|Anita Dore, ed.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 1996|
This classic 1970 anthology remains a deeply satisfying survey of poetry in English, from medieval ballads to dazzling milestones of modernism. Grouped by themes like Nature, Protest, and the Human Condition, here are favorites by Emily Dickinson ("Snake"), Dylan Thomas ("Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"), Matthew Arnold ("Dover Beach"), Lord Byron ("She Walks in Beauty"), and William Carlos Williams ("This Is Just to Say"). Among the many other contributors are Sylvia Plath, Langston Hughes, Edgar Allan Poe, John Keats, Edna St. Vincent Millay, William Blake, Robert Burns, Nikki Giovanni, Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, and Gwendolyn Brooks—all with capsule biographies—and the book includes a glossary of poetic terms.