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Swenson, May

Overview
Works: 309 works in 466 publications in 2 languages and 13,686 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Historical poetry  Juvenile works  Musical settings  Records and correspondence  Music  Fiction 
Roles: Performer, Author of introduction, Editor, Former owner, Lyricist, Signer, Translator, Librettist, Other
Classifications: PS3525.A83, 811.52
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American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
American sports poems by R. R./Swenson, May Knudson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems on sports, ranging from solo running, hunting, and fighting, to football and baseball from the spectator's point of view
To mix with time : new and selected poems by May Swenson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of poetry
In other words : new poems by May Swenson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nature : poems old and new by May Swenson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The special quality of Swenson's work has won her love and praise from all schools of poetry. "Surely no one, scientist or poet," wrote poet laureate Howard Nemerov, "has seen things . . . so clearly as she, and surely no one has made seeing and saying so nearly one." Her visions, though idiosyncratic, appeal to every kind of viewer. In this wonderful collection, the reader will find poems in rhyme and out of it, poems in odd shapes and forms, poems of praise and observation and sensuous delight. They gather themselves under rubrics of the natural world: Frontispieces, Selves, Days, Feathers, Makings, Instincts, Heavens, Visions, Waters, and an Afterpiece. To enter the ocean of these poems is to enter the ocean of the self, a self that feels itself at one with the natural world
Collected poems by May Swenson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first comprehensive edition of May Swenson's work, gathering all of the poems she published in the collections Another Animal (1954), A Cage of Spines (1958), To Mix with Time (1963), Half Sun Half Sleep (1967), Iconographs (1970), New and Selected Things Taking Place (1978), and In Other Words (1987), as well as an extensive selection of previously uncollected poems
Iconographs : poems by May Swenson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems to solve by May Swenson ( Book )
7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Each of the 35 selections in this collection is a poem to solve. Pointing out the fact that more is hidden in poetry than in prose, Swenson offers first a group of riddle poems, in which the subject is not named in either the title or text, followed by other verses all of which contain various hidden elements of meaning
Half sun, half sleep : new poems by May Swenson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete poems to solve by May Swenson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection of the author's poetry, largely dealing with nature, which challenges the reader to guess the subject of each poem or a meaning not immediately obvious
More poems to solve by May Swenson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of unusual poems, challenging the reader to decipher their meaning using shape and word clues
The centaur by May Swenson ( )
5 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First published in 1955, May Swenson's "The Centaur" remains one of her most popular and most anthologized poems. This is its first appearance as a picture book for children. In images bright and brisk and nearly tangible, the poet re-creates the joy of riding a stick horse through a small-town summer. We find ourselves, with her, straddling "a long limber horse with ... a few leaves for a tail," and pounding through the lovely dust along the path by the old canal. As her shape shifts from child to horse and back, we know exactly what she feels. Sherry Meidell's water-color illustrations perfectly convey the wit and wisdom of May Swenson's poem. These are playful, satisfying images full of vitality and imagination. Meidell handles the joy of poem's fantasy and the joy of its occasional naughtiness with equal success."--Publisher's description
A cage of spines by May Swenson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters ( Book )
22 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most striking and original achievements in American poetry is now available in a remarkable edition that comprehends the poet and his book in an entirely new way. This edition of Spoon River Anthology probes the social background of the smalltown world that Edgar Lee Masters loved and hated--and finally transmuted into powerful literary art. Extensive annotations identify the people whose lives inspired the 243 poetic accounts of frustration, violence, struggle, and triumph that once shocked American readers. The most extraordinary feature of this edition is the extensive introduction that provides the key to this misunderstood American classic. The book's relationship to Whitman is clearly established, and the important influences of Browning, Goethe, Spinoza, and others are revealed for the first time. John Hallwas's approach combines cultural, biographical, philosophical, psychoanalytic, mythic, and symbolic insights--and concludes with a stunning reassessment of "Our New Poet." The annotated Spoon River Anthology supersedes 75 years of largely misdirected critical commentary. It will send a new generation of readers back to this surprisingly complex book that probes so deeply into the American consciousness--and will send Masters back into our national anthologies
May out west : poems of May Swenson by May Swenson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Swenson's work about the West--the place of birth and of deep inspiration to her--into a memorable and inspiring work. Included are some Of her best-known poems, along with some that have never been collected before
Dear Elizabeth : five poems & three letters to Elizabeth Bishop by May Swenson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete love poems of May Swenson by May Swenson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetry and voice of May Swenson by May Swenson ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vocal and piano music by Claudio Spies ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New voices : selected university & college prize-winning poems 1979-1983 ( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Swensen, May 1913-1989
Swenson, Anna Thilda May.
Swenson, May.
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