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The Oxford book of American poetry / chosen and edited by David Lehman ; associate editor, John Brehm.

Contributor(s): Lehman, David, 1948-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 2006Description: lvii, 1132 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780195162516.Uniform titles: Oxford book of American verse. Subject(s): American poetry | PoetryDDC classification: 811.008 Online resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description
Contents:
Anne Bradstreet -- Edward Taylor -- Philip Freneau -- Phillis Wheatley -- Joel Barlow -- Francis Scott Key -- Clement Moore -- Fitz-Greene Halleck -- William Cullen Bryant -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- John Greenleaf Whittier -- Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Jones Very -- Henry David Thoreau -- Julia Ward Howe -- James Russell Lowell -- Walt Whitman -- Herman Melville -- Frederick Goddard Tuckerman -- Henry Timrod -- Emily Dickinson -- Emma Lazarus -- Edwin Markham -- Katharine Lee Bates -- Ernest Lawrence Thayer -- Edgar Lee Masters -- Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Stephen Crane -- James Weldon Johnson -- Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Robert Frost -- Amy Lowell -- Gertrude Stein -- Trumbull Stickney -- Adelaide Crapsey -- Carl Sandburg -- Wallace Stevens -- Angelina Weld Grimke -- Mina Loy -- William Carlos Williams -- Ezra Pound -- Elinor Wylie -- H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) -- Robinson Jeffers -- Marianne Moore -- T. S. Eliot -- John Crowe Ransom -- Conrad Aiken -- Claude McKay -- Archibald Macleish --
Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Samuel Greenberg -- Dorothy Parker -- E. E. Cummings -- Charles Reznikoff -- H. Phelps Putnam -- Bessie Smith -- Jean Tomer -- Mark Van Doren -- Louise Bogan -- John Wheelwright -- Stephen Vincent Benet -- Melvin B. Tolson -- Leonie Adams -- Hart Crane -- Allen Tate -- Yvor Winters -- Sterling A. Brown -- Laura Riding -- Kenneth Fearing -- Langston Hughes -- Ogden Nash -- Countee Cullen -- Edwin Denby -- Lorine Niedecker -- Louis Zukofsky -- Stanley Kunitz -- Kenneth Rexroth -- Robert Penn Warren -- W. H. Auden -- Lincoln Kirstein -- Josephine Jacobsen -- George Oppen -- Theodore Roethke -- Charles Olson -- Winfield Townley Scott -- Elizabeth Bishop -- J. V. Cunningham -- Paul Goodman -- Josephine Miles -- Anne Porter -- Robert Johnson -- Jean Garrigue -- Robert Hayden -- Muriel Rukeyser -- David Schubert -- Delmore Schwartz -- Karl Shapiro -- May Swenson -- John Berryman -- Randall Jarrell -- Weldon Kees -- William Stafford -- Ruth Stone o-- Bwendolyn Brooks -- Ruth Herschberger -- Robert Lowell -- Joan Murray -- William Bronk -- Robert Duncan -- Charles Bukowski -- Amy Clampitt -- Barbara Guest -- Howard Nemerov -- Mona Van Duyn -- Richard Wilbur -- Howard Moss -- Anthony Hecht -- Richard Hugo -- Denise Levertov -- James Schuyler -- Louis Simpson -- Donald Justice -- Carolyn Kizer -- Kenneth Koch -- Jack Spicer -- A. R. Ammons -- Robert Bly -- Robert Creeley --
Allen Ginsberg -- James Merrill -- Frank O'hara -- W. D. Snodgrass -- David Wagoner -- Lew Welch -- John Ashbery -- Galway Kinnell -- W. S. Merwin -- James Wright -- Donald Hall -- Philip Levine -- Anne Sexton -- John Hollander -- Richard Howard -- Adrienne Rich -- Harry mathews -- Gary Snyder -- Sylvia Plath - Ted Berrigan -- Joseph Ceravolo -- Mark Strand -- Jay Wright -- Russell Edson -- Mary Oliver -- Charles Wright -- Frederick Seidel -- C. K. Williams -- Charles Simic -- Frank Bidart -- Carl Dennis -- Tom Disch -- Fanny How -- Robert Pinsky -- Tom