Good Poems, American Places

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Another wonderful poetry anthology from Garrison Keillor-rooted in the American landscape.

Greatness comes in many forms, and as Garrison Keillor demonstrates daily on The Writer's Almanac, the most affecting poems in the canon are in plain English. Third in Keillor's series of anthologies, Good Poems, American Places brings together poems that celebrate the geography and culture that bind us together as a nation. Think of these poems as postcards from the road, by poets who've ...

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Overview

Another wonderful poetry anthology from Garrison Keillor-rooted in the American landscape.

Greatness comes in many forms, and as Garrison Keillor demonstrates daily on The Writer's Almanac, the most affecting poems in the canon are in plain English. Third in Keillor's series of anthologies, Good Poems, American Places brings together poems that celebrate the geography and culture that bind us together as a nation. Think of these poems as postcards from the road, by poets who've gotten carried away by a particular place-a town in Kansas, a kitchen window in Nantucket, a Manhattan street, a farm in western Minnesota. Featuring famous poets and brash unknowns alike, the verses in this exhilarating collection prove that the heart can be exalted anywhere in America.

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Poems breathe place. Whether that locale is Gary Snyder's wilderness west or William Carlos Williams' urban New Jersey outpost, American poetry is suffused with the atmosphere of its settings. Garrison Keillor's anthology Good Poems, American Places recognizes that focus with a free-ranging selection of our cities, towns, rural communities, and rustic hideaways. Poet contributors include Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Nikki Giovanni, and Naomi Shibab Nye. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.

Tim Flannigan

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594527985
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/14/2011
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.
Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.

Biography

Garrison Keillor is the author of thirteen books, including Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Wobegon Boy, and Lake Wobegon Days. From 1999-2001, Keillor wrote a column "Dear Mr. Blue: Advice for Lovers and Writers" on Salon.com. Keillor's popular Saturday-night public radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, is in its twenty-seventh season. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and daughter.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Gary Edward Keillor (real name)
      Garrison Keillor
    2. Hometown:
      St. Paul, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 7, 1942
    2. Place of Birth:
      Anoka, Minnesota
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    beware if you need this as a text book

    I debated whether to buy the book or the ebook, as I needed this for a college class. Today the teacher read a poem out of it that is NOT in my ebook edition. If the Nook format is not the same as the physical book this should be stated up front. My money was wasted. I bought an ebook that is useless to me and now have to shell out more money to purchase the book! Not right!!!!

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Great collection

    As with any collection there is is something for everyone between the covers. For me - I found several gems.

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