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Swenson, May

Overview
Works: 500 works in 751 publications in 2 languages and 18,419 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Musical settings  Concrete poetry  Visual poetry  Riddles  Piano music  Songs  Chamber music  Art music 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Former owner, Signer, Librettist, Other, Editor
Classifications: PS3525.A83, 811.54
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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 2,333 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 )

30 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry inspired by the tombstones of the dead in a small rural American town
The centaur by May Swenson( )

10 editions published between 1911 and 2007 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the joy of riding a stick horse through a small-town summer
American sports poems by May Swenson( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,038 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 907 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 865 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 held by 764 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
In other words : new poems by May Swenson( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by May Swenson( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 734 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 )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows & stones; selected poems by Tomas Tranströmer( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 533 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 508 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 held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More poems to solve by May Swenson( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 317 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
Of color braided all desire : music by Eric Moe( )

3 editions published in 2015 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cage of spines by May Swenson( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 259 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
Anthology of contemporary American poetry by George Abbe( )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirteen contemporary readings by American poets. Selected and read by George Abbe. Descriptive notes are included
 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
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Spoon River anthologyThe centaurAmerican sports poemsNature : poems old and newThe love poems of May SwensonThe complete poems to solveMay out west : poems of May Swenson
Alternative Names
May Swenson

May Swenson American poet

May Swenson amerikansk poet

May Swenson poetessa, drammaturga e traduttrice statunitense

May Swenson poetessa estatunidenca

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 M.

Swenson, May.

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