American Poetry the Twentieth Century E. E. Cummings to May Swenson

ISBN-10: 1883011787

ISBN-13: 9781883011789

Edition: 2000

Authors: Library of America Staff, Robert Hass, John Hollander, Carolyn Kizer, Nathaniel Mackey

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 3/20/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1000
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Born in San Francisco, Calif., Robert Hass received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College and his masters and Ph.D. from Stanford University. After graduating, Hass wrote his first collection of poetry, Field Guide, which went on to win the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1973. Hass's second collection, Praise, won the Williams Carlos Williams Award in 1979. Selected by the Library of Congress as Poet Laureate of the United States in 1995-96, Hass has taught writing at the University of California at Berkeley since 1989. Hass has co-translated several volumes of poetry by Nobel Laureate and fellow colleague Czeslaw Milosz and is the editor of The Essential Haiku.

John Hollander has edited several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet volumes, including "Robert Frost", "Christmas Poems", "War Poems", "Marriage Poems", "Animal Poems", & "Garden Poems". He is the A. Bartlett Biamatti Professor of English at Yale University, & the author of numerous books of poetry & criticism. He was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1990.

Carolyn Kizer was born in Spokane, Washington on December 10, 1924. At 17, she had a poem, When You Are Distant, published in The New Yorker. She received a bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 1945 and afterward did graduate work in Chinese at Columbia University. In 1959, she helped found the journal Poetry Northwest and served as its editor until 1965. Her first collection of poetry, The Ungrateful Garden, was published in 1961. Her other collections include Knock Upon Silence and Harping On. Her best known work was the five-part cycle Pro Femina. She received the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for her collection Yin and a Poetry Society of America Frost Medal in 1988. A skilled translator, she translated works from Urdu, Macedonian, Yiddish, and Chinese, including the Tang poet Tu Fu and the a modern woman poet Shu Ting. Kizer died from complications of dementia on October 9, 2014 at the age of 89.

Nathaniel Mackey, recipient of a 1993 Whiting Writers' Award, is the author of Eroding Witness (1985), School of Udhra (1993), Whatsaid Serif (1998), Bedouin Hornbook (1986), and Djbot Baghosus's Run (1993), as well as Discrepant Engagement: Dissonance Cross-Culturality, and Experimental Writing (1993). He teaches literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

