The Antaeus Anthology (Paperback)
Bantam Books, 9780553343137, 640pp.
Publication Date: July 20, 2000
An outstanding collection of the world's best contemporary poetry selected by the editor of Antaeus magazine From the powerful poems of Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz to the articulate voice of award-winning American poet Robert Haas, this magnificent collection provides a unique cross section of great modern poetry. All originally published in Antaeus, these works ring out with the familiar voices of long-recognized poets, such as William Carlos Williams; poignant lines from today's most notable women, such as Louise Gluck and Adrienne Rich; and verse from outstanding international poets--Poland's Zbigniew Herbert, Greece's prolific Yiannis Ritsos, England's famous John Fowles. The wide spectrum of poems selected from Antaeus creates a rare, comprehensive portrait of poetry in the twentieth century, and a volume destined to become a classic. "Antaeus has never lost its flair for the adventurous or betrayed the touchstone of the highest standard in new literature."--Nadine Gordimer
About the Author
Daniel Halpern was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1945 and has lived in Los Angeles, Seattle, New York City, and Tangier, Morocco. The author of seven previous collections of poems, Halpern founded Ecco Press in 1971. He has received many grants and awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Halpern divides his time between New York City and Princeton, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and daughter.