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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

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