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The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke

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The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke

By Theodore Roethke

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385086011, 272pp.

Publication Date: December 10, 1974

Description
This paperback edition contains the complete text of Roethke's seven published volumes in addition to sixteen previously uncollected poems. Included are his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners The Walking, Words for the Wind, and The Far Field.
These two hundred poems demonstrate the variety of Roethke's themes and styles, the comic and serious sides of his temperament, and his breakthroughs in the use of language. Together they document the development of an extraordinary creative source of American poetry.


About the Author
Born in 1908 in Saginaw, MI, Theodore Huebner Roethke was an American poet. He published several volumes of award-winning and critically acclaimed poetry. Roethke is regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential poets of his generation. He died in 1963 at the age of 55.


NPR
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012

When Roya Hakakian moved from Iran to the U.S., she didn't think any poet in her adopted country could top the ones whose work she grew up with. But then she discovered a piece that blew away her prejudices. It was "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke. More at NPR.org

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