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United States of Poetry
     

United States of Poetry

by Joshua Blum, Bob Holman, Mark Pellington
 
This volume captures the passion, intelligence, and variety of the New Poetry that is sweeping America. Combining spectacular images and a feast of language, this companion volume to the ITVS television series features 80 contemporary poems by everyone from Brodsky to Leonard Cohen to Allen Ginsberg to Jimmy Carter.

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This volume captures the passion, intelligence, and variety of the New Poetry that is sweeping America. Combining spectacular images and a feast of language, this companion volume to the ITVS television series features 80 contemporary poems by everyone from Brodsky to Leonard Cohen to Allen Ginsberg to Jimmy Carter.

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School Library Journal
YAThis collection of 80 poems is representative of the type of poetry showcased on public television's "The United States of Poetry." Based on the premise that poetry reflects the culture of our nation, it combines the works of Nobel Laureates, rock n' rollers, Beats, cowboy poets, rappers, and even former presidents. The varying styles, voices, and ideas incorporated into this anthology provide readers with a view of America that is new and fresh, portraying poetry in a similar fashion. Students will be particularly impressed with the photographs, illustrations, and collages that accompany the selections. Chronicling a visual as well as literary diversity of American society, the editors have collected works that center around themes such as "The Land and the People," "Day in the Life," "The American Dream," "Love and Sex," "The Word," and "Portraits." Teachers will find this book to be an excellent resource for developing lesson plans and for prompting discussion on imagery. A title that will have great appeal for YAs interested in pursuing a casual or more in-depth study of poetry.Ron Axelrod, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810939271
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.37(w) x 10.75(h) x 1.00(d)

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