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Premier Book of Major Poets

An Anthology

Anita Dore


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This brilliant collection spans the years from the Middle Ages to the modern day to bring you a unique selection of the greatest poetry of all time. Arranged around major themes such as love and hate, war and peace, liberty and oppression, alienation and city life, The Premier Book of Major Poets is an invaluable reference work as well as a source of great pleasure.

Among the poets included are
-- Matthew Arnold
-- W. H. Auden
-- William Blake
-- Gwendolyn Brooks
-- Robert Browning
-- Geoffrey Chaucer
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridgee
-- e. e. cumming
-- Emily Dickinson
-- John Donne
-- T. S. Eliot
-- Mari Evans
-- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
-- Robert Frost
-- Allen Ginsberg
-- Nikki Giovanni
-- Robert Graves
-- Thomas Hardy
-- Langston Hughes
-- David Ignatow
-- Randall Jarrell
-- Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
-- John Keats
-- Rudyard Kipling
-- Denise Levertov
-- Federico Garcia Lorca
-- Robert Lowell
-- Archibald MacLeish
-- Andrew Marvell
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay
-- John Milton
-- Marianne Moore
-- Howard Nemerov
-- Sylvia Plath
-- Ezra Pound
-- Theodore Roethke
-- William Shakespeare
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley
-- Stephen Spender
-- Wallace Stevens
-- Alfred Tennyson
-- Dylan Thomas
-- Margaret Walker
-- Walt Whitman
-- William Wordsworth
-- William Butler Yeats

Ballantine Books, 9780449911860, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 1996

About the Author

Anita Dore (1914–2010) was the editor of three poetry and prose anthologies, including The Premier Book of Major Poets.