Clark -- Billy Collins -- Bob Dylan -- Robert Hass -- Lyn Hejinian -- Marilyn Hacker -- Linda Gregg -- Ann Lauterbach -- William Matthews -- Sharon Olds -- Ron Padgett -- Louis Gluck -- Michael Palmer -- James Tate -- Douglas Crase -- Paul Violi -- John Koethe -- Bernadette Mayer -- J. D. McClatchy -- Alice Notley -- Kay Ryan -- Terence Winch -- Patti Smith -- Rae Armantrout -- Aaron Fogel -- Jane Kenyon -- Yusef Komunyakaa -- Susan Mitchell -- Molly Peacock -- Bob Perelman -- David Shapiro -- James Cummins -- Rachel Hadas -- Lawrence Joseph -- Heather McHugh -- Lynn Emanuel -- Katha Pollitt -- Charles Bernstein -- Anne Carson o-- Carolyn Forche -- Dana Gioia -- Jorie Graham -- Edward Hirsch -- Rodney Jones -- John Yau.
Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Samuel Greenberg -- Dorothy Parker -- E. E. Cummings -- Charles Reznikoff -- H. Phelps Putnam -- Bessie Smith -- Jean Tomer -- Mark Van Doren -- Louise Bogan -- John Wheelwright -- Stephen Vincent Benet -- Melvin B. Tolson -- Leonie Adams -- Hart Crane -- Allen Tate -- Yvor Winters -- Sterling A. Brown -- Laura Riding -- Kenneth Fearing -- Langston Hughes -- Ogden Nash -- Countee Cullen -- Edwin Denby -- Lorine Niedecker -- Louis Zukofsky -- Stanley Kunitz -- Kenneth Rexroth -- Robert Penn Warren -- W. H. Auden -- Lincoln Kirstein -- Josephine Jacobsen -- George Oppen -- Theodore Roethke -- Charles Olson -- Winfield Townley Scott -- Elizabeth Bishop -- J. V. Cunningham -- Paul Goodman -- Josephine Miles -- Anne Porter -- Robert Johnson -- Jean Garrigue -- Robert Hayden -- Muriel Rukeyser -- David Schubert -- Delmore Schwartz -- Karl Shapiro -- May Swenson -- John Berryman -- Randall Jarrell -- Weldon Kees -- William Stafford -- Ruth Stone -- Gwendolyn Brooks -- Ruth Herschberger -- Robert Lowell -- Joan Murray -- William Bronk -- Robert Duncan -- Charles Bukowski -- Amy Clampitt -- Barbara Guest -- Howard Nemerov -- Mona Van Duyn -- Richard Wilbur -- Howard Moss -- Anthony Hecht -- Richard Hugo -- Denise Levertov -- James Schuyler -- Louis Simpson -- Donald Justice -- Carolyn Kizer -- Kenneth Koch -- Jack Spicer -- A. R. Ammons -- Robert Bly -- Robert Creeley --
Allen Ginsberg -- James Merrill -- Frank O'Hara -- W. D. Snodgrass -- David Wagoner -- Lew Welch -- John Ashbery -- Galway Kinnell -- W. S. Merwin -- James Wright -- Donald Hall -- Philip Levine -- Anne Sexton -- John Hollander -- Richard Howard -- Adrienne Rich -- Harry Mathews -- Gary Snyder -- Sylvia Plath -- Ted Berrigan -- Joseph Ceravolo -- Mark Strand -- Jay Wright -- Russell Edson -- Mary Oliver -- Charles Wright -- Frederick Seidel -- C. K. Williams -- Charles Simic -- Frank Bidart -- Carl Dennis -- Tom Disch -- Fanny Howe -- Robert Pinsky -- Tom Clark -- Billy Collins -- Bob Dylan -- Robert Hass -- Lyn Hejinian -- Marilyn Hacker -- Linda Gregg -- Ann Lauterbach -- William Matthews -- Sharon Olds -- Ron Padgett -- Louis Gluck -- Michael Palmer -- James Tate -- Douglas Crase -- Paul Violi -- John Koethe -- Bernadette Mayer -- J. D. McClatchy -- Alice Notley -- Kay Ryan -- Terence Winch -- Patti Smith -- Rae Armantrout -- Aaron Fogel -- Jane Kenyon -- Yusef Komunyakaa -- Susan Mitchell -- Molly Peacock -- Bob Perelman -- David Shapiro -- James Cummins -- Rachel Hadas -- Lawrence Joseph -- Heather McHugh -- Lynn Emanuel -- Katha Pollitt -- Charles Bernstein -- Anne Carson -- Carolyn Forche -- Dana Gioia -- Jorie Graham -- Edward Hirsch -- Rodney Jones -- John Yau.
