Good Poems (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 26, 2003 - Poetry - 504 pages
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Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by Keillor for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their "utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m."

Good Poems includes verse about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendance. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds. It's a book of poems for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not.


  

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Nice selection of poems. - Goodreads
Good introduction to Dad poetry. - Goodreads
Love this man's humour and insights. - Goodreads
What a nice selection of poems. - Goodreads
Beautiful selection of poems. - Goodreads
really wonderful selection of poems, a great collection - Goodreads

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An anthology selected and edited by Garrison Keillor / There are, indeed, a lot of good poems in this book. At least ones that we have enjoying a lot since we stumbled upon the book last summer at the ... Read full review

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Contents

Dedication Introduction
O LORD
A
MUSIC
SCENES
LOVERS
DAY S WORK
SONS AND DAUGHTERS
COMPLAINT
TRIPS
SNOW
YELLOW
LIVES
ELDERS
THE
THE RESURRECTION

LANGUAGE
A GOOD LIFE
BEASTS
FAILURE
Biographies
Name Index
Title Index
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.

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