"All in green went my love riding"
"in Just-/spring when the world is mud-"
"Tumbling-hair/picker of buttercups"
"Humanity i love you"
"O sweet spontaneous"
"stinging/gold swarms"
"between green/mountains"
"Babylon slim/-ness of"
"ta/ppin/g/toe"
"Buffalo Bill's/defunct"
"the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls"
"god pity me whom(god distinctly has)"
"Dick Mid's large bluish face without eyebrows"
"Spring is like a perhaps hand"
Poem, or Beauty Hurts Mr. Vinal
"she being Brand"
"on the Madam's best april the"
Memorabilia
"next to of course god america i"
"lis/-ten//you know what i mean when"
"my sweet old etcetera"
"Among/these/red pieces of"
"in spite of everything"
"since feeling is first"
"i sing of Olaf glad and big"
"twi-/is -Light bird"
"a clown's smirk in the skull of a baboon"
"somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond"
"r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r"
"the boys i mean are not refined"
"as freedom is a breakfastfood"
"anyone lived in a pretty how town"
"my father moved through dooms of love"
"plato told"
"pity this busy monster, manunkind"
"a grin without a"
Proud Riders
Europa
Test Paper
From the Green Book of Yfan
Mater Dolorosa
Words of an Old Woman
Hasbrouck and the Rose
Bill Gets Burned
"On Brooklyn Bridge I saw a man drop dead"
"I met in a merchant's place"
"The shopgirls leave their work"
"How shall we mourn you who are killed and wasted"
"My work done, I lean on the window-sill"
"In the shop, she, her mother, and grandmother"
The Idiot
"She who worked patiently"
Epidemic
"Her work was to count linings--"
"The house-wreckers have left the door and a staircase"
Aphrodite Vrania
April
"Out of the hills the trees bulge"
"How difficult for me is Hebrew"
"I have learnt the Hebrew blessing before eating bread"
"After I had worked all day at what I earn my living"
"The Hebrew of your poets, Zion"
"Though our thoughts often, we ourselves"
"Among the heaps of brick and plaster lies"
Epitaphs
Millinery District ["The clouds ..."]
"A dead gull in the road"
"I like this secret walking"
Rainy Season
"Of course, we must die"
My grandfather, dead long before I was born"
"A grove of small trees, branches thick with berries"
Millinery District ["Many fair hours ..."]
Similes
Epitaph
Free Verse
from Early History of a Writer
Empty Bed Blues
Everyday Alchemy
Thirst
To One Loved Wholly Within Wisdom
To Mr. Maunder Maunder, Professional Poet
To the Powers of Desolation
To the Natural World: at 37
Try Tropic
All Around the Town
Bounding Line
Hymn to Yellow
The Weed
Fructus
Reapers
Cotton Song
Georgia Dusk
Nullo
Evening Song
Portrait in Georgia
Seventh Street
Storm Ending
Her Lips Are Copper Wire
Gum
The Gods Are Here
This Amber Sunstream
Axle Song
The Near House
Midland
So Simple
Where I Saw the Snake
The First Poem
Lamentations
Winter Nocturne: The Hospital
"To an Amiable Child"
Creatures in the Zoo
A Purplexicon of Dissynthegrations
Ol' Man River
Little Girl Blue
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Dead Man's Corner
Epitaphs
A House of the Eighties
The Omelet of A. MacLeish
Newsreel LIII
Waltz Against the Mountains
Something Starting Over
Noon
I Can't Get Started
They All Laughed
Elegy for Melusine from the Intensive Care Ward
Red-Headed Intern, Taking Notes
Scene: A Bedside in the Witches' Kitchen
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Insects
A History of the Caesars
Medusa
Knowledge
Women
The Alchemist
My Voice Not Being Proud
Men Loved Wholly Beyond Wisdom
Sub Contra
Cassandra
Winter Swan
Dark Summer
Late
Song
Short Summary
Roman Fountain
Evening-Star
Baroque Comment
Kept
Heard by a Girl
Several Voices Out of a Cloud
Musician
Zone
Night
Morning
The Dragonfly
Sermon
Serenade
Kiss
Almost a God
Long Distance Moan
from Elegy in the Manner of a Requiem in Memory of D. H. Lawrence
Waiter
History of Education
Slow Curtain
Why Must You Know?
Would You Think?
Fish Food: An Obituary to Hart Crane
Come Over and Help Us
Anathema. Maranatha!
In the Bathtub, to Mnemosyne
Esprit d'Escalier
Cross Questions
from John Brown's Body
American Names
Cotton Mather
Daniel Boone
Metropolitan Nightmare
Winter Tenement
Ernest
Vision
Photoheliograph
from Chorus for Survival
The Cage of Voices
from Libretto for the Republic of Liberia
from Harlem Gallery
April Mortality
Ghostly Tree
The Rounds and Garlands Done
The Moon and Spectator
Fragmentary Stars
The Horn
The Figurehead
Grapes Making
Chaplinesque
For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen
Voyages
Repose of Rivers
The Wine Menagerie
At Melville's Tomb
The Bridge
O Carib Isle!
The Broken Tower
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Dumb
Moment
Fern Song
Frog Song
True Western Summer
from The Indians in the Woods
Girl Help
The Reader
Winter Garden
Helen Grown Old
For the Father of Sandro Gulotta
The Ancient Ones: Betatakin
Garden Note I, Los Altos
Garden Note II, March
