An Invitation to Poetry

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An Invitation to Poetry

A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology

By Robert Pinsky (Editor); Maggie Dietz (Editor)

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393058765, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 2004

In both the book and the videos on the accompanying DVD, poems by Sappho, Shakespeare, Keats, Whitman, and Dickinson as well as contemporary poets are introduced by people from across the United States a construction worker, a Supreme Court justice, a glassblower, a marine each of whom speaks about his or her connection to the poem. Their comments are variously poignant, funny, heartening, tart, penetrating, and eccentric, showing some of the ways poetry is alive for American readers. AnInvitation to Poetry will inspire a fresh experience of poetry's pleasure and insight.