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Introduction by James Earl Jones. Now in paperback, here are over 100 lyrics, limericks, clerihews, ballads, raps, and other poems--famous and infamous, celebrated and obscure--that come alive when read aloud. Accompanying each poem are notes, introductions to basic poetic terms, and hints on reading them aloud. James Earl Jones, one of America's greatest living actors, in ...more
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Published January 11th 1995 by Algonquin Books (first published 1993)
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Julia Rix
Introduction by James Earl Jones presents an inspiring personal revelation through poetry. Some of my favorite poems are here.
Sarah
Sep 22, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
These are always fun to read.
Samantha Lazar
Oct 22, 2008 Samantha Lazar rated it really liked it
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The cover of this book really caught my attention. The guy is performing poetry for his dog. I also like the quote on the cover. It says, "Read to your love, dramatize for your children, perform at a party, or sing in the shower." Poetry is something that intimidates me a little bit, but this quote made me smile and realize that there is so much more to poetry.
Barbara
I liked it okay, and there were certain poems I superliked, such as "The Trees" by Larkin and "Concord" by Robert Lowell and "Devolution of the Nude" by Lynee McMahon. However, I didn't like as much as I thought I would. I think if I was just starting out with poetry or I taught it, I might care more. But alas, no. So, ennnhh.
Claire
Apr 08, 2011 Claire rated it liked it
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A fairly comprehenive collection of anthologized-to-death poems--the sort that every American middle and high school student reads. Annotations are limited, but useful.
Michelle
Oct 01, 2007 Michelle rated it it was amazing
During a three-day blackout in NYC, my best friend and I read this by candlelight. One of my favorite (and dorkiest) memories. An amazing collection, though.
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Nov 09, 2012 Tandava Brahmachari rated it really liked it
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Nice broad selection of poetry. Do read it out loud -- it's more fun that way. :-)
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I recommend reading this in the bath tub
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ROBERT ALDEN RUBIN holds an M.A. in creative writing from Hollins College, and a PhD in English Literature from the University of North Carolina. He worked as a journalist and a college English instructor at the University of North Carolina and was an editor for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. He lives in Sykesville, Maryland, with his wife.
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