A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

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Aliki Barnstone, Willis Barnstone
Schocken Books, 1992 - Poetry - 822 pages
A monument to the literary genius of women throughout the ages, A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now is an invaluable collection. Here in one volume are the works of three hundred poets from six different continents and four millennia. This revised edition includes a newly expanded section of American poets from the colonial era to the present.

"[A] splendid collection of verse by women" (TIME) throughout the ages and around the world; now revised and expanded, with 38 American poets.

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Things We Learned by Reading This: 1. It is possible to have an anthology of poetry that actually includes authors from every continent and tradition and era 2. I’m not a fan of medieval poetry. Or ... Read full review

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Years ago I bought a book called Good Reading and to educate myself decided to make my way through the list of "100 Significant Books." I noted that of the 20 poets listed, only one, Emily Dickenson ... Read full review


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ALIKI and WILLIS BARNSTONE are the daughter and father editors of the anthology A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity Until Now. Both poets in their own right, Willis Barnstone was also a translator, comparatist, and New Testament and Gnostic scholar. His deep friendship with Pablo Neruda was one of the most important of his life. Aliki Barnstone, his daugther, is a prominent scholar and translator as well, but it is her poetry that had her nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes.

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