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Good Poems

  • Author:Various
  • Creator:Garrison Keillor
  • Publisher:Viking Adult
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $25.95
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  • Seller:Quality Books By MSM
  • Sales Rank:308,457
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:First Edition
  • Pages:504
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.4
  • Dimensions (in):1.5 x 5.8 x 8.7
  • Publication Date:September 30, 2002
  • ISBN:0670031267
  • EAN:9780670031269
  • ASIN:0670031267
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Synopsis

Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by the narrator for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their "utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m."

The title Good Poems comes from common literary parlance. For writers, it's enough to refer to somebody having written a good poem. Somebody else can worry about greatness. Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese" is a good poem, and so is James Wright's "A Blessing." Regular people love those poems. People read them aloud at weddings, people send them by e-mail.

Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendance. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds. It's a book of poems for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not.


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