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The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry by Jahan Ramazani
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Feb 27, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry
Read from February 27 to March 19, 2012

I'd recommend it as a must for any poetry lover's bookshelf. It starts with a selection of Walt Whitman and traverses through many greats of English and American modern literature and is nicely balanced with postcolonial and feminist contributions as well. I found lots of poets I knew and loved (Eliot, Yeats, Thomas, cummings, Hughes, Dickinson, Plath) and found a few new ones I'd never read before and loved (Roethke, Crane, Graves).

There are 2000-odd pages across two volumes and it's only about $50-60 on Amazon. Definitely worth the investment! My favourite book purchase I've made in ages.
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02/27/2012 "So excited this double volume tome finally arrived!!!"

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