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The Penguin Book of American Verse

An anthology of American poetry that opens in the colonial seventeenth century and closes in the twentieth, emphasizing the extraordinary, vital period that followed the 1950s. It ranges from Anne Bradstreet to Ralph Waldo Emerson, from William Carlos Williams to Walt Whitman and Ai.

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American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry
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Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 512 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. As Cole Swensen argues in the introduction to this comprehensive new anthology. ‘Fundamental division’ of the long-acknowledged between experimental and traditional is On disappearing in American poetry in favour of hyid approaches that blend trends from accessible lyricism to linguistic exploration. The focus in American Hyid is on the blend; the more than seventy poets featured here – including Jorie Graham. Albert Goldbarth and Lyn Hejinian – have found new and often unique ways to reconfigure the innumerable and sometimes conflicting voices of the past thirty years. The editors have crafted short introductory essays on each of the poets in the anthology. providing biographical backgrounds and positioning them within the current of contemporary poetry. This new anthology is essential reading for those who car…