from The Wild Party
from Lolita
On Translating "Eugene Onegin"
Santo Domingo Corn Dance
Mr. Pope
Ode to the Confederate Dead
The Twelve
Last Days of Alice
The Wolves
Aeneas at Washington
The Ivory Tower
The Mediterranean
Sonnets at Christmas
The Swimmers
February Ground
Walt Whitman
Two Songs of Advent
The Magpie's Shadow
The Solitude of Glass
October
Vacant Lot
The Cold
Nocturne
The Barnyard
Wild Sunflower
The Realization
Apollo and Daphne
The Fable
The Fall of Leaves
The Slow Pacific Swell
To a Young Writer
By the Road to the Sunnyvale Air-Base
Elegy on a Young Airedale Bitch Lost Two Years Since in the Salt-Marsh
On Teaching the Young
Time and the Garden
In Praise of California Wines
To the Moon
Long Gone
Scotty Has His Say
Sister Lou
Southern Road
Memphis Blues
Ma Rainey
Slim in Atlanta
Children's Children
Chillen Get Shoes
Sporting Beasley
Cabaret
Old Lem
A Broken View
Onion Fields
Earthworm
Slow
By Night
The Curse
While I Slept
The Sound I Listened For
As Easily As Trees
Waxwings
Pitcher
Cypresses
Swimmer
Farm Boy After Summer
Museum Vase
Ordovician Fossil Algae
Sounds
A student who sat facing me on the Osaka express
Beer Bottles
Waka
An Ancient Revisits
As Well As Any Other
Prisms
Lucrece and Nara
O Vocables of Love
Faith Upon the Waters
Sea, False Philosophy
The Map of Places
Chloe or...
Take Hands
The World and I
The Wind, the Clock, the We
Nothing So Far
Divestment of Beauty
Because of Clothes
With the Face
Reconnaissance
Southern Mansion
Dark Girl
A Black Man Talks of Reaping
Green Light
Evening Song
1933
Escape
Dirge
Portrait
American Rhapsody (4)
Literary
How Do I Feel?
Art Review
Reception Good
Beware
4 A.M.
Bryce and Tomlins
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Aunt Sue's Stories
When Sue Wears Red
Young Prostitute
My People
Dream Variations
Subway Face
I, Too
Suicide's Note
Summer Night
Strange Hurt
A House in Taos
Railroad Avenue
Sea Calm
Drum
Cubes
Little Lyric (Of Great Importance)
Evil
Songs
Luck
Curious
American Heartbreak
from Montage of a Dream Deferred
Spring Comes to Murray Hill
Reflection on Ice-Breaking
The Terrible People
Song of the Open Road
Very Like a Whale
A Necessary Dirge
Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man
The Germ
Glossina Morsitans, or, the Tsetse
Samson Agonistes
Inter-Office Memorandum
Which the Chicken, Which the Egg?
For Paul
Yet Do I Marvel
Atlantic City Waiter
Incident
Heritage
For My Grandmother
For a Lady I Know
For One Who Gayly Sowed His Oats
For Hazel Hall, American Poet
From the Dark Tower
The Subway
A New York Face
"I had heard it's a fight. At the first clammy touch,"
"Smelling or feeling of the several holes,"
"Ya se van los pastores,"
Shore Bird
Bath of Aphrodite
The Food of Birds
The Net Breaker
Learning the Language
"Remember my little granite pail?"
"The clothesline post is set,"
"There's a better shine,"
"What horror to awake at night,"
"Paul/when the leaves/fall,"
"The death of my poor father,"
"Woman in middle life,"
"He lived--childhood summers,"
"I rose from marsh mud,"
The Graves
"My friend tree,"
"The men leave the car,"
"My life is hung up,"
"Get a load/of April's,"
Poet's Work
"I married,"
My Life By Water
"Far reach/of sand,"
"Stone/and that hard/contact--"
Sewing a Dress
Paean to Place
"Not all harsh sounds displease--"
Darwin
The January of a Gnat
Amulet
Figures in an Ancient Ink
The Lobster
Lying in Bed on a Summer Morning
Young Girl
Americana 3
To an Anti-Semite
Discoveries, Trade Names, Genitals, and Ancient Instruments
Two Variations on a Theme
Instructions to the Player
The Avocado Pit
Redwing
"One grey and foaming day,"
Mirage
Seas Incarnadine
Since There's No Help...
The Communiques from Yalta
Sunt Lacrimae Rerum et Mentem Mortalia Tangunt
This Fevers Me
The Groundhog
'I Walked Over the Grave of Henry James,'
The Fury of Aerial Bombardment
On a Squirrel Crossing the Road in Autumn, in New England
La Crosse at Ninety Miles an Hour
Gnat on My Paper
The Old Professor
Four and a Half
I Sent Thee Late
Poem beginning "The,"
"Not much more than being,"
"Cocktails,"
Ferry
Tibor Serly
"in that this happening"
"To my wash-stand"
"When the crickets"
"It's hard to see but think of a sea"
"The lines of this new song are nothing"
"Can a mote of sunlight defeat its purpose"
(Ryokan's scroll)
Xenophanes
"As To How Much"
Shang Cup
"A" 11
from "A" 12
Advice to a Man Who Lost a Dog
Sappho's Leap
Christ Is a Dixie Nigger
Sam Jackson
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
The Science of the Night
The Dragonfly
The Testing-Tree
The Catch
The Quarrel
Route Six
Touch Me
Twelfth Night
Spring Comes to the Suburbs
The 5:32
Portrait of Girl with Comic Book
Spring, Coast Range
Andree Rexroth
The Signature of All Things
Lyell's Hypothesis Again
It Is a German Honeymoon
On Flower Wreath Hill
from The Love Poems of Marichiko
The Pavilion on the Pier
Epitaph for the Old Howard
The Return: An Elegy
Bearded Oaks
Where the Slow Fig's Purple Sloth
