Poem a Day
Poem a Day
Steerforth Press, Paperback, 9781883642389, 496pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 1998
A Poem a Day is a book for the bedside. It contains many of the most familiar poems in the language and others that will come as a surprise. Most are complete and most are short, easily contained in a single page. But a few are substantial works, like Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" and Rudyard Kipling's "Gunga Din." Some have been read by every high school student (Andrew Marvel, "To His Coy Mistress") while others will be new to most readers (Thomas Hardy, "The Voice"). But all share the compression and charged meaning which are the soul of poetry.
In its British version the book went through seven printings in a year and was a bestseller. Now Karen McCosker has added a new foreword and fifty new poems for an American audience willing to make poetry a part of life.
Nicholas Albery is the founder of the Institute for Social Inventions and lives in London.
"This book is a dream, a revivalist campaign, a challenge, a book of days, and an anthology, all in one." -- The Guardian
"A very good and varied collection, with delightful oddities." -- The Times (London)