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A Journey of Poems
"A Journey of Poems is a highly original anthology of verse, selected especially for its appeal to young people. The main preoccupations of the poet-his love of life and experience, his joy in discovery, his awareness of individual and social weaknesses, his obsession with fate and with time, his wish for a good life and an honorable end-are pointed up by the thematic ...more
Paperback, Laurel Leaf Library, 192 pages
Published 1964 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
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This anthology was specifically compiled for students at Phillips Exeter Academy, a male, high school audience. Poems were included, not because they were famous, but because previous students were enthusiastic about them or found them at least puzzling enough to be worth discussion. They are not elementary, but remain accessible. An excellent way to generate continued interest in poetry. Perhaps other educational bodies should adopt this technique with their own selections!