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    DescriptionThe Academy of American Poets has as its stated purpose "To encourage, stimulate, and foster the production of American poetry..." This was never limited to poets of any particular school, method, or category of poetry so this anthology is as representative a cross-section of American poetry in the last 50 years as any of its kind. The Academy is not a stodgy eastem provincial institution. It encourages young poets, recognizes the importance of change and growth in the poetry of America, and believes that poetry is not for poets only. This anthology was compiled on this basis. "Fifty Years Of American Poetry" is not only educational, but also inspirational, hopefully imbuing everyone who reads it with a sense of the dynamic and development of American poetry in the last half century. The Academy of American Poets is the only institution which could compile such a unique anthology because it is the oniy group which has consistently played a large part in the American poetry scene through its patronage to poets and its mission to make poetry an accessible and vital part of the American literary landscape.


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    Title
    Fifty Years of American Poetry
    Subtitle
    Over 200 Important Works by America's Modern Masters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Academy of American Poets, By (author) Joyce L Vedral, With Robert Frost, With W H Auden, With Ezra Pound, Introduction by Robert Penn Warren
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440218777
    ISBN 10: 0440218772
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF, DCQ
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 811.508
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, POE000000
    DC22: 811.508, 811/.5/08
    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    LC classification: PS613 .F5 1995
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Laurel Press
    Imprint name
    Laurel Press
    Publication date
    01 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
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    Seer, critic, lover, madwoman--the poet's sensibility gives us a chance to experience them all. This rich, wide-ranging collection of work by scores of America's contemporary poets brings you both wisdom and entertainment in short verse. In it are represented, with one poem each, the chancellors, fellows, and award winners of the Academy of American Poets since 1934. The result is a unique sampler of the various literary styles and themes that have left their marks on the past five decades. Fifty Years of American Poetry gives readers the opportunity to hear familiar voices and new ones--and encounter the great American poems that have captured both our minds and our hearts. The Academy of American Poets has as its stated purpose ''To encourage, stimulate, and foster the production of American poetry..." This was never limited to poets of any particular school, method, or category of poetry so this anthology is as representative a cross-section of American poetry in the last 50 years as any of its kind. The Academy is not a stodgy eastem provincial institution. It encourages young poets, recognizes the importance of change and growth in the poetry of America, and believes that poetry is not for poets only. This anthology was compiled on this basis. "Fifty Years Of American Poetry is not only educational, but also inspirational, hopefully imbuing everyone who reads it with a sense of the dynamic and development of American poetry in the last half century. The Academy of American Poets is the only institution which could compile such a unique anthology because it is the oniy group which has consistently played a large part in the American poetry scene through its patronage topoets and its mission to make poetry an accessible and vital part of the American literary landscape. -->