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Swenson, May

Overview
Works: 483 works in 707 publications in 2 languages and 17,136 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Concrete poetry  Visual poetry  Musical settings  Riddles  Love poetry  Records and correspondence  Songs  Art music 
Roles: Author, Performer, Author of introduction, Translator, Lyricist, Librettist, Former owner, Signer, Other, Editor
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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 2,346 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 1,276 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 1,072 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
The centaur by May Swenson( )

9 editions published between 1911 and 2007 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the joy of riding a stick horse through a small-town summer
New & selected things taking place : poems by May Swenson( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 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 )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 704 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 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half sun, half sleep : new poems by May Swenson( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems to solve by May Swenson( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 515 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
The love poems of May Swenson by May Swenson( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 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 324 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 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of unusual poems, challenging the reader to decipher their meaning using shape and word clues
Of color braided all desire : music by Eric Moe( )

3 editions published in 2015 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cage of spines by May Swenson( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 260 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 210 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
The complete love poems of May Swenson by May Swenson( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of contemporary American poetry by George Abbe( )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirteen contemporary readings by American poets. Selected and read by George Abbe. Descriptive notes are included
Dear Elizabeth : five poems & three letters to Elizabeth Bishop by May Swenson( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1950 and 1979, May Swenson and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged over 260 letters. Their letters have interested scholars of American poetry for the commentary they contain on important work that each poet was publishing at the time, but equally for what these letters reveal about the relationship between the two writers. In Dear Elizabeth, three letters and five poems from Swenson to Bishop, including an unfinished draft never published before, are gathered into one small volume with an insightful essay by scholar and poet Kirstin Hotelling Zona. This brief but intense collection offers a surprising and revealing glimpse of a complicated relationship between two very different women and very different poets, both of whom made unquestionably major contributions to American poetry of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
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Spoon River anthologyAmerican sports poemsThe centaurNature : poems old and newThe love poems of May SwensonThe complete poems to solveMay out west : poems of May SwensonThe complete love poems of May SwensonDear Elizabeth : five poems & three letters to Elizabeth Bishop
Alternative Names
May Swenson

May Swenson American poet

May Swenson amerikansk poet

May Swenson poetessa, drammaturga e traduttrice statunitense

May Swenson poétesse américaine

May Swenson poetisa estadounidense

May Swenson US-American poet

May Swenson US-amerikanische Dichterin

Swensen, May 1913-1989

Swenson, Anna Thilda May.

Swenson, Anna Thilda May, 1913-1989

Swenson, May.

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