The widely acclaimed Favorite Poem Project anthology, An Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz, is now available in a value-priced student paperback edition.
Bringing together 200 poems chosen by American readers, the anthology includes work by Sappho, Keats, Rilke, Whitman, and Dickinson, as well as by contemporary poets. The selections are introduced by people from all walks of life—a construction worker, a Supreme Court justice, a glass blower, a marine—each commenting on his or her connection to the poem.An Invitation to Poetry is accompanied by a free DVD featuring a video introduction by Robert Pinsky and 27 of the Favorite Poem Project segments as seen on PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)
Meet the Author
Maggie Dietz is the Favorite Poem Project's director. She lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Robert Pinsky is the author of eight collections of poetry including, most recently, his Selected Poems. His translation The Inferno of Dante won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. His CD PoemJazz, with Grammy-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood, was released in 2012. As United States Poet Laureate, Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project (www.favoritepoem.org), in which thousands of Americans shared their favorite poems. That project gave rise to the previous anthologies, Americans’ Favorite Poems and An Invitation to Poetry, with each poem accompanied by readers’ comments. Pinsky teaches at Boston University.