Invitation to Poetry A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology

ISBN-10: 039305876X

ISBN-13: 9780393058765

Edition: 2004

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/17/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Robert Pinsky was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and studied at Rutgers and Stanford Universities. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Wellesley College, and the University of California, Berkeley. For several years the poetry editor of The New Republic, he has won the Oscar Blumenthal Prize (1978) and Woodrow Wilson and Fulbright grants. His book of criticism, The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions (1976), is referred to often. He has argued for, and written, a poetry of discursiveness, one that can treat abstract thought and social reality as well as subjectivity and deep emotion.

Introduction
From "Discordants" (1)
The sentence
The great canzon
Inside the apple
In memoriam Mae Noblitt
A blessing in disguise
This room
It is dangerous to read newspapers
Lullaby
The more loving one
L'invitation au voyage
Enueg 1
Enueg 2
From "Eleven addresses to our Lord" (3, 4)
At the fishhouses
A cold spring
Some dreams they forgot
The chimney sweeper (from Songs of innocence)
The garden of love (from Songs of experience)
The crows
Dark summer
The blossom
We real cool
When you have forgotten Sunday : the love story
Strong men
Two in the Campagna
Ay, ay, ay de la Grifa Negra
Is there for honest poverty
John Anderson my Jo
Deathfugue
The Negro's complaint
Sunday morning apples
For a poet
Song in spite of myself
I carry your heart with me ...
Ample make this bed
The grass so little has to do
I'm nobody! Who are you?
One need not be a chamber - to be haunted
Surgeons must be very careful
To fight aloud, is very brave
An epithalamion
The good-morrow
The elephant
With no experience in such matters
Journey of the Magi
Seen through a window
After apple-picking
Directive
An old man's winter night
"Out, out -"
The oven bird
The pasture
Transcription of organ music
The school children
The holy longing
Ode on the death of a favorite cat
The idea of trust
Woolworth's
Population
Afterwards
The man he killed
Privilege of being
The night-blooming Cereus
From "Clearances" (3)
Prospects
The collar
The envoy of Mr. Cogito
Upon Julia's clothes
Carrion comfort
God's grandeur
To seem the stranger lies my lot ...
When I was one-and-twenty (A Shropshire Lad 13)
The dream keeper
Minstrel man
Motto
Degrees of gray in Philipsburg
My real dwelling
The islands
The woman at the Washington Zoo
The eye
The song of the banana man
Inviting a friend to supper
Lovel's song
Men at forty
From Endymion
On a leander which Miss Reynolds, my kind friend, gave me
To sleep
Finding a long gray hair
The boiling water
Facing it
Thinking of death and dogfood
Hornworm : autumn lamentation
The layers
An Arundel tomb
The explosion
Caedmon
They feed they lion
What work is
The flower-fed buffaloes
Still night thoughts
River-snow
A psalm of life
To Althea, from prison
Memories of West Street and Lepke
The old flame
Portrait
Ars poetica
Language lesson 1976
The mad scene
The shore
On hearing a symphony of Beethoven
Recuerdo
You who wronged
When I consider how my light is spent
Piececitos
A jellyfish
What are years?
The meeting of the waters
The snow globe
Absence of Joaquin
He lived - childhood summers
The day lady died
Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)
Poem (and tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock in Springfield, Massachusetts)
The forms of love
Psalm
Dulce et decorum est
At the new year
Dawn
Wind and water and stone
When in the widening circle of rebirth
Nick and the candlestick
Alone
Erat hora
Meditatio
The diamond cutters
Phantasia for Elvira Shatayev
Initiation
Requiem for the death of a boy
The sheaves
The unforgiven
I knew a woman
In a dark time
The sloth
Effort at speech between two people
With his venom
Tired and unhappy, you think of houses
Helvellyn
The truth the dead know
As an unperfect actor on the stage (Sonnets 23)
That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnets 73)
When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes (Sonnets 29)
When forty winters shall besiege thy brow (Sonnets 2)
Love's philosophy
Stanzas written in dejection - December 1818, near Naples
Sweet is the rose, but grows upon a brere (Amoretti 26)
The gift
The shirt poem
Disillusionment of ten o'clock
A rabbit as king of the ghosts
My shadow
Keeping things whole
The centaur
Notes from a nonexistent Himalayan expedition
From Gitanjali (35, 39)
The sadness of my neighbors
From In memoriam A.H.H. (54)
Casey at the bat
If I were tickled by the rub of love
You shall not despair
The evacuee
Bent with worry
Like city's rain, my heart
Streams
For my people
Lineage
Go lovely rose!
Tell me a story
Dirge for two veterans
The runner
From Song of myself (50, 52)
Year that trembled and reel'd beneath me
Patriots' day
The Harlot's house
The ivy crown
Rain
We are seven
The world is too much with us; late and soon
After reading Tu Fu, I go outside to the Dwarf Orchard
Lying in a hammock at William Duffy's farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
Whoso list to hunt
A prayer for my daughter
A prayer for old age
Politics
The lower leaves of the trees
Attention
The way of the water-hyacinth
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