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This anthology embodies Robert Pinsky's dedication to find America's loved poems, his particular venture as Poet Laureate of the USA. the choices during this anthology have been selected from the non-public letters of millions of american citizens who replied to Robert Pinsky's invitation to jot down to him approximately their favourite poems. a few poems are thoughts precious within the brain given that youth; a few crystallize the fervour of affection or bear in mind the path of loss and sorrow. The poems and poets during this anthology--from Sappho to Lorca, from Shakespeare and Chaucer to Gwendolyn Brooks, Louise Glck, and Allen Ginsberg--are poems to be learn aloud and memorized, poems to be celebrated as a part of our nation's cultural inheritance. Accompanying the poems are reviews by way of those that converse no longer as specialist critics yet as passionate readers of assorted a long time, professions and areas. This anthology, in a fashion not like the other, discloses the wealthy and energetic presence of poetry in American lifestyles on the millennium and offers a portrait of the USA throughout the lens of poetry. the favourite Poem undertaking is an legitimate a part of the Bicentennial occasion of the Library of Congress and the White condominium Millennium Council.
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