Audubon: A Vision
Birth of Love
Evening Hawk
Heart of Autumn
Vision
Muted Music
End of the Flower-World
Bread
No Images
The Death Bed
Conception
Papermill
North Philadelphia Trenton and New York
Vergil Georgics 1.489-514
Bottled
Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem
Magalu
Gloria
P.O.E.
A Point of View
Clause for a Covenant
Elegy
Laudare
Helianthus
The Girl by the River
Poems for My Cousin
Yellow
Discrete Series
Eclogue
Image of the Engine
From Disaster
Psalm
The Occurrences
Route
But So As By Fire
In Memoriam Charles Reznikoff
The Heron
The Bat
Cuttings
Cuttings (later)
Root Cellar
Old Florist
Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze
My Papa's Waltz
The Lost Son
Four for Sir John Davies
Elegy for Jane
The Waking
I Knew a Woman
A Walk in Late Summer
The Rose
The Thing
In a Dark Time
I Have Seen Black Hands
The FB Eye Blues
Selected Haiku
Mune Rune
The Huntsman
Shallow-Water Warning
"Not met and marred with the year's whole turn of grief"
"So it begins. Adam is in his earth"
"Now stands our love on that still verge of day"
"This little time the breath and bulk of being"
To Walker Evans
"Wake up Threeish"
Shoreline
Logging Trestle
The Field
Static
The Solitary
Probably Nobody
The Pleiades
Lethe
Blues in the Night
Midnight Sun
The Four Black Bogmen
Casualty
Paris--Christmas 1938
First Love
Fixin' to Die
Manuscript with Illumination
Horae
Et Quidquid Aspiciebam Mors Erat
Farewell
Mutations
History
Souls Lake
South Side
Spring Shade
Luck, Be a Lady
The Mind's Disguise
Memory of Quiet
Height
La Preface
These Days
In Cold Hell, in Thicket
The Moon Is the Number 18
Merce of Egypt
As the Dead Prey Upon Us
Variations Done for Gerald Van De Wiele
from The Maximus Poems Letter 3
Maximus, to himself
The Ocean
"flower of the underworld"
"I live underneath/the light of day"
Crocus Air
Flowering Quince
The U.S. Sailor with the Japanese Skull
Winslow Homer
The Orange Tree
Kites: Ars Poetica
The Map
The Man-Moth
Sleeping on the Ceiling
Roosters
The Fish
Over 2000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance
The Bight
At the Fishhouses
The Prodigal
The Shampoo
Song for the Rainy Season
The Armadillo
Sestina
Sandpiper
Twelfth Morning; or What You Will
In the Waiting Room
Crusoe in England
One Art
Sonnet
Dream Vision
A Moral Poem
For My Contemporaries
Montana Pastoral
Selected Epigrams
To What Strangers, What Welcome
The Evening of the Sixth Day
The Lordly Hudson
Stones in My Passway
Hellhound on My Trail
Me and the Devil Blues
Housewife
All Hallow
Sale
"After noon I lie down"
Album
Street Corner College
Religion Is That I Love You
23rd Street Runs into Heaven
The Figure Motioned with Its Mangled Hand Towards the Wall Behind It
The Horses of Yilderlin
The Origin of Baseball
The Lions of Fire Shall Have Their Hunting
Lonesome Boy Blues
The Airman Who Flew Over Shakespeare's England
Winter, Never Mind Where
For T.S.E. Only
As the Great Horse Rots on the Hill
Consider the Lilies of the Sea
Winter Twilight
The Beanstalk Country
2 Pages, 122 Words on Music and Dance
from Composition in Retrospect
Muscat Pruning
Tor House
Rainy Easter
A Canticle to the Waterbirds
Gale at Dawn
Stone Face Falls
Song in Sligo
The Grand Canyon
Grenoble Cafe
Dust Storm Disaster
Talking Dust Bowl
Vigilante Man
Death Bells
Moving In
The Snow Light
February Days
Buckroe, After the Season, 1942
Exit Amor
The Fox with the Blue Velvet Band
The Overturned Lake
I Wouldn't Put It Past You
Those Winter Sundays
Homage to the Empress of the Blues
Middle Passage
Runagate Runagate
Soledad
The Night-Blooming Cereus
Ice Storm
Bone-Flower Elegy
The Evergreen
The Book of the Dead
Ajanta
The Outer Banks
The Speed of Darkness
The Poem as Mask
Myth
Monterey
It Is Sticky in the Subway
Prospect Park
Victor Record Catalog
A Successful Summer
No Title
In the Naked Bed, in Plato's Cave
Sonnet: The Beautiful American Word, Sure
Far Rockaway
Tired and Unhappy, You Think of Houses
In the Slight Ripple, the Mind Perceives the Heart
The Ballet of the Fifth Year
Do the Others Speak of Me Mockingly, Maliciously?
The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me
Darkling Summer, Ominous Dusk, Rumorous Rain
The Mind Is an Ancient and Famous Capital
Lincoln
Auto Wreck
University
Troop Train
Full Moon: New Guinea
Homecoming
The Alphabet
The Confirmation
The First Time
I Am an Atheist Who Says His Prayers
The Funeral of Poetry
Question
The Centaur
Almanac
Riding the "A,"
Distance and a Certain Light
Colors Without Objects
Unconscious Came a Beauty
The Shape of Death
Electronic Sound
How Everything Happens (Based on a study of the Wave)
Bronco Busting, Event #1
One of the Strangest
Shu Swamp, Spring
Staring at the Sea on the Day of a Death of Another
Biographical Notes
Note on the Texts
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index of Titles and First Lines
Index of Poets
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