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An Invitation to Poetry

A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology

Maggie Dietz (Editor), Robert Pinsky (Editor)


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Hardcover (8/17/2004)


The widely acclaimed Favorite Poem Project anthology, An Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz, is now available in a value-priced student paperback edition.

Bringing together 200 poems chosen by American readers, the anthology includes work by Sappho, Keats, Rilke, Whitman, and Dickinson, as well as by contemporary poets. The selections are introduced by people from all walks of life—a construction worker, a Supreme Court justice, a glass blower, a marine—each commenting on his or her connection to the poem.

An Invitation to Poetry is accompanied by a free DVD featuring a video introduction by Robert Pinsky and 27 of the Favorite Poem Project segments as seen on PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393928389, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 2006

About the Author

Maggie Dietz is the Favorite Poem Project's director. She lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Robert PinskyThe Figured Wheel, and prose, including The Sounds of Poetry. He served as United States Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000, during which time he founded the Favorite Poem Project. He has edited several anthologies, most recently The Book of Poetry for Hard Times. Pinsky teaches at Boston University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.