Summary: This collection redefines the great canon of American poetry from its origins in the 17th century right up to the present. It features the work of more than 200 poets, almost three times as many as the 1976 edition. The book includes not only writers born since the previous edition, but also many fine poets overlooked in earlier editions or little known in the past but highly deserving of attention. Many more women and African-American poets are represented, and unexpected figures such as the musicians Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and Robert Johnson have a place.-- From publisher description.Review: "Here is the new edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry, brought completely up to date and expanded by poet David Lehman. It features the work of more than 200 poems - almost three times as many as Richard Ellmann's 1976 edition." "Lehman has gathered together all the works one would expect to find in a landmark collection of American poetry, from Whitman's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Stevens' The Idea of Order at Key West, and from Eliot's The Waste Land to Ashbery's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. But equally important, as editor he has significantly expanded the range of the anthology. The book includes not only writers born since the previous edition's appearance, but also many fine poets overlooked in earlier editions or little known in the past but highly deserving of attention."--BOOK JACKET.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Here is the eagerly awaited new edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry brought completely up to date and dramatically expanded by poet David Lehman. It is a rich, capacious volume, featuring the work of more than 200 poets-almost three times as many as the 1976 edition. With a succinctand often witty head note introducing each author, it is certain to become the definitive anthology of American poetry for our time.Lehman has gathered together all the works one would expect to find in a landmark collection of American poetry, from Whitman's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Stevens's The Idea of Order at Key West, and from Eliot's The Waste Land to Ashbery's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. But equally important,the editor has significantly expanded the range of the anthology. The book includes not only writers born since the previous edition, but also many fine poets overlooked in earlier editions or little known in the past but highly deserving of attention. The anthology confers legitimacy on theObjectivist poets; the so-called Proletariat poets of the 1930s; famous poets who fell into neglect or were the victims of critical backlash (Edna St. Vincent Millay); poets whose true worth has only become clear with the passing of time (Weldon Kees). Among poets missing from Richard Ellmann's 1976volume but published here are W. H. Auden, Charles Bukowski, Donald Justice, Carolyn Kizer, Kenneth Koch, Stanley Kunitz, Emma Lazarus, Mina Loy, Howard Moss, Lorine Niedecker, George Oppen, James Schuyler, Elinor Wylie, and Louis Zukosky. Many more women are represented: outstanding poets such asJosephine Jacobsen, Josephine Miles, May Swenson. Numerous African-American poets receive their due, and unexpected figures such as the musicians Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and Robert Johnson have a place in this important work.This stunning collection redefines the great canon of American poetry from its origins in the 17th century right up to the present. It is a must-have anthology for anyone interested in American literature and a book that is sure to be consulted, debated, and treasured for years to come.Web SiteA companion web site is now available at a href="http://www.oxfordpoetry.com"www.oxfordpoetry.com/a

