Poems of New York

ISBN-10: 0375415041

ISBN-13: 9780375415043

Edition: 2002

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New York City has always been a larger-than-life, half-mythical place, and this collection offers an appropriately stunning mosaic of its many incarnations in poetry–ranging from Walt Whitman's exuberant celebrations to contemporary poets' moving responses to the September 11th attack on the city. All the icons of this greatest of cities swirl and flash through these pages: taxis and subways, bridges and skyscrapers, ghettos and roof gardens and fire escapes, from the South Bronx to Coney Island to Broadway to Central Park, and from Langston Hughes's Harlem to James Merrill's Upper East Side. Wallace Stevens, e. e. cummings, W. H. Auden, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Ginsberg, and Audre Lorde are just a few of the poets gathered here, alongside a host of new young voices. Encompassing as many moods, characters, and scenes as this multifaceted, ever-changing metropolis has to offer, Poems of New York will be treasured by literary lovers of New York everywhere.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/13/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Elizabeth Schmidt is a contributing editor to the literary magazine Open City and poetry reviewer for the New York Times Book Review.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Mannahatta Broadway
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Herman Melville (1819-1891)
The House-Top: A Night Piece
Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
The Taxi Anticipation
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
Arrival at the Waldorf
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
The Great Figure
Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
Union Square Broadway
Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
New York
Claude Mckay (1889-1948)
The Tropics in New York The City's Love A Song of the Moon
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Recuerdo 'If I should learn'
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
"Taxis toot whirl people moving"
Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976)
"Walk about the subway station"
Federico Garc�a Lorca (1898-1936)
Hart Crane (1899-1933)
To Brooklyn Bridge The Harbor Dawn The Tunnel
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
The Weary Blues Good Morning Harlem Juke Box Love Song Subway Rush Hour
Helene Johnson (1906-1995)
The Street to the Establishment
W. H. Auden (1907-1973)
Refugee Blues September 1, 1939
George Oppen (1908-1984)
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)
The Man-Moth Letter to N.Y.
Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980)
Seventh Avenue
May swenson (1913-1989)
Staying at Ed's Place At the Museum of Modern Art
Karl Shapiro (1913-2000)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919- )
"The Pennycandystore beyond the El"
Amy Clampitt (1920-1994)
Dancers Exercising
Grace Paley (1922- )
The Nature of This City Fear On Mother's Day
Howard Moss (1922-1987)
The Building The Roof Garden
Denise Levertov (1923-1997)
The Cabdriver's Smile
James Schuyler (1923-1991)
This Dark Apartment An East Window on Elizabeth Street March Here
Wislawa Szymborska (1923- )
Photograph from September 11
Kenneth Koch (1925- )
Girl and Baby Florist Sidewalk Pram Nineteen Seventy Something
Gerald Stern (1925- )
96 Vandam Let Me Please Look Into My Window
Frank O'Hara (1926-1966)
Steps Gamin
James Merrill (1926-1995)
An Urban Convalescence 164 East 72nd Street
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)
I am a Victim of Telephone My Sad Self
W. S. Merwin (1927- )
St. Vincent's
Galway Kinnell (1927- )
Room of Return Running on Silk
John Ashbery (1927- )
A Sendentary Existence So Many Lives
Charles Tomlinson (1927- )
All Afternoon
Philip Levine (1928- )
Get Up
Richard Howard (1929- )
209 Canal Among the Missing
L. E. Sissman (1929-1976)
Tears at Korvette's Visiting Chaos
Adrienne Rich (1929- )
Upper Broadway
Gregory Corso (1930-2001)
Eastside Incidents The Whole Mess . . . Almost
Derek Walcott (1930- )
The Bridge
Amiri Baraka (1934- )
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