems
31
Moritakel452 1540
40
Robert Greene I 560 I 592
42
William Drummond 1585 1649
55
Ryusui169l 1758
61
William Wordsworth 1770 1850
70
Robert Southey 1774 1843
96
William Stafford 1914 1993
453
Howard Nemerov 1920 1991
459
lames Dickey 1923 1997
467
Lisel Mueller b 1924
473
Carolyn Kizer b 1925
479
Philip Levine b 1928
492
Miller Williams b 1930
502
Amiri Baraka LeRoi ones b 1934 5 I 6
516

George Gordon Lord Byron 1788 1824
102
ohn Keats 17951821
120
Thomas Hood 1799 1845
141
ohn Greenleaf Whittier 1807 1892
167
Edgar Allan Poe 809 1849
170
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 1892
181
Edward Lear 18121888
205
Charles Baudelaire 1821 1867 2 18
218
Coventry Patmore 1823 1896
230
Thomas Hardy 1840 1928
267
William Ernest Henley 1849 1903
283
lames B Naylor 1860 1902
291
William Butler Yeats 1865 1939
298
Edwin Arlington Robinson 1869 1935
307
Robert Frost 1874 1963
320
Amy Lowell 18741925
351
Gertrude Stein 1874 I 946
390
Marjorie Allen Seiffert 1881 1968
396
Sara Teasdale 1884 1933
404
Ezra Pound 1885 1972
410
Robinson effers 1887 1962
416
Archibald MacLeish 1892 1982
427
Edna St Vincent Millay 1892 1950
429
May Swenson 1913 I 989
448
Robert Phillips b 1938
529
Margaret Atwood b 1939
533
David Budbill b 1940
542
Robert Pinsky b 1940
560
Toi Derricotte b 1941
570
Nancy Vieira Couto b 1942
575
Dave Smith b 1942
593
Brian Patten b I 946
604
Robert Hedin b 1949
618
Timothy Russell b 1951
631
Marklrwinb 1953
635
Mark Turpin b 1953
641
Kevin Hart b 1954
649
Mark Cox b 1956
656
lulia Kasdorffb 1962
664
David Berman b 1967
667
Appendix A Notes on Meter
673
A Presentiment 107
687
Index by Subject
695
Index to Translations
703
Index Pointing To Audio CD 71 7
717
Index Pointing From Audio CD
729
Acknowledgements
741
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

William Roetzheim is best known as the author of ten technical books on management, technology, and software along with over 150 technical articles. He founded two successful software companies (Marotz, Inc. and Cost Xpert Group, Inc.), winning numerous awards (Inc. 500, Deloitte and Touch Fast 50, Total Excellence in Management Award, Best Place to Work in San Diego, Borland Application of the Year, and many others). He sold both companies and retired from the world of technology to focus on his primary love, poetry. His poems have won numerous awards and recognition, including the Milford Fine Arts Council National Poetry Contest, Writers Challenge, Faulkner Society Poetry Award, Oberon Prize, Pagan Poetry Contest, Saturday Writers One Page Poetry Contest, and the Baltimore Science Fiction Convention Poetry Prize.

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