By Allen Mandelbaum
A complete assessment of America's huge poetic history, Three Centuries of yankee Poetry positive factors the paintings of a few a hundred and fifty of our nation's best writers. It contains decisions from Anne Bradstreet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, e. e. cummings, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, and Gertrude Stein, in addition to major works of lesser-known American poets.
From the progressive and Civil Wars to the Romantic period and the Gilded and glossy a long time, this unmatched anthology additionally provides a memorable array of infrequent ballads, songs, hymns, spirituals, and carols that echo via our nation's historical past. Highlights comprise local American poems, African American writings, and the works of Quakers, colonists, Huguenots, transcendentalists, students, slaves, politicians, reporters, and clergymen.
These discerning choices exhibit that the yankee canon of poetry is as varied because the country itself, and continuously evolving as we go through time. most vital, this assortment strongly displays the peerless stylings that mark the yank poetic event as precise. right here, in a single exceptional quantity, are the numerous voices of the recent global.