Good Poems for Hard Times
By Garrison Keillor; (Editor)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143037675, 368pp.)
Publication Date: August 29, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio's The Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology Good Poems are perfect for our troubled times. Here, readers will find solace in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as "Such As It Is More or Less" and "Let It Spill." From William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman to R. S. Gwynn and Jennifer Michael Hecht, the voices gathered in this collection will be more than welcome to those who've been struck by bad news, who are burdened by stress, or who simply appreciate the power of good poetry.
Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.
Those ready to whet their appetites would do well to start with Good Poems for Hard Times. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)