A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry

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Czesław Miłosz
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Poetry - 320 pages
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Among the poets included are Elizabeth Bishop, William Blake, Joseph Brodsky, Constantinos Cavafy, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Linda Gregg, Seamus Heaney, Zbigniew Herbert, Jane Hirshfield, Robinson Jeffers, D. H. Lawrence, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, Li Po, Antonio Machado, Thomas Merton, W. S. Merwin, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Po Chu-I, Rainer Maria Rilke, Theodore Roethke, Charles Simic, Gary Snyder, Wallace Stevens, May Swenson, Anna Swir, Wislawa Szymborska, Tu Fu, Wang Wei, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams.
 

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User Review  - stixnstones004 - LibraryThing

I don't write many reviews, but this book needs one. It's odd to have an editor of an anthology put so much personal commentary into it, but I have no problem with that in and of itself. What I have a ... Read full review

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User Review  - jhhymas - LibraryThing

This is one of the best anthologies ever assembled! When my brother was dying, he kept only three of his books and gave the rest away. This was one of the three on his bedside table. Read full review

Contents

H Lawrence Maximus
5
David Wagoner
13
Adam Zagajewski Moths
19
Mary Oliver
20
Robert Francis Waxwings
25
H Lawrence Butterfly
31
Galway Kinnell
35
Wisława Szymborska Seen from Above
42
Wang Wei Song about Xi Shi
179
Walt Whitman From I Sing the Body Electric
185
Wang Chien The New Wife
192
W S Merwin Utterance
198
Anna Swir I Wash the Shirt
204
Walt Whitman A Noiseless Patient Spider
210
Chu Shu Chen Morning
216
Linda Gregg Adult
221

Am the Poet
53
Robinson Jeffers Boats in
60
Fish Cove
80
Po Ancient Air
84
Chang Yanghao Recalling the Past at Tung Pass
91
Bronislaw Maj Seen Fleetingly from a Train
97
Jaan Kaplinski We started home my son and I
103
Wang Chien The South
109
Joseph Brodsky In the Lake District
115
Elizabeth Bishop Brazil January 1 1502
121
Linda Gregg Night Music
127
Walt Whitman Cavalry Crossing a ford
141
Tomas Tranströmer Tracks
154
Jaan Kaplinski My Wife and Children
167
Wayne Dodd Of Rain and Air
173
Steve Kowit What Chord Did She Pluck
227
Anna Swir I Talk to My Body
233
Tu Fu Dejeuner sur lHerbe
241
Wayne Dodd Of His Life
247
Lawrence Raab The Sudden Appearance of a Monster at a Window
254
Raymond Carver The Cobweb
265
Jelaluddin Rumi Little by little wean yourself
271
Po The Birds Have Vanished
277
Tu Fu Visitors
283
Southern Bushmen The Day We Die
289
Leopold Staff Foundations
295
Zbigniew Herbert Elegy of Fortinbras
301
Index of Authors
315
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Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was born in Lithuania. During the Second World War he was active in the Resistance in Poland and later served in the Polish diplomatic corps. A poet, translator, essayist and novelist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.

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