Good Poems for Hard Times

Good Poems for Hard Times

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by Garrison Keillor
     
 

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Chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio's The Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology Good Poems are perfect for our troubled times. Here, readers will find solace in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as "Such As It Is More or Less" and "Let It Spill."

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Chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio's The Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology Good Poems are perfect for our troubled times. Here, readers will find solace in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as "Such As It Is More or Less" and "Let It Spill." From William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman to R. S. Gwynn and Jennifer Michael Hecht, the voices gathered in this collection will be more than welcome to those who've been struck by bad news, who are burdened by stress, or who simply appreciate the power of good poetry.

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Those ready to whet their appetites would do well to start with Good Poems for Hard Times. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
The anthology sequel to Good Poems isn't about suffering. Good Poems for Hard Times consists of poems to raise blah spirits and inspire dormant minds. As in his previous collection, Prairie Home Companion buddy Garrison Keillor has chosen accessible poems for ordinary folk, not highfalutin highbrows. The poets represented include Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, Raymond Carver, Robert Frost, Charles Simic, and Kenneth Rexroth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143037675
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/29/2006
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
118,261
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Those ready to whet their appetites would do well to start with Good Poems for Hard Times. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
August 7, 1942
Place of Birth:
Anoka, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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