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Florida in Poetry: A History of the Imagination
     

Florida in Poetry: A History of the Imagination

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by Jan Anderson Jones (Editor), Maurice J O'Sullivan (Editor), Frank Lohan (Illustrator)
 

Long before John Smith set foot in Virginia, Spanish and French poets were writing about the landscape and inhabitants of Florida. This is the first comprehensive anthology of Florida poetry, from some of the earliest European encounters with the peninsula to the experiences of contemporary poets. It is a history of the imagination of Florida’s past, present,

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Long before John Smith set foot in Virginia, Spanish and French poets were writing about the landscape and inhabitants of Florida. This is the first comprehensive anthology of Florida poetry, from some of the earliest European encounters with the peninsula to the experiences of contemporary poets. It is a history of the imagination of Florida’s past, present, and future. This is a cross-section of voices enchanted by, complaining about, wondering at, bemused by, and disgusted with Florida's environment and character—includes poems by Bartolome de Flores, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, James Merrill, Edmund Skellings, May Swenson, Richard Wilbur, Donald Justice, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Enid Shomer, and Ricardo Pau-LIosa, among many others.

In this book you will read Walt Whitman’s eulogy of Seminole Chief Osceola, share a few samples of Zora Neale Hurston’s and Langston Hughes’s pioneering collections of the folk poetry of Florida, see St. Augustine through Ralph Waldo Emerson’s convalescent eyes, and share poet A. R. Ammons’s vision of a Florida landfill. This is a delightful blend of old and modern poetry that will be appreciated by poets and students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561640836
Publisher:
Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.35(h) x 1.20(d)

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Florida in Poetry: A History of the Imagination 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this for so long, a few poems a day, that it became part of my daily routine. I even hugged the book when I finished because it had become so familiar and I wasn’t ready to let it go.