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Swenson, May

Overview
Works: 338 works in 498 publications in 2 languages and 13,270 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Musical settings  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Fiction  Historical poetry 
Roles: Author, Performer, Author of introduction, Translator, Lyricist, Signer, Librettist, Former owner, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3525.A83, 811.52
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American poetry : the twentieth century by E. E Cummings( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,350 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 1,173 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 )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 815 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 )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 677 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 )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems to solve by May Swenson( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 553 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 complete poems to solve by May Swenson( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 352 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 339 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 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 254 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 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
Dear Elizabeth : five poems & three letters to Elizabeth Bishop by May Swenson( Book )

5 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

Vocal and piano music by Claudio Spies( Recording )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 90 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 88 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"--
Contemporary American poetry by Howard Nemerov( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben wen shou ji le 19 wei mei guo shi ren de jiang hua
Anthology of contemporary American poetry by George Abbe( Recording )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centaur by May Swenson( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the joy of riding a stick horse through a small-town summer
 
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Alternative Names
May Swenson American poet

May Swenson amerikansk poet

May Swenson poetessa, drammaturga e traduttrice statunitense

Swensen, May 1913-1989

Swenson, Anna Thilda May.

Swenson, May.

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American sports poemsNature : poems old and newThe complete poems to solveSpoon River anthologyMay out west : poems of May SwensonDear Elizabeth : five poems & three letters to Elizabeth BishopThe complete love poems of May SwensonThe centaur