Who Do You Think You are?

Who Do You Think You are? : Poems About People

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"Who do you think you are and where do you think you came from?" Carl Sandburg's question is one that children and adults and especially poets have tried to answer throughout history. Now David Woolger has collected poems from all over the world that deal with identity and all the different meanings of the word. Poets like Miroslav Holuub, Stevie Smith, Emily Dickenson, Robert Graves, Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, and e e cummings are included, each with a personal slant on what it means to be who you are. They write of the young and the old, the amusing and the sad, the familiar and the exotic. From a champion spitter (who could down a dragonfly at 30 feet) to Emily Dickenson's Nobody, the people in these poems cover the spectrum of human existence. And in this exploration of all our differences there is a surprising revelation -- each of us is "one of the minions and myrmidons who would like an answer to the question, 'Who and what are you?'" DAVID WOOLGER is also the author of another collection of poems from Oxford, The Magic Tree.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 163.58 x 241.3 x 14.73mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0192760742
  • 9780192760746