Rev. ed of: Oxford book of American verse. 1950.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Anne Bradstreet -- Edward Taylor -- Philip Freneau -- Phillis Wheatley -- Joel Barlow -- Francis Scott Key -- Clement Moore -- Fitz-Greene Halleck -- William Cullen Bryant -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- John Greenleaf Whittier -- Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Jones Very -- Henry David Thoreau -- Julia Ward Howe -- James Russell Lowell -- Walt Whitman -- Herman Melville -- Frederick Goddard Tuckerman -- Henry Timrod -- Emily Dickinson -- Emma Lazarus -- Edwin Markham -- Katharine Lee Bates -- Ernest Lawrence Thayer -- Edgar Lee Masters -- Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Stephen Crane -- James Weldon Johnson -- Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Robert Frost -- Amy Lowell -- Gertrude Stein -- Trumbull Stickney -- Adelaide Crapsey -- Carl Sandburg -- Wallace Stevens -- Angelina Weld Grimke -- Mina Loy -- William Carlos Williams -- Ezra Pound -- Elinor Wylie -- H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) -- Robinson Jeffers -- Marianne Moore -- T. S. Eliot -- John Crowe Ransom -- Conrad Aiken -- Claude McKay -- Archibald Macleish --

Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Samuel Greenberg -- Dorothy Parker -- E. E. Cummings -- Charles Reznikoff -- H. Phelps Putnam -- Bessie Smith -- Jean Tomer -- Mark Van Doren -- Louise Bogan -- John Wheelwright -- Stephen Vincent Benet -- Melvin B. Tolson -- Leonie Adams -- Hart Crane -- Allen Tate -- Yvor Winters -- Sterling A. Brown -- Laura Riding -- Kenneth Fearing -- Langston Hughes -- Ogden Nash -- Countee Cullen -- Edwin Denby -- Lorine Niedecker -- Louis Zukofsky -- Stanley Kunitz -- Kenneth Rexroth -- Robert Penn Warren -- W. H. Auden -- Lincoln Kirstein -- Josephine Jacobsen -- George Oppen -- Theodore Roethke -- Charles Olson -- Winfield Townley Scott -- Elizabeth Bishop -- J. V. Cunningham -- Paul Goodman -- Josephine Miles -- Anne Porter -- Robert Johnson -- Jean Garrigue -- Robert Hayden -- Muriel Rukeyser -- David Schubert -- Delmore Schwartz -- Karl Shapiro -- May Swenson -- John Berryman -- Randall Jarrell -- Weldon Kees -- William Stafford -- Ruth Stone o-- Bwendolyn Brooks -- Ruth Herschberger -- Robert Lowell -- Joan Murray -- William Bronk -- Robert Duncan -- Charles Bukowski -- Amy Clampitt -- Barbara Guest -- Howard Nemerov -- Mona Van Duyn -- Richard Wilbur -- Howard Moss -- Anthony Hecht -- Richard Hugo -- Denise Levertov -- James Schuyler -- Louis Simpson -- Donald Justice -- Carolyn Kizer -- Kenneth Koch -- Jack Spicer -- A. R. Ammons -- Robert Bly -- Robert Creeley --

Allen Ginsberg -- James Merrill -- Frank O'hara -- W. D. Snodgrass -- David Wagoner -- Lew Welch -- John Ashbery -- Galway Kinnell -- W. S. Merwin -- James Wright -- Donald Hall -- Philip Levine -- Anne Sexton -- John Hollander -- Richard Howard -- Adrienne Rich -- Harry mathews -- Gary Snyder -- Sylvia Plath - Ted Berrigan -- Joseph Ceravolo -- Mark Strand -- Jay Wright -- Russell Edson -- Mary Oliver -- Charles Wright -- Frederick Seidel -- C. K. Williams -- Charles Simic -- Frank Bidart -- Carl Dennis -- Tom Disch -- Fanny How -- Robert Pinsky -- Tom Clark -- Billy Collins -- Bob Dylan -- Robert Hass -- Lyn Hejinian -- Marilyn Hacker -- Linda Gregg -- Ann Lauterbach -- William Matthews -- Sharon Olds -- Ron Padgett -- Louis Gluck -- Michael Palmer -- James Tate -- Douglas Crase -- Paul Violi -- John Koethe -- Bernadette Mayer -- J. D. McClatchy -- Alice Notley -- Kay Ryan -- Terence Winch -- Patti Smith -- Rae Armantrout -- Aaron Fogel -- Jane Kenyon -- Yusef Komunyakaa -- Susan Mitchell -- Molly Peacock -- Bob Perelman -- David Shapiro -- James Cummins -- Rachel Hadas -- Lawrence Joseph -- Heather McHugh -- Lynn Emanuel -- Katha Pollitt -- Charles Bernstein -- Anne Carson o-- Carolyn Forche -- Dana Gioia -- Jorie Graham -- Edward Hirsch -- Rodney Jones -- John Yau.

Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Samuel Greenberg -- Dorothy Parker -- E. E. Cummings -- Charles Reznikoff -- H. Phelps Putnam -- Bessie Smith -- Jean Tomer -- Mark Van Doren -- Louise Bogan -- John Wheelwright -- Stephen Vincent Benet -- Melvin B. Tolson -- Leonie Adams -- Hart Crane -- Allen Tate -- Yvor Winters -- Sterling A. Brown -- Laura Riding -- Kenneth Fearing -- Langston Hughes -- Ogden Nash -- Countee Cullen -- Edwin Denby -- Lorine Niedecker -- Louis Zukofsky -- Stanley Kunitz -- Kenneth Rexroth -- Robert Penn Warren -- W. H. Auden -- Lincoln Kirstein -- Josephine Jacobsen -- George Oppen -- Theodore Roethke -- Charles Olson -- Winfield Townley Scott -- Elizabeth Bishop -- J. V. Cunningham -- Paul Goodman -- Josephine Miles -- Anne Porter -- Robert Johnson -- Jean Garrigue -- Robert Hayden -- Muriel Rukeyser -- David Schubert -- Delmore Schwartz -- Karl Shapiro -- May Swenson -- John Berryman -- Randall Jarrell -- Weldon Kees -- William Stafford -- Ruth Stone -- Gwendolyn Brooks -- Ruth Herschberger -- Robert Lowell -- Joan Murray -- William Bronk -- Robert Duncan -- Charles Bukowski -- Amy Clampitt -- Barbara Guest -- Howard Nemerov -- Mona Van Duyn -- Richard Wilbur -- Howard Moss -- Anthony Hecht -- Richard Hugo -- Denise Levertov -- James Schuyler -- Louis Simpson -- Donald Justice -- Carolyn Kizer -- Kenneth Koch -- Jack Spicer -- A. R. Ammons -- Robert Bly -- Robert Creeley --

