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The Complete Poems of Stephen Crane

by Stephen Crane

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Though he is best known for The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane was also a remarkable poet whose poetry is full of irony and paradox, yet is often gentle and compassionate. This is the definitive edition of his poetry, including all 135 poems, published and unpublished during his lifetime, as well as a substantial introduction by Joseph Katz.… (more)
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Some of his poems are good, and some aren't. He was okay for his time. ( )
  Anagarika | Nov 3, 2009 |
People usually don't recognize Crane as a poet [he also wrote The Red Badge of Courage and The Open Boat]. His poems read like short, stark proverbs...not all of them are terribly poetic, but most include vivid images.

Here's one:

I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
Round and round they sped.
I was disturbed at this;
I accosted the man.
"It is futile," I said,
"You can never--"

"You lie," he cried,
And ran on.

And part of another:

A lad and a maid in a canoe,
And a paddle making silver turmoil ( )
  anru | Jan 11, 2008 |
so good it hurts. better than a mouthful of dirt. His poems should be tearstained. ( )
  elizabethn | Jul 19, 2006 |
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Though he is best known for The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane was also a remarkable poet whose poetry is full of irony and paradox, yet is often gentle and compassionate. This is the definitive edition of his poetry, including all 135 poems, published and unpublished during his lifetime, as well as a substantial introduction by Joseph Katz.

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