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Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 371 works in 382 publications in 1 language and 175,714 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Biographies  Horror fiction  Drama  Horror tales  Adventure stories 
Classifications: PS3554.I32, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Faulkner : a collection of critical essays by Robert Penn Warren( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary critical opinion and commentary on William Faulkner and his works
Deliverance by James Dickey( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance
Sailing alone around the room : new and selected poems by Billy Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a collection of witty, emotional, and direct poems by the popular and critically acclaimed poet, including selections from his four previous collections and new works such as "Man Listening to a Disc," about headphones
Time and materials : poems, 1997-2005 by Robert Hass( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by twentieth-century American poet, Robert Hass, that reflect the beauty and energy of the physical world
Who speaks for the Negro? by Robert Penn Warren( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1964, Robert Penn Warren interviewed leaders, activists, and artists engaged in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. His interviewees included well-known figures such as Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin, as well as lesser-known individuals whose names might otherwise be lost to history. Transcripts from these interviews, combined with Warren's reflections on the movement, were first published in 1965 as Who Speaks for the Negro? This unique text in the history of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement serves as a powerful oral history of an all-important struggle. A new introduction by David W. Blight places the book in historical perspective." -- Publisher's description
The collected poems by Stanley Kunitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Book Award winner celebrates a life in poetry, sharing his work published and unpublished in this single volume of his life's accomplishment
On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems by Rita Dove( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection by a much celebrated poet, former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove. From the opening sequence, "Cameos," which probes the private griefs and dreams of a working-class family, to the emblematic grace of a living legend like Rosa Parks, who acquiesced to public life in order to "serve the public good," these poems explore the intersection of individual fates with the grand arc of history. If there are heroes, Dove maintains, they continually reinvent themselves, as each of us must do each morning
Being here : poetry, 1977-1980 by Robert Penn Warren( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected prose by Robert Lowell( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vast collection of Robert Lowell's uniformly vigorous and well-written essays, which first appeared in 1987, was edited and introduced by Robert Giroux, his longtime editor and friend. Ranging chronologically from a student paper on the "Iliad that Lowell composed in 1935 to the unfinished essay, "New England and Further," on which he was working when he died in 1977, "Collected Prose is a telling and fascinating compendium of the ideas, arguments, and opinions of one of modernity's most important poets. With many critical writings and book reviews concerning all manner of poets old and new (from Vergil and Ovid to Frost and Stevens, from Hopkins and "Epics" to Bishop and Plath) as well as recently discovered autobiograpical writings, two extended interviews, and learned yet approachable musings on everything from the Gettyburg Address to the art and craft of translation, this prose ominbus is must-reading for all students and scholars of twentieth-century American literature
William Carlos Williams, poet from Jersey by Reed Whittemore( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life studies by Robert Lowell( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lowell, with Elizabeth Bishop, stands apart as the greatest American poet of the latter half of the twentieth century--and Life Studies and For the Union Dead stand as among his most important volumes. In Life Studies, which was first published in 1959, Lowell moved away from the formality of his earlier poems and started writing in a more confessional vein. The title poem of For the Union Dead concerns the death of the Civil War hero (and Lowell ancestor) Robert Gould Shaw, but it also largely centers on the contrast between Boston's idealistic past and its debased present at the time of its writing, in the early 1960's. Throughout, Lowell addresses contemporaneous subjects in a voice and style that themselves push beyond the accepted forms and constraints of the time
Migration : new & selected poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a extensive collection of new and selected poems by twentieth-century American poet W.S. Merwin
The poetry home repair manual : practical advice for beginning poets by Ted Kooser( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains advice from United States poet laureate Ted Kooser on the art of writing poetry with insights and tools to help writing, revising, and practicing
What work is : poems by Philip Levine( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poetry in praise of those men and women who work at many diverse jobs
Barbarous knowledge : myth in the poetry of Yeats, Graves, and Muir by Daniel Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole motion : collected poems, 1945-1992 by James Dickey( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over three decades, James Dickey has been one of the nation's most important poets and a prominent man of letters. The Eagle's Mile, his most recent volume, was a triumphant success, a bold and innovative departure from his traditional verse. The New York Times declared, "Dickey continues to extend his vision as a major American poet," while Fred Chappell, himself a Bollingen Prize winner, wrote, "If there were a literary prize for Poetry That Has Shown Real Moxie, it ought to go to The Eagle's Mile."
The wild iris by Louise Glück( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wild Iris was written during a ten-week period in the summer of 1991. Louise Cluck's first four collections consistently returned to the natural world, to the classical and biblical narratives that arose to explain the phenomena of this world, to provide meaning and to console. Ararat, her fifth book, offered a substitution for the received: a demotic, particularized myth of contemporary family. Now in The Wild Iris, her most important and accomplished collection to date, ecstatic imagination supplants both empiricism and tradition, creating an impassioned polyphonic exchange among the god who "disclose?s?/virtually nothing," human beings who "leave/signs of feeling/everywhere," and a garden where "whatever/returns from oblivion returns/ to find a voice." The poems of this sequence see beyond mortality, the bitter discovery on which individuality depends. "To be one thing/is to be next to nothing," Cluck challenges the reader. "Is it enough/only to look inward?" A major poet redefines her task--its thematic obsessions, its stylistic signature--with each volume. Visionary, shrewd, intuitive--and at once cyclical and apocalyptic--The Wild Iris is not a repudiation but a confirmation, an audacious feat of psychic ventriloquism, a fiercely original record of the spirit's obsession with, and awe of, earth
 
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Library of Congress. Poets Laureate Collection

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Sailing alone around the room : new and selected poemsTime and materials : poems, 1997-2005The collected poemsOn the bus with Rosa Parks : poemsCollected proseMigration : new & selected poemsThe poetry home repair manual : practical advice for beginning poetsWhat work is : poems