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Salter, Mary Jo

Overview
Works: 39 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 6,065 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR1174, 821.008
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mary Jo Salter
 
Most widely held works by Mary Jo Salter
The Norton anthology of poetry by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over three editions, The Norton Anthology of Poetry has become the classroom standard for the study of poetry in English. A wide and deep quarry of poems from the medieval period to the present, it is a book instructors rely on as a uniquely flexible teaching anthology, and one that students delve into well beyond college. Now, responding to new scholarship, classroom suggestions, and the vitality and diversity of poetry itself, the Fourth Edition introduces a wealth of new poets and poems as well as thoroughly revised editorial apparatus
The moon comes home by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the trip home by car from Grandmother's house, a young child observes the moon
A phone call to the future : new and selected poems by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems from one of the major poets of her generation, along with a selection of the best from previous collections. In Salter's poetry we have a unique blend of domestic drama and the grittier wider world. In the title poem, she reimagines the technological simplicities and humanistic verities of the past with a disorienting detachment. Here are poems imbued with the violence of modern life, and others that bring a witty luminosity to peacocks in the park, to shoe-shine "thrones" at the airport, and to poetry itself. A tender elegy for the poet Anthony Hecht is followed by poems about the Baroque sculptor Bernini and the German Expressionist painter August Macke, which add to Salter's already impressive list of poems about image-making. Although in many of the poems Salter looks back wistfully at what is lost, she also sets her sights on the future: "Lord, surprise me with even more to miss."--Publisher description
A kiss in space : poems by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poems on 'long distances of the imagination,' family, films, France, and art. 'The book's centerpiece, "Alternating currents," juxtaposes real historical figures like Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller with their fictional contemporaries Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson'"--
Open shutters by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salter's sparkling new collection of poems leads readers through works that let readers view life from a different perspective. From dark poems to light verse highlighted with wit and grace, this collection delivers Salter's most serious and her most playful work
Unfinished painting : poems by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Purcell in Japan : poems by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunday skaters : poems by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ex-President is seen musing over his long life, notably his sojourn in Paris just before the French Revolution, when the charms and romance of the Old World contend with his loyalties to the New. In Sunday Skaters, herself showing a skater's economical and powerful grace, Salter moves here and beyond, over a glittering terrain
Nothing by design : poems by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful collection of verse''both light and dark, elegiac and affirmative''from one of our most admired poets. The title Nothing by Design is taken from Salter's villanelle "Complaint for Absolute Divorce," in which we're asked to entertain the thought of a no-fault universe. The wary search for peace, personal and public, is a constant theme in poems as varied as "Our Friends the Enemy," about the Christmas football match between German and British soldiers in 1914; "The Afterlife," in which Egyptian tomb figurines labor to serve the dead; and "Voice of America," where Salter returns to the Saint Petersburg of her exiled friend, the late Joseph Brodsky. A section of charming light verse serves as counterpoint to another series entitled "Bed of Letters," in which Salter addresses the end of a long marriage. Artfully designed, with a highly intentional music, these poems movingly give form to the often unfathomable, yet very real, presence of nothingness and loss in our lives
Selected poems by Amy Clampitt( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Amy Clampitt's first collection, The Kingfisher, was published, it was hailed as that rare first book that "signals a major poet in full bloom" (Los Angeles Times). Its author was sixty-three years old. Over the next eleven years, Clampitt produced four additional, major collections. Now, the most essential poems from these five volumes are gathered together. Clampitt was an impassioned observer of the natural world, the delights of which color many of these poems: writing of the fog, she described "a stuff so single / it might almost be lifted, / folded over, crawled underneath / or slid between, as nakedness- / caressingsheets." Such was the texture of her language, too. She was a traveler, reporting back from England and Greece, from California and Maine, and from her native Midwest. An Iowa transplant to New York, the descendant of pioneers, she wrote of prairies and subways; of the movements of wildflowers, people, and ideas; and of the widespread modern experience of uprootedness. Here is a treasure of Amy Clampitt's verse, for those who are reading her for the first time, as well as for those who have long admired her. From the Trade Paperback edition
The lost receipt, or, Frustrated designs by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

9 editions published between 1879 and 1881 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friend in need by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

6 editions published between 1887 and 1888 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost originals by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's hard to say : selected poems by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels : for male chorus, TTBB, and piano, four hands : 2011 by Lewis Spratlan( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wreckage by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All that glitters is not gold." by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

4 editions published between 1881 and 1886 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture by Mary Jo Salter( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of poetry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering over one thousand years of verse from the medieval period to the present, [this book] is the classroom standard for the study of poetry in English. The Shorter Fifth Edition retains the breadth of selection and flexibility that have defined this classic anthology, while improved and expanded editorial apparatus makes it an even more useful teaching tool. -Back cover
Profile, full face : a small anthology of poems( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Norton anthology of poetry
Alternative Names
Mary Jo Salter American poet

Mary Jo Salter Amerikaans dichteres

Salter, Mary J.

Languages
English (111)

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A phone call to the future : new and selected poemsA kiss in space : poemsOpen shuttersSunday skaters : poemsSelected poems