The voice that is great within us: American poetry of the twentieth century

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Bantam Books, 1970 - Literary Criticism - 722 pages
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anthology includes the works of more than 130 major American poets of the modern period--Robert Frost, Paul Goodman, Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks among them--along with short biographies of each.

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User Review  - abirdman - LibraryThing

A large and insightful collection of American 20th century poetry, excellently selected and edited by Hayden Carruth, that was, unfortunately, released only in a grim and very fat little mass-market ... Read full review

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User Review  - languagehat - LibraryThing

Still my favorite anthology of modern American poetry; my only complaint would be that Carruth shortchanges himself by including only a few haiku from his own work -- it took me years to realize what a great poet he was. (The title is from Stevens's "Evening Without Angels.") Read full review


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Hayden Carruth is the author of twenty-five books of poetry, a novel, four books of criticism, and two anthologies, and has held fellowships from the Bollingen, Guggenheim and Lannan foundations, as well as the NEA. His many awards include the National Book Award for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Lenore Marshall/The Nation Award.

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