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Swenson, May

Overview
Works: 458 works in 664 publications in 2 languages and 16,900 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Musical settings  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Songs  Scores  Fiction  Historical poetry 
Roles: Author, Performer, Author of introduction, Translator, Lyricist, Former owner, Signer, Librettist, Other, Editor
Classifications: PS3525.A83, 811.52
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Most widely held works about May Swenson
 
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Most widely held works by May Swenson
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,349 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
Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of character sketches which reveal the life of a village community in the Middle West. They are in the form of epitaphs in a kind of 'free verse'
American sports poems by May Swenson( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,126 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
New & selected things taking place : poems by May Swenson( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mix with time : new and selected poems by May Swenson( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poetry
In other words : new poems by May Swenson( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature : poems old and new by May Swenson( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What Swenson responds to and values in the world, its essential freedom," writes Susan Mitchell in her foreword to Nature, "is the very quality that is most striking in her as a poet. ... This is a world looked at through love, through generosity of spirit." Nature, the first major compendium of May Swenson's poems in a decade, concentrates on 182 magnificent nature poems drawn from nearly fifty years of work. Swenson, who died in 1989, ranks among the foremost poets of this century; she is certainly one of the most sensuous and joyful and has a huge following
Collected poems by May Swenson( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 687 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 )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems to solve by May Swenson( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 533 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 )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love poems of May Swenson by May Swenson( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poems to solve by May Swenson( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 341 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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of unusual poems, challenging the reader to decipher their meaning using shape and word clues
A cage of spines by May Swenson( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May out west : poems of May Swenson by May Swenson( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 208 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 )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete love poems of May Swenson by May Swenson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 148 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 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, 1979 to 1983, are 58 prize-winning poems from 54 poets at 40 colleges or universities in 46 states"--Back cover
Vocal and piano music by Claudio Spies( Recording )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
Alternative Names
May Swenson American poet

May Swenson amerikansk poet

May Swenson poetessa, drammaturga e traduttrice statunitense

May Swenson US-American poet

May Swenson US-amerikanische Dichterin

Swensen, May 1913-1989

Swenson, Anna Thilda May.

Swenson, May.

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Spoon River anthologyAmerican sports poemsNature : poems old and newThe love poems of May SwensonThe complete poems to solveMay out west : poems of May SwensonDear Elizabeth : five poems & three letters to Elizabeth BishopThe complete love poems of May Swenson