Item #291598 Poetry of Our World: An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Ed J. Paine.

Poetry of Our World: An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

HarperTorch, March 2000. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Good. Item #291598
ISBN: 0060553693

The Best Poetry of the Last Fifty Years from more than Seventy Poets and Representing the Entire Globe

Here is capacious and sparkling gathering of poems, an anthology that extends its reach from the English-speaking world to Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. This unique volume includes such well-known figures as Pablo Neruda, Anna Akhmatova, Paul Celan, Seamus Heaney, Wole Soyinka, and Elizabeth Bishop but also offers the less familiar but equally welcome voices of Ugandan Okot p'Bitek, Indian A.K. Ramanujan, and the Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa. With insightful essays by such eminent scholars and poets as Helen Vendler, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Sven Birkerts, Carolyn Forche, and Bei Dao placing the selections from each region in their cultural, political, and literary contexts, The Poetry of Our World guides readers through the richest and most eclectic selection of world poetry available today.


Poets from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the English-speaking world are selected by the most distinguished authorities in the field and showcased in this distinctive anthology of poetry from the past 50 years. Tight binding; Clean, sturdy boards; Previous owner initials present at front free-end page; Text free of markings; Publisher remainder mark present at upper edge text block; Dust jacket shows mild to moderate wear from handing in the form of scuffing/foxing; An excellent reading copy.

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