Open Door One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine

ISBN-10: 022610401X
ISBN-13: 9780226104010
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Description: When Harriet Monroe founded Poetry magazine in Chicago in 1912, she began with an image: the Open Door. “May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius!” For a century, the most important and  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

When Harriet Monroe founded Poetry magazine in Chicago in 1912, she began with an image: the Open Door. “May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius!” For a century, the most important and enduring poets have walked through that door—William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens in its first years, Rae Armantrout and Kay Ryan in 2011. And at the same time, Poetry continues to discover the new voices who will be read a century from now.Poetry’s archives are incomparable, and to celebrate the magazine’s centennial, editors Don Share and Christian Wiman combed them to create a new kind of anthology, energized by the self-imposed limitation to one hundred poems. Rather than attempting to be exhaustive or definitive—or even to offer the most familiar works—they have assembled a collection of poems that, in their juxtaposition, echo across a century of poetry. Adrienne Rich appears alongside Charles Bukowski; poems by Isaac Rosenberg and Randall Jarrell on the two world wars flank a devastating Vietnam War poem by the lesser-known George Starbuck; August Kleinzahler’s “The Hereafter” precedes “Prufrock,” casting Eliot’s masterpiece in a new light. Short extracts from Poetry’s letters and criticism punctuate the verse selections, hinting at themes and threads and serving as guides, interlocutors, or dissenting voices.The resulting volume is an anthology like no other, a celebration of idiosyncrasy and invention, a vital monument to an institution that refuses to be static, and, most of all, a book that lovers of poetry will devour, debate, and keep close at hand. 

Don Share is Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University. He teaches comparative politics and Latin American Politics and has published widely on democratization and Spanish politics. His books include The Making of Spanish Democracy and Dilemmas of Social Democracy.

C. K. Williams is the author of eight books of poems, the most recent of which, "Repair", won the Pulitzer Prize & the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize. He teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University & lives part of the year in Paris.

Mastery and Mystery: Twenty-One Ways to Read a Century
Editors' Note
In a Station of the Metro
Sharks' Teeth
Anti-Romantic
The Young
Val�ry as Dictator
Eros Turannos
It Was a Bichon Frise's Life…
Song
The Hereafter
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Look
From "Eight Variations"
For Love
Disgraceland
Sorrows
On Visiting a Borrowed Country House in Arcadia
Bedtime Story
In the Naked Bed, In Plato's Cave
Mingus at the Showplace
Men at Forty
Forecast
Meditation on a Grapefruit
The Hampton Institute Album
My Chosen Landscape
Florist's Root Cellar
Tea at the Palaz of Hoon
From Briggflatts
Night
After the Diagnosis
Pig Song
Blues Alabama
Break of Day in the Trenches
Of Late
Protocols
The Prisoners of War
A Dog Was Crying To-Night in Wicklow Also
At Melville's Tomb
O Daedalus, Fly Away Home
A Not So Good Night in the San Pedro of the World
Final Notations
The Shield of Achilles
He Has
What I Like
Rendezvous
Fever 103�
In the Thriving Season
Magnificat
Hutch
Or,
No Swan So Fine
The Traveler
Sparrow Trapped in the Airport
His Presence
Transactions
The Children of the Poor
What If a Much of a Which of a Wind
Mu'allaqa
The Peacock at Alderton
Green Red Brown and White
Inheriting My Grandmother's Nightmare
Little Blessing for My Floater
Prayer's End
"Any fool can get into an ocean…"
Fabrication of Ancestors
Dark Ceiling
Search Party
Three Poems
Our Bodies
The Blessing
Grass on the Cliff
Big City Speech
From "Cahoots"
Hamlen Brook
Old Folk's Home, Jerusalem
The Lie
Nurture
Paterson, Book V: The River of Heaven
Heatwave
El Dorado
"For you: anthophilous, lover of flowers"
On Leaving the Bachelorette Brunch
How to Cook a Wolf
Gravelly Run
Here
Returning to Roots of First Feeling
Sweeping the States
Blues in Stereo
Korean Mums
Birthplace: New Rochelle
Song of the Tangle
A Child's Garden of Gods
The Widow's Yard
Lines for a Book
From "The Third Hour of the Night"
The Illiterate
Changeling
Station
The Mad Scene
The Beast in the Space
The Fisherman
Acknowledgments
Contributors

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