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The Poetry of Our World An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Ed J. Paine

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Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


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Number of Pages544
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Open LibraryOL7285442M
ISBN 100060951931
ISBN 109780060951931
OCLC/WorldCa46764148

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  The Poetry of Our World: An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Here is a capacious and sparkling gathering of poems, an anthology that extends its reach from the English-speaking world to Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.4/5. With insightful essays by such eminent scholars and poets as Helen Vendler, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Sven Birkerts, Carolyn Forché, and Bei Dao placing the selections from each region in their cultural, political, and literary contexts, The Poetry of Our World guides readers through the richest and most eclectic selection of world poetry available today. The Poetry of Our World: An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Paine, Jeffery; Kwame Anthony Appiah (eds); Sven Birkerts; Joseph Brodsky; Carolyn Forché; Helen Vendler; The Poetry of Our World: An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. HarperCollins, New York, , pages. ISBN ,   With insightful essays by such eminent scholars and poets as Helen Vendler, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Sven Birkerts, Carolyn Forché, and Bei Dao placing the selections from each region in their cultural, political, and literary contexts, The Poetry of Our World guides readers through the richest and most eclectic selection of world poetry available today/5(6).

World Poetry is an incomparable collection in which the ancient and the contemporary are seamlessly interwoven; it is a cornucopia of surprises. When you turn to the Dante section, instead of finding excerpts from well-known versions of the Commedia, there are selections by poets such as Shelley, Howard Nemerov, Susan Mitchell, and James Schuyler.4/4(21).   The poems in our anthology All The Wild Wonders, Poems of our Earth (published by Frances Lincoln) show two sides to our world and its future. They celebrate the beauty of “all the wild wonders”.   Why is poetry important to our world today? If you turn on the TV, you can probably see why. Yes, it’s mostly a ratings war that portrays the world we live in today as ugly, chaotic, violent and without mercy. That we’re living in a fractured world. Poetry, if we let it and embrace it, can offer us a way to empathize with one another. “The Poems of Our Climate” appeared in Stevens' volume, Parts of a many of Stevens' poems, this piece has some characteristics associated with painting.

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