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From the Fishouse (fishousepoems.org) is a leading on-line audio archive of contemporary poetry that focuses on emerging poets who pay particular attention to the sounds and rhythms of their work. This winning anthology of 175+ poems from the site is a festival of verse at its acoustic best.The book is divided into ten playful sections. Each one, named for a poem within it ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Persea (first published March 30th 2009)
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Tessa
May 26, 2015 Tessa rated it it was amazing
I obviously haven't read every single poem in this anthology, but I've read at least half of them, I'd say. It's an amazing compilation of modern poems I never would have stumbled across otherwise. The organization of the poems is astoundingly brilliant and wonderful - if you're in the mood for alliterative poems, they have that; if you haven't read a good poem about being in a city, they have that, too; if you need to find a poem about noise, there's a whole section waiting for you. This book i ...more
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Feb 11, 2010 Terry rated it really liked it
Shelves: education, poetry
This is an excellent collection of contemporary poetry. This would be a fantastic resource for teachers, as well, (which is why I included this on my education shelf) as there is an index of the poems arranged by "poetic technique".

Quibbles: there is no index by author (only one by title and one by "poetic technique").

Also, the editors make a case that these poems are specifically chosen for their "aural" achievement, and the index-by-poetry-technique is supposed to support this distinction. H
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Camille T. Dungy (born in Denver in 1972) is an American poet and professor.

She is author of three poetry collections, most recently, Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011) and Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010). Dungy is editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009), co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme,
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