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The Great Modern Poets by Michael Schmidt
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The Great Modern Poets

by Michael Schmidt

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This is a fairly standard short anthology of modern poetry. What makes it exceptional is the accompanying CD, which has rare recordings of distinguished moderns reading their own work: Yeats, Frost, Eliot, WC Williams, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, WH Auden, and Langston Hughes, just to name a few. One major highlight is Ginsberg's reading of "Howl," complete and unabridged -- an 18-minute performance. I found this remaindered at Borders for $10. A treasure at a bargain price. ( )
  r8tor | Dec 5, 2008 |
Over 150 essential poems are accompanied by a brief discussion by poetry authority Michael Schmidt that provides insight, observations and the historical context for each poet and their work. 50 English-language poets are explored, including Thomas Hardy, A E Housman, W B Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, Edward Thomas, D H
Lawrence, Ezra Pound, T S Eliot, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, John Betjeman, W H Auden, Dylan Thomas, Philip Larkin, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Hughes, Derek Walcott, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney and James Fenton. With an introduction that suggests way to appreciate the poems, and a glossary that demystifies the concepts and movements of modern poetry.
  antimuzak | Feb 9, 2008 |
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In the twentieth century, poetry in English became more diverse and exciting than ever before.
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