Poems: A Concise Anthology (Paperback)
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Poems: A Concise Anthology (Paperback)

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Paperback 750 Pages / Published: 30/12/2015
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Contemporary and innovative, this affordably priced new anthology is designed to meet the classroom needs of both instructors and students.

Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781554811472
Number of pages: 750
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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"Reflecting contemporary interest in transnational connections, Elizabeth Renker's comprehensive anthology will foster enlivened pedagogy; the volume is enhanced by its alternative table of contents, tactfully informative headnotes, and web-based supplementary readings. Thematic emphases such as love and self-discovery will especially appeal to students. Poems simultaneously invites and challenges readers, encompassing familiar selections by established poets, thought-provoking contributions by newcomers, widely varying forms, and diverse authors. Anyone who teaches poetry--or simply loves it--will appreciate the anthology's multiple pleasures and opportunities." -- Karen L. Kilcup, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"Poems: A Concise Anthology is truly concise, covering over one thousand years of poetry in English in a single volume. It is also remarkably capacious, offering selections from a wide array of poets. Alongside canonical writers from Chaucer to Emily Dickinson to Seamus Heaney, the editor has included recently recovered work by women and African American writers. Popular songs make up part of the selection. A substantial selection of poetry by writers working today are included. The headnotes are succinct and well-informed. Glosses of unfamiliar words and spare but necessary notes help without bogging down the reader. The broad array of materials offers maximum flexibility to instructors in syllabus design. This book provides everything necessary for introductory poetry classes and undergraduate poetry classes more generally. It will be a pleasure to use for both students and instructors." -- Eliza Richards, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"[I] enjoyed looking over the text and marveling at the selections."--Mira Foote, Community College of Carroll County

"How often does a volume of poems that surveys centuries of its finest instances enable a professor to rethink her or his syllabus from top to bottom? Poems: A Concise Anthology inspired me to revitalize a course that was becoming predictable. I know of no other comparable textbook that offers a teacher a chance to draw upon the most resonant examples of canonical poetry, and simultaneously engenders discussions of the social roles that poetry might play in mobilizing literate communities still in a formative stage. Elizabeth Renker's astute editorial touch honors the metrical tradition, even as she expands the ground conditions of material and popular culture for lyrical praxis. Its survey of practitioners of avant-garde practitioners, in particular, usefully goes beyond mere token recognition and enables my current syllabus to recognize the full amplitude of contemporary poetry." -- Bill Mohr, Professor, California State University, Long Beach

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