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Fifty Years of American Poetry: Over 200 Important Works by America's Modern Masters

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Seer, critic, lover, madwoman--the poet's sensibility gives us a chance to experience them all.This rich, wide-ranging collection of work by scores of America's contemporary poets brings you both wisdom and entertainment in short verse.

In it are represented, with one poem each, the chancellors, fellows, and award winners of the Academy of American Poets since 1934.The resu...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Laurel
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This is one of my favorite poetry anthologies. The selection of modern poems is wonderful, and a good introduction to each poet's work. Although it's a mass market paperback, the font is a nice one and plenty of white space is left on the page.
Earlier on in the book, the poems were lyrical, metrical, and fun to read. However, the further into the book I got, the more modern and erratic the poems became.
Joseph Nally
Not all great poetry, but a great variety which made up for some of the sluggish poems. It's like a box of chocolates...
1984 hardback by Harry Abrams Publishers
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