Edgar Allan Poe (Hardcover)
Poems and Poetics: (American Poets Project #5)
Library of America, 9781931082518
Publication Date: October 13, 2003
Other Editions of This Title:
Leather / fine binding (11/1/2011)
Paperback, Spanish (7/23/2015)
Compact Disc (1/14/2020)
Compact Disc (7/1/2014)
Paperback, Spanish (8/1/2010)
“Our poetry, in Poe’s view, must specialize in aesthetic transcendence, eschewing the truth, morality, and passion which might entangle it with this present world. The whole movement of Poe’s poetry is away from the material here and now. . . . The poet’s strategy is to accomplish a mock-destruction of earthly things, estranging the reader from material reality and so, presumably, propelling his imagination toward the ideal.” — Richard Wilbur, from the introduction
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About the Author
Richard Wilbur (1921-2017), editor, was Poet Laureate of the United States, 1987-88. Over the course of a distinguished career he was awarded the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize (twice), and the Bollingen Translation Prize. Among his many books are New and Collected Poems (1989) and Mayflies (2000).