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The Selected Poems of Robert Penn Warren

The Selected Poems of Robert Penn Warren

by John Burt (Editor)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For those overwhelmed by the recent Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren, the editor of that volume, Brandeis professor of English John Burt, has culled The Selected Poems of Robert Penn Warren. As Burt notes, while RPW was first poet laureate of the U.S. and twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, he, like Thomas Hardy, is still better known as a novelist, though he "thought of himself, first and last, as a poet" as, rightly, did Hardy. Burt's selection and cogent introduction bring readers into line with the poet's self-conception, presenting ample, accessible choices from Penn Warren's 60-plus years of published verse. ( Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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A prodigiously diversified writer, Robert Penn Warren was the first poet laureate of the United States and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. He is the author of fifteen volumes of poetry and ten novels, including All the King's Men, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Warren was born in Guthrie, Kentucky, in 1905 and died in Stratton, Vermont, in 1989.

John Burt is the editor of The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren and the author of two books of poems. He is professor of English at Brandeis University, where he has taught since 1983.

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