I enjoyed reading the bios and those poems printed in readable type size. One person found this helpful. The poems selected gave me a good flavor of Modern Poetry. I ended up enjoying the feature of the book I thought I'd like the least: One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. This collection provides a good overview of modern poetry. However, it would be much more enjoyable if it were formatted so it could be read on an IPhone.
The biographies of each poet read fine but the actual poem fonts are so small they're almost impossible to read. My year-old son has started writing poetry and I think he has talent and promise. So I ordered this book thinking to send it to him. After dipping here and there and reading some 20 poems I changed my mind. The compiler, Joseph Parisi, was a longtime editor of Poetry Magazine so who could know poetry better? I realize that no one can choose "essential" poems to satisfy everybody. But shouldn't poetry try to reach the average educated person?
I am no poetry aficiando but I have compiled some 20 books of poetry over the decades, including a few by today's poets. So why are so many of today's modern poems so unsatisfying? Why has poetry reading declined so much in the past years? But not Poetry Magazine. Is the Poetry establishment just talking to itself? Is a poem that is easily understandable automatically rejected? Do the professors turn up their noses at such poems? They sure don't help their "publish or perish" dilema.
Anyway, one good thing about this book is the introductions to the poets by Parisi. Despite its title, it is a wonderful collection and it also has brief comments on each poem by Pockell. I love this book.
A good introduction for the person who, like me, is interested in learning more about poetry. This was used in a writing poetry class and was very helpful. Also the poems were interesting and fun to read. This is great for anyone who really enjoys poetry. It gives a different perspective to the work of poets because it pays special attention to the female writers that usually get ignored.
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Inspired and inspirational, worldly wise, deeply felt, and often delightfully funny― here in one compact volume are of the greatest poems written in English. Essential Modern Poems by Women [Joseph Parisi, Kathleen Welton] on linawycatuzy.gq *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Presents the masterpieces of .
Set up a giveaway. Among contemporary poets in the book are Seamus Heaney, Jane Kenyon, Rita Dove, Sharon Olds, Paul Muldoon, Adrienne Rich, and the redoubtable Billy Collins, all of whom have already achieved wide popular acclaim for poems that speak compellingly about modern life and the perennial concerns of the human heart. Parisi provides a general introduction to the book and introduces each poem with a brief biographical and critical note.
For anyone who wishes to discover or to re-experience the most important and vital poems of our time, Essential Modern Poems is, quite simply, indispensable. Joseph Parisi edited Poetry magazine from to His most recent books include Dear Editor: Jan 28, Karen rated it liked it. Great snippets of biographical info.
Jan 10, Jacqui rated it it was amazing Shelves: But more poems are always needed. More voices to be heard. Dec 01, Fuchsia Rascal rated it liked it Shelves: I picked up this book thinking it was a collection of modern poetry-- a specific type of poetry from a very specific time period. But then the description of the book defines it as a collection of poems from the last years, so it's confusing. I got into modern poetry because of the political commentary it provided, along with the multiple layers [somet I picked up this book thinking it was a collection of modern poetry-- a specific type of poetry from a very specific time period.
I got into modern poetry because of the political commentary it provided, along with the multiple layers [sometimes very deep] of meaning. If you want modern poetry that you don't really have to think too hard about, this is probably for you. Dec 12, Stephanie rated it really liked it.
I felt the need to brush on my poetry basics, including the biographies of the poets from the last year, and this collection offers the perfect taste -- it provides poems for each poet and a paragraph to a few pages bio, helping to refresh your memory how I really like Derek Walcott but forgot about him or add to it Hart Crane's father invented Life Savers. Joseph Parisi former editor of POETRY is the editor, so the biographies have a unique POETRY insight, showing how Hariet Monroe he I felt the need to brush on my poetry basics, including the biographies of the poets from the last year, and this collection offers the perfect taste -- it provides poems for each poet and a paragraph to a few pages bio, helping to refresh your memory how I really like Derek Walcott but forgot about him or add to it Hart Crane's father invented Life Savers.
Sep 01, Jukka added it Shelves: I found the short biographies well balanced and relevant.
This book quite reasonably only has poetry written in English; perhaps a short addendum with a list of the poets in other languages would be useful. So far i've discovered the poet Eavan Boland, rediscovered Elizabeth Bishop, and filled in some ideas on Robinson Jeffers.
Jan 08, Josilyn rated it really liked it.
A good introduction to modern poetry for those wanting to dive deeper from high school English. This anthology has all the classics like Frost and Eliot, and some other more obscure ones too. Each poet is featured in a brief biography highlighting the course of their lives and major themes in their work.
The wide variety will guarantee something for everyone. Oct 24, Maura Keenan rated it really liked it. Short biographies of each author I found this an easy way to read some great poets and their poems. Aug 06, John rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 07, Reema added it. Dec 25, John Cates rated it really liked it Recommended to John by: Not a poetry reader - don't like it much, or didn't - this book may change that. Jul 04, K. White rated it really liked it. Modern Poets and some select poems, the intros for each author are intriguing.
Heather Lee rated it liked it Sep 30,