Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Selected Poems of Amy Lowell” as Want to Read:
Selected Poems of Amy Lowell
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Selected Poems of Amy Lowell

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Amy Lowell (1874–1925), American poet and critic, was one of the most influential and best-known writers of her era. Within a thirteen-year period, she produced six volumes of poetry, two volumes of criticism, a two-volume biography of John Keats, and countless articles and reviews that appeared in many popular periodicals. As a herald of the New Poetry, Lowell saw herself ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published September 18th 2002 by Rutgers University Press (first published November 30th 1927)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Selected Poems of Amy Lowell, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Selected Poems of Amy Lowell

Meeting With Christ and Other Poems by Deepak ChaswalThe Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara by Frank O'HaraLunch Poems by Frank O'HaraMidnight Poems by Amanda SpringerCaressed by an Elfin Breeze by The Silver Elves
Modern Poetry/ Poetics List
56th out of 68 books — 24 voters
Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëWuthering Heights by Emily BrontëThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne BrontëThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasBuddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
Families of Writers
119th out of 257 books — 30 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 232)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Terry
Although it did not seem as accessible to me as Ammons’ work, nor as insistently relevant, I was equally impressed with the range of Amy Lowell’s poetry. From her sonnets, rhymed stanzas and blank verse, her adapted Asian forms and translations from the Chinese, what she calls her “cadenced verse” (which I would label cadenced prose, reserving the term “verse” to mean syllabically metered poetry), to her polyphonic prose, she demonstrates virtuosic ability in all registers.

Some of my favorite t
...more
Billy
After Ezra Pound's famous dismissal of Lowell's poetry as "Amygism" in jealous response to her influential contribution to Imagism, the publishing industry and Western canon unfortunately followed suit, making her poetry largely unavailable for nearly a century. This collection revives interest in a poet who, though she may now seem overly formal, was wildly popular in her own time. Here we find individual poems using nature imagery that has since become cliche but whose cumulative effect is uni ...more
Fed
Lowett has a very unique way to write narrative with poetry. This hybrid style of writing is very enjoyable.
Lisa Greer
Is there a more perfect poem than "Patterns?"
David
Mar 09, 2009 David added it
i was going through a phase
Ana Rînceanu
Ana Rînceanu marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2015
Alexa
Alexa marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2015
Tadzio
Tadzio marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2015
Ladonna
Ladonna marked it as to-read
Feb 20, 2015
Quinten
Quinten marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2015
Luke
Luke added it
Jan 28, 2015
Leah Wendt
Leah Wendt is currently reading it
Jan 27, 2015
Jenn
Jenn marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2015
Gem
Gem marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2015
Wert
Wert marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2015
Sherril Ellis
Sherril Ellis marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2015
Stacey M Pena
Stacey M Pena marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2015
Tyler Hudson
Tyler Hudson marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2014
Erika
Erika marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2014
Paige
Paige marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2014
Morgan Huff
Morgan Huff marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2014
Whoof
Whoof marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2014
Abbie
Abbie marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
The Reader's Den 1 5 Apr 28, 2009 11:34AM  
  • Collected Poems, 1912-1944
  • The Poems of Marianne Moore
  • The Selected Poetry
  • The Collected Poems
  • The Blue Estuaries
  • As I Walked Out One Evening: Songs, Ballads, Lullabies, Limericks & Other Light Verse
  • Chicago Poems
  • Selected Poems
  • Selected Poems
  • North of Boston
  • Complete Poems
  • Collected Poems
  • The Complete Poems
  • The Collected Poems
  • Spring and All
  • Louise in Love
  • Collected Poems
  • The Awful Rowing Toward God
159920
Lowell was born into Brookline's prominent Lowell family. One brother, Percival Lowell, was a famous astronomer who predicted the existence of the dwarf planet Pluto; another brother, Abbott Lawrence Lowell, served as President of Harvard University.

She never attended college because it was not deemed proper for a woman by her family, but she compensated for this with her avid reading, which led t
...more
More about Amy Lowell...
Complete Poetical Works of Amy Lowell Amy Lowell: Selected Poems A Dome of Many Colored Glass Sword Blades and Poppy Seed What's O'Clock

Share This Book

“All books are either dreams or swords,
You can cut, or you can drug, with words. ”
48 likes
“I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against
The want of you”
16 likes
More quotes…