Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry

ISBN-10: 1413004741
ISBN-13: 9781413004748
Edition: 2006 (Brief Edition)
Authors: Jay Parini
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Description: Unlike most other poetry anthologies, arranged only chronologically or limited to the exploration of one type of poem, Jay Parini's WADSWORTH ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY collects 24 smaller, more accessible anthologies in one volume. With the guidance of an  More...

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List price: $168.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 1088
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.42" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Unlike most other poetry anthologies, arranged only chronologically or limited to the exploration of one type of poem, Jay Parini's WADSWORTH ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY collects 24 smaller, more accessible anthologies in one volume. With the guidance of an editorial board of pre-eminent literary scholars and world-renown poets, Parini has managed to offer a meaningful structure to an ambitious collection, spanning from Beowulf to Jorie Graham. Perhaps more a teaching and learning text than a definitive body of work, Parini's arrangement of poetry by form, content, and context offers a new way of learning poetry.

Jay Parini was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1948. In 1970 he graduated from Lafayette College and he received a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1975. Before becoming a professor of Engliah and Creative Writing at Vermont's Middlebury College in 1982, Parini taught at Dartmouth College. Parini writes poetry, novels, biographies, and criticism, and he has published numerous reviews and essays in major journals and newspapers. He co-founded the New England Review in 1976. In 1995, he was appointed literary executor for author Gore Vidal. A film version of The Last Station, his 1990 novel, was released in 2009.

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The shape of the Poem
""Sing, heavenly muse"" (Milton): An Anthology of Epic Poetry
""The Forgetful Kingdom of Death"" (Ransom): An Anthology of The Elegy
""Once Upon a Midnight Dreary"" (Poe): An Anthology of Narrative Poetry
""O blessed rage for order"" (Stevens): An Anthology of The Ode
""Let me tell you a little story"" (Auden): An Anthology of The Ballad
""Speak to me, speak. Why do you never speak?"" (T.S. Eliot): An Anthology of Monologue and Dramatic Poetry
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