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    DescriptionTo celebrate the centennial of Poetry, editors Don Share and Christian Wiman combed the magazine's vast archives to create a new kind of anthology, energized by a 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 juxtapositions, echo across a century of poetry. The result 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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    The Open Door
    One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Don Share, Edited by Christian Wiman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226104010
    ISBN 10: 022610401X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25720
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 811
    B&T Approval Code: A26250000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 37
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
    DC22: 811.508
    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    DC23: 811.508
    Thema V1.0: DCQ
    Edition statement
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    27 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Don Share, senior editor of Poetry, is a poet and the author, editor, or translator of numerous books. Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry from 2003 to 2013, is the author of three books of poetry, a volume of essays, and a memoir.
    Review quote
    "A high-wire anthology of electric resonance.... The editors arranged poems by poets of the pantheon and poets overlooked, underrated, or new in pairings and sequences of thrilling contrapuntal dynamics. Christian Wiman's opening essay is titled 'Mastery and Mystery,' and those are, indeed, the forces at work here, inducing readers to marvel anew at the strange impulse to write poetry and the profound effort required to do it well." (Booklist) "With this collection, Share and Wiman want only to promote the art of poetry, something they do exceedingly well. Highly recommended." (Library Journal, starred review) "A wonderful anthology.... In many ways this is a wonderfully democratic anthology-to get in, you don't have to be famous, you just need to be good." (National Post) "If readers would like to sample the genius and diversity of American poetry in the last century, there's no better place to start than The Open Door." (World Literature Today)"