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Introduction to Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0205686125

ISBN-13: 9780205686124

Edition: 13th 2010

Authors: Dana Gioia, Joe (X. J. ) Kennedy

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Written by two reknowned poets, this book is an attempt to provide the reader with a compact introduction to the study and appreciation of poetry. Kennedy/Gioia'sAn Introduction to Poetry,13 th edition continues to inspire readers with a rich collection of poems and engaging insights on reading, analyzing, and writing about poetry. Exclusive conversation between Dana Gioia and U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, offer readers an insiderrsquo;s look into the importance of literature and reading in the life of this poet. More than 50 new selections-from a wonderful range of poets including Kevin Young, Bettie Sellers, Mary Oliver, David Lehman, Constantine Cavafy, Rainer Maria Rilke, Anne Stevenson,…    
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Book details

List price: $153.32
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 9/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.15" long x 1.65" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Widely anthologized, Kennedy's poetry may not be as influential among contemporary poets as others' because of his preference for, in his words, "old-fangled structures most poets have junked these days." As Kennedy's comments on his verse suggest, his poetry is witty, concise, and unpretentious. His subject matter is drawn from the everyday including his Catholic background and middle-class suburban life. Yet his concerns can be profound including death, violence, suicide, and Genesis.