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The Yale Younger Poets Anthology
"An important and elegant history of American poetry -- how it has been written, received, and read over the course of the century. It is a fascinating survey of the shifting tides in this country's literary tastes". -- J. d. McClatchy"Like most editors the Yale series has had, Auden had no sooner taken the job than he began to worry about the amount of work involved.... H ...more
Hardcover, 406 pages
Published March 30th 1998 by Yale University Press
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Good. The intro is very informative, explains how the prize came to be and the various judges. It's by no means "gossipy," but you will get the dirt on a few scandals and judges, Auden especially. I didn't read all the poetry samples, but there's definitely some good writing in here and it's interesting to see how some of these poets have grown stylistically since winning the prize.