One of America's most acclaimed scholars and critics, Bloom offers his assessment of the best poets from the 14th century Chaucer to the 20th Hart Crane is the final entry. For readers who share Bloom's opinions on what constitutes great poetry, this is a magical volume, filled with classic delights. Bloom offers brief biographical information and commentary on every poet, never shying away from sweeping assessments.
The list, drawn from the Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry, establishes its authority by virtue of its collective anonymity: these are the poems a variety of professionals have shared with a reading public, as indicated through the bibliographic science of indexing.
While Bloom may have the heights on this territory, Harmon clearly has the numbers; yet both are facing the same direction of history despite the 18 poets Harmon includes born between Langston Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
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In vastly different ways, they provide us with what experiencing that century was like. At the same time, Strand suggests a significant aspect of aesthetic modernism, generally—its internationalism—and by doing so introduces and returns readers to a broad set of influences on English language poetry all too easily lost sight of. Joshua Weiner was born in Boston and grew up in central New Jersey.
Iwould like to say that intering my poem and seeing I made it in the book really helps my self of steem a bunch. Prose Home Harriet Blog. Visit Home Events Exhibitions Library. Newsletter Subscribe Give. Poetry Foundation. Back to Previous. In the world of poetry, "best" is a fighting word. By Joshua Weiner. What makes a poem one of the best? Anthologists have been arguing that question since 60 B. Can the latest round in the fight—a polite brawl between Garrison Keillor in one corner, August Kleinzahler in the other, with heavyweight champ Harold Bloom looking on—provide any answers?
Writers on Amelia Carruthers. Renascence and Other Poems. Shakespeare Without Tears. Margaret Webster. Rhymes a la Mode Annotated. Andrew Lang. Dickinson's Nerves, Frost's Woods. William Logan. August, A Month In Verse. The Two Noble Kinsmen. Louisa May Alcott. Mark Twain's 'Is Shakespeare Dead? Keir Cutler. The Ghost behind the Masks. David Shaw. March, A Month In Verse. Jonathan Swift. Poems of Love and Life for Capricorn. Various Authors. Poems of the Great War. Love Poetry Out Loud.
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