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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2002
September 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
791.2
KB

Customer Reviews

Red W ,

Excellent reading!

I bought this book on a whim several years ago without having even opened the covers. I just needed something to pass the hours while waiting in airport terminals. Best decision I ever made. This book is tremendous, garrison chose poetry that speaks to the heart rather then hissing behind a wall of pretentiousness. As soon as I finished this book I also went out and bought the sister book. This is a book to convert people to poetry, this is a book to enjoy for yourself.