The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 15, 2007 - Poetry - 304 pages
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From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems.

The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction to appeal to readers new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud."

Every reader will enjoy reciting these poems with the entire family, appreciating how each one comes to life through the spoken word in this superlative poetry collection.
  

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Review: The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

User Review  - Darren - Goodreads

This book was wonderful! Good accessible poems read by excellent voices, helpful analyses of the poems, and interesting short biographies of the poets. Read full review

Review: The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

User Review  - Goodreads

This book was wonderful! Good accessible poems read by excellent voices, helpful analyses of the poems, and interesting short biographies of the poets. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

John Lithgow was born on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, NY. He went to Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1967. After graduation, Lithgow won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has won four Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In 2005, he became the first actor ever to deliver a commencement speech at Harvard University. In addition to acting, he is the author of many books for children. He lives in Los Angeles.

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