HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Good Poems by Garrison Keillor
Loading...

Good Poems (2002)

by Garrison Keillor

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,297176,042 (4.1)31

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 31 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 17 (next | show all)
I love this collection of poems compiled by Garrison Keillor. It is divided into categories, such as: music, scenes, lovers, day's work, and sons and daughters, to name a few. He has both contemporary and classic poets, and various types of poems. ( )
  Lynchd | Jul 20, 2015 |
An interesting division of poems, although at times the poems within the section didn't quite reflect the respective section title.

An anthology containing some poems I couldn't relate to, some good poems and some beautiful poems, outstanding in their simplicity and imagery, such as "When one has lived a long time alone" by Galway Kinnell (echoed with mysticism); "Rain Travel" by WS Merwin (vivid imagery of lying awake listening to the night time rain) and "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry (expressing a deeply spiritual communion with nature) were particular favourites.

A nice addition to my poetry collection. ( )
  JudyCroome | May 27, 2015 |
An enjoyable collection ( )
  dgregoryburns | Jan 3, 2015 |
Read from August 05 to 22, 2011

I didn't love every poem, but I understand why Keillor chose these few. Amazing.

Favorites:
"Her Door" by Mary Leader
"Poem to Be Read at 3 A.M." by Donald Justice
"He Wishes for the Clothes of Heaven" by W.B. Yeats
"Sonnet" by C.B. Trail
"The Three Goals" by David Budbill

And many, many more...Read these poems. They are good.
flag

Reading Progress
08/22/2011 page 476 100.0% ""These are days we live as if death were nowhere in the background; from joy to joy to joy...""
08/17/2011 page 295 62.0% ""anything anything but these.""
08/15/2011 page 235 49.0% ""The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind--""
08/10/2011 page 131 28.0% ""whoever spoke first would lose something, that was the stupid unspoken rule."" ( )
  melissarochelle | Apr 8, 2013 |
My copy of this book is fluttering with many little Post-it Flags. The spine is creased from folding it flat so I could copy out a poem to share with someone. I read my favorites many times. It's good to have poetry, especially poetry like this which reads aloud well. ( )
  Murphy-Jacobs | Apr 7, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 17 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Lord Whoever, thank you for this air / I'm about to in- and exhale, this hutch / in the woods, the wood for fire, / the light—both lamp and the natural stuff / of leaf-back, fern, and wing.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142003441, Paperback)

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 Keillor 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."

Good Poems includes verse 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:36 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

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 transcendence. 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.… (more)

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 avail.
15 wanted
1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.1)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 2
2.5 1
3 38
3.5 10
4 78
4.5 7
5 72

HighBridge Audio

An edition of this book was published by HighBridge Audio.

» Publisher information page

HighBridge

An edition of this book was published by HighBridge.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 118,520,398 books! | Top bar: Always visible