Allen Ginsberg -- James Merrill -- Frank O'Hara -- W. D. Snodgrass -- David Wagoner -- Lew Welch -- John Ashbery -- Galway Kinnell -- W. S. Merwin -- James Wright -- Donald Hall -- Philip Levine -- Anne Sexton -- John Hollander -- Richard Howard -- Adrienne Rich -- Harry Mathews -- Gary Snyder -- Sylvia Plath -- Ted Berrigan -- Joseph Ceravolo -- Mark Strand -- Jay Wright -- Russell Edson -- Mary Oliver -- Charles Wright -- Frederick Seidel -- C. K. Williams -- Charles Simic -- Frank Bidart -- Carl Dennis -- Tom Disch -- Fanny Howe -- Robert Pinsky -- Tom Clark -- Billy Collins -- Bob Dylan -- Robert Hass -- Lyn Hejinian -- Marilyn Hacker -- Linda Gregg -- Ann Lauterbach -- William Matthews -- Sharon Olds -- Ron Padgett -- Louis Gluck -- Michael Palmer -- James Tate -- Douglas Crase -- Paul Violi -- John Koethe -- Bernadette Mayer -- J. D. McClatchy -- Alice Notley -- Kay Ryan -- Terence Winch -- Patti Smith -- Rae Armantrout -- Aaron Fogel -- Jane Kenyon -- Yusef Komunyakaa -- Susan Mitchell -- Molly Peacock -- Bob Perelman -- David Shapiro -- James Cummins -- Rachel Hadas -- Lawrence Joseph -- Heather McHugh -- Lynn Emanuel -- Katha Pollitt -- Charles Bernstein -- Anne Carson -- Carolyn Forche -- Dana Gioia -- Jorie Graham -- Edward Hirsch -- Rodney Jones -- John Yau.

This collection redefines the great canon of American poetry from its origins in the 17th century right up to the present. It features the work of more than 200 poets, almost three times as many as the 1976 edition. The book includes not only writers born since the previous edition, but also many fine poets overlooked in earlier editions or little known in the past but highly deserving of attention. Many more women and African-American poets are represented, and unexpected figures such as the musicians Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and Robert Johnson have a place.-- From publisher description.

"Here is the new edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry, brought completely up to date and expanded by poet David Lehman. It features the work of more than 200 poems - almost three times as many as Richard Ellmann's 1976 edition." "Lehman has gathered together all the works one would expect to find in a landmark collection of American poetry, from Whitman's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Stevens' The Idea of Order at Key West, and from Eliot's The Waste Land to Ashbery's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. But equally important, as editor he has significantly expanded the range of the anthology. The book includes not only writers born since the previous edition's appearance, but also many fine poets overlooked in earlier editions or little known in the past but highly deserving of attention."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

Big anthologies are time-honored, useful tools for the study of genres such as stories and poetry. But they are also ephemeral, as one decade's selection of "the best" gives way to the next decade's. This volume includes 210 poets and covers 350 years; about 150 pages are devoted to poets born since 1940, so many are in midcareer. Among the new inclusions are women poets: fine works by Julia Ward Howe, Josephine Jacobsen, and Lorine Niedecker are recovered. The contemporary poems the editors selected are excellent, but they could easily have been substituted by work of a handful of others, some fresh out of MFA programs. Questions arise: Among the chosen "new poets," why more Kenneth Koch than Denise Levertov? Why were Edmund Rolfe, Kenneth Patchen, Sol Funaroff, Horace Gregory, and Lola Ridge not included among the proletarian poets of the 1930s? Why yes to Bob Dylan and no to Woody Guthrie? Despite such inevitable disagreements, this is a valuable anthology that allows readers to discover in voices of newer poets the echoes of poets who came before--sometimes hundreds of years before. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Lower-/upper-division undergraduates; graduate students. B. Wallenstein CUNY City College