Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke

ISBN-10: 0385086016

ISBN-13: 9780385086011

Edition: 1991 (Reprint)

Authors: Theodore Roethke, Theodore Roethke

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This paperback edition contains the complete text of Roethke's seven published volumes plus sixteen previously uncollected poems. Included are his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners The Walking, Words for the Wind, and The Far Field.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/10/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Theodore Roethke was a poet and educator. He was born on May 25, 1908 in Saginaw, Michigan. Roethke graduated from the University of Michigan in 1929. He entered Michigan Law School, but withdrew in 1930 to pursue a master's degree in literature at Harvard. Roethke did not complete his degree due to financial problems. Roethke worked as an instructor at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania State University, and Bennington College. His 1951 book, Praise to the End, won the Bollington Prize and his 1953 volume, The Waking, Poems 1933-1953, won the Pulitzer Prize. Roethke was also a two-time winner of the National Book Award and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Roethke died on August 1, 1963.

Open House 1941
Open House
Death Piece
To My Sister
The Premonition
Orders for the Day
The Signals
The Adamant
The Light Comes Brighter
Slow Season
Mid-Country Blow
In Praise of Prairie
The Coming of the Cold
"The late peach yields a subtle musk"
"The ribs of leaves lie in the dust"
"The small brook dies within its bed"
The Lost Son
The Flight
The Pit
The Gibber
The Return
"It was beginning winter"
The Long Alley
A Field of Light
The Shape of the Fire
from Praise to the End! 1951
Where Knock Is Open Wide
I Need, I Need
Bring the Day!
Give Way, Ye Gates
Sensibility! O La!
O Lull Me, Lull Me
Praise to the End!
Unfold! Unfold!
I Cry, Love! Love!
from The Waking 1953
O, Thou Opening, O
The Visitant
A Light Breather
Elegy for Jane
Old Lady's Winter Words
Four for Sir John Davies
The Dance
The Partner
The Wraith
The Vigil
The Waking
from Words for the Wind 1958
Lighter Pieces and Poems for Children
Song for the Squeeze-Box
Reply to a Lady Editor
The Cow
The Serpent
The Sloth
The Lady and the Bear
Love Poems
The Dream
All the Earth, All the Air
Words for the Wind
I Knew a Woman
The Voice
The Other
The Sententious Man
The Pure Fury
The Renewal
The Sensualists
Love's Progress
The Surly One
The Swan
Voices and Creatures
"The Shimmer of Evil"
The Beast
The Song
The Exorcism
The Small
A Walk in Late Summer
The Siskins
The Dying Man
The Dying Man
His Words
What Now?
The Wall
The Exulting
They Sing, They Sing
Meditations of an Old Woman
First Meditation
I'm Here
Her Becoming
Fourth Meditation
What Can I Tell My Bones?
from I Am! Says the Lamb 1961
Nonsense Poems
The Kitty-Cat Bird
The Whale
The Yak
The Donkey
The Ceiling
The Chair
Myrtle's Cousin
The Gnu
The Monotony Song
The Hippo
The Boy and the Bush
The Lamb
The Lizard
The Wagtail
The Far Field 1964
North American Sequence
The Longing
Meditation at Oyster River
Journey to the Interior
The Long Waters
The Far Field
The Rose
Love Poems
The Young Girl
Her Words
The Apparition
Her Reticence
Her Longing
Her Time
Light Listened
The Happy Three
His Foreboding
The Shy Man
Her Wrath
Wish for a Young Wife
Mixed Sequence
The Abyss
The Chums
The Lizard
The Meadow Mouse
Heard in a Violent Ward
The Geranium
On the Quay
The Storm (Forio d'Ischia)
The Thing
The Pike
All Morning
The Manifestation
The Tranced
The Moment
Sequence, Sometimes Metaphysical
In a Dark Time
In Evening Air
The Sequel
The Motion
The Decision
The Marrow
I Waited
The Tree, the Bird
The Restored
The Right Thing
Once More, the Round
Previously Uncollected Poems
Light Poem
Meditation in Hydrotherapy
Lines upon Leaving a Sanitarium
The Changeling
The Follies of Adam
Three Epigrams
The Mistake
The Centaur
The Harsh Country
A Rouse for Stevens
The Saginaw Song
Gob Music
The Reply
Supper with Lindsay
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