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This anthology embodies Robert Pinsky's dedication to find America's liked poems, his specific project as Poet Laureate of the us. the choices during this anthology have been selected from the non-public letters of hundreds of thousands of usa citizens who replied to Robert Pinsky's invitation to put in writing to him approximately their favourite poems. a few poems are thoughts precious within the brain given that adolescence; 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 via those who converse no longer as specialist critics yet as passionate readers of varied a long time, professions and areas. This anthology, in a way in contrast to the other, discloses the wealthy and energetic presence of poetry in American existence on the millennium and gives a portrait of the U.S. during the lens of poetry. the favourite Poem venture is an authentic a part of the Bicentennial social gathering of the Library of Congress and the White condominium Millennium Council.
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