Life often feels like too much of a serious business, but you can find the perfect antidote in the humor and happiness that fill the pages of Poetry to Make You Smile.
This collection celebrates favorite poets of the past such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Wallace Stevens alongside the newer voices of e.e. cummings, Robert Bly, Louise Gluck, W.S. Merwin, Pablo Neruda, Galway Kinnell, Jane Kenyon, Dorianne Laux, Robert Hass, James Wright, and others.
You'll find poems that amuse you, and some that make you laugh out loud. Above all, they will surprise you and refresh your perspective, helping you to see life in a new light. Find a quiet spot, turn the pages of this beautiful book, and let the power of poetry raise your spirits.
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About the Author
The introduction to this anthology was written by poet Jane O Wayne, whose book, A Strange Heart (Helicon Nine Editions, 1996), was selected by James Tate for the 1995 Marianne Moore Poetry Prize, and received the 1996 Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award.
Her first book, Looking Both Ways (University of Missouri Press, 1985) received the Devins Award for Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as: Poetry, Iowa Review, The American Scholar, The Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, The Wisconsin Review, and anthologies such as: Music, Pictures, and Stories (Holt Rinehart Winston), Heart to Heart: Poems Inspired by 20th Century Art (Abrams), and The Invisible Ladder (Henry Holt). She has also taught Creative Writing at Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was given to me by a thoughtful friend during a particularly trying year, and it delivers as promised in the title. I kept it nearby and opened it often. Some of the poems make you smile because they are just silly fun, and some because they are gently but surprisingly profound. A great gift -- even if for yourself.