The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry

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J. D. McClatchy
Vintage Books, 1996 - Poetry - 654 pages
13 Reviews
From Pablo Neruda to Derek Walcott to Bei Dao, this lavish anthology showcases verse by 83 of the world's greatest contemporary poets. J.D. McClatchy, editor of The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, has selected masterpieces from four continents and two dozen languages, translated by such distinguished poets as Elizabeth Bishop, W.S. Merwin, Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney.

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Review: The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

This is my textbook for the Creative Writing course I'm taking and it's so good! There is a variety of poems and I find myself reading the unassigned ones anyway. Probably the best textbook I've had yet. Read full review

Review: The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry

User Review  - Joey Gamble - Goodreads

A solid collection of some of the world's most brilliant recent poets. Read full review

Contents

SOPHIA DE MELLO BREYNER
3
ANGEL GONZALEZ
15
YVES BONNEFOY
22
PHILIPPE JACCOTTET
33
CLAIRE MALROUX
43
PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
50
ANDREA ZANZOTTO
57
PATRIZIA CAVALLI
64
Little Ruth
318
DAHLIA RAVIKOVITCH
329
LEOPOLD SEDARSENGHOR
339
KOFI AWOONOR
345
CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO
354
EDOUARD MAUNICK
365
DENNIS BRUTUS
373
BREYTEN BREYTENBACH
381

EDDY VAN VLIET
76
HENRIK NORDBRANDT
80
PAAVO HAAVIKKO
89
PENTTI SAARIKOSKI
95
NIJOLE MILIAUSKAITE
101
HANS MAGNUS ENZENSBERGER
108
INGEBORG BACHMANN
117
CZEStAW MltOSZ
126
TADEUSZ ROZEWICZ
132
ZBIGNIEW HERBERT
146
ADAM ZAGAJEWSK1
155
AGNES NEMES NAGY
161
GYORGY PETRI
172
MIROSLAV HOLUB
181
VASKO POPA
193
NOVICA TADIC
203
PAUL CELAN
209
MARIN SORESCU
219
YANNIS RITSOS
227
NAZIM HIKMET
238
ANDREI VOZNESENSKY
244
YEVGENY YEVTUSHENKO
251
JOSEPH BRODSKY
261
ELENA SHVARTS
272
ADONIS
285
MAHMOUD DARWISH
296
YEHUDA AMICHAI
308
FAIZ AHMED FA1Z
395
TASLIMA NASRJN
401
NGUYEN CHI THIEN
421
SHU TING
430
GU CHENG
441
SOCHONGJU
451
RYUICHI TAMURA
457
CHIMAKO TADA
465
SHUNTARO TANIKAWA
472
OCTAVIO PAZ
481
MANUEL ULACIA
488
VERONICA VOLKOW
494
CLARIBEL ALEGRIA
509
ROBERTO jUARROZ
519
PABLO NERUDA
525
NICANOR PARRA
540
ENRIQUE LIHN
546
CARLOS DRUMMOND DE ANDRADE
555
JOAO CABRAL DE MELO NETO
564
HEBERTO PADILLA
575
MARIA ELENA CRUZ VARELA
583
KAMAU BRATHWAITE
594
DEREK WALCOTT
610
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
623
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
637
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About the author (1996)

J. D. McClatchy is the author of four books of poems, two books of literary essays, & four opera libretti. He is the editor of "The Yale Review" & a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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