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Uncommon Wealth: An Anthology of Poetry in English
The poems and lyrics in this book were written in English over a period of 400 years by 500 authors from countries and territories on almost every continent. This range offers readers ways of seeing histories of poetic practice and changing forms of poetic expression in English from various regional, national and international perspectives. Beginning with the early colonia ...more
Paperback, 872 pages
Published January 15th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Started years ago (1997 when I purchased it)...just reread Anne Bradstreet's "The Author to Her Book" (1672) & Ferlinghetti's "I Am Waiting" (1958); book opens with a selection from Mary Queen of Scots' "The Kings & Queens of Scotland." Over 400 poets over 400 years writing in English around the world, incredible mix of well known & unknowns with unexpected poems.