kirstennnnnn (kirstennnnnn) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
kirstennnnnn
kirstennnnnn
50bookchallenge

101 Great American Poems by The American Poetry & Literacy Project

book 18:  101 Great American Poems by The American Poetry & Literacy Project

This is a collection of American poetry published as an outreach project to promote poetry reading.  Most of the poems and authors selected are famous, but some I think are more for historical context.  (At least I had never heard of them before.)

Five Favorites:
"Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant
"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
"Dream Deferred (Harlem)" by Langston Hughes
among others...

Discovered I did not care for (mostly):
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, and maybe a couple other one-shots

It covers American authors that were alive some time between 1612 to 1982, so no really modern stuff and, of course, no foreign authors.
Tags: anthology, poetry
Subscribe

  • Book #14: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

    North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book opens with the heroine, Margaret Hale, being uprooted from her idyllic…

  • Book 5- Hamnet

    5. Hamnet, by Maggie O'Farrell. This was the February pick for the book club I'm in. I finished it pretty quickly, it was hard to put down. It's a…

  • January 2021 - Books 1 to 6

    1. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny Inspector Gamache is now retired in Three Pines when he’s recruited to help one of his friends find her…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments