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    DescriptionWhen Harriet Monroe founded "Poetry" magazine in Chicago in 1912, she began with an image: the "Open Door". "May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius!" For a century, the most important and enduring poets have walked through that door - William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens in its first years, Rae Armantrout and Kay Ryan in 2011. And at the same time, "Poetry" continues to discover the new voices who will be read a century from now. "Poetry's" archives are incomparable, and to celebrate the magazine's centennial, editors Don Share and Christian Wiman combed them to create a new kind of anthology, energized by the self-imposed limitation to one hundred poems. Rather than attempting to be exhaustive or definitive - or even to offer the most familiar works - they have assembled a collection of poems that, in their juxtaposition, echo across a century of poetry. Adrienne Rich appears alongside Charles Bukowski; poems by Isaac Rosenberg and Randall Jarrell on the two world wars flank a devastating Vietnam War poem by the lesser-known George Starbuck; August Kleinzahler's "The Hereafter" precedes "Prufrock," casting Eliot's masterpiece in a new light. Short extracts from "Poetry's" letters and criticism punctuate the verse selections, hinting at themes and threads and serving as guides, interlocutors, or dissenting voices. The resulting volume is an anthology like no other, a celebration of idiosyncrasy and invention, a vital monument to an institution that refuses to be static, and, most of all, a book that lovers of poetry will devour, debate, and keep close at hand.


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    Title
    The Open Door
    Subtitle
    One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Don Share, Edited by Christian Wiman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226750705
    ISBN 10: 0226750701
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 10
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15740
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A26250000
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
    DC22: 811.508, 811/.508
    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    LC classification: PS613 .O64 2012
    DC23: 811.508
    Thema V1.0: DCQ
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Don Share is a poet and the author, editor, or translator of numerous books. Christian Wiman is the author of three books of poetry and a volume of essays. Together they edit Poetry magazine.
    Review quote
    "The histories of modern poetry and of Poetry in America are almost interchangeable, certainly inseparable." -A. R. Ammons"