A Year in Poetry: A Treasury of Classic and Modern Verses for Every Date on the Calendar

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Crown Publishing Group, Mar 1, 1999 - Poetry - 512 pages
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A poetry anthology featuring a different poem for every date on the calendar.
Including poems by:
Joseph Brodsky, e.e. cummings, Charlotte Bronte, Virgil, Henry David Thoreau, Anne Sexton, John Berryman, Federico Garcia Lorca, Marianne Moore, Dante Alighieri, Anthony Hecht, William Butler Yeats, Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Bishop, Christopher Marlowe, Ezra Pound, Rita Dove, Ovid, Geoffrey Chauce, Sonia Sanchez, Octavio Paz, William Shakespeare, Seamus Heaney, William Wordsworth, Langston Hughes, Joyce Carol Oates, William Carlos Williams, and many more

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When Richard Wilbur's Things of This World (1956) won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award the same year, the N.Y. Times commented editorially: "A seemingly effortless craftsman, Mr. Wilbur reveals a fine lyrical gift, a searching wit and, in his translations, a sympathetic kinship to the works of others." Wilbur was born in New York City and educated at Amherst College and Harvard University. During the late 1950s he taught at Wesleyan University. He has also been on the English faculty at Harvard and Wellesley College, and he is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. With Lillian Hellman he wrote the libretto for the opera Candide. He also is one of the premier translators of his generation. He has translated Moliere's Tartuffe and Misanthrope and many poems of Andrei Voznesensky and others. Co-recipient of the Bollingen Translation Prize in 1963, he was made the second Poet Laureate of the United States in 1987.

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