American Poetry

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John Hollander
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
“I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear...” —Walt Whitman

American Poetry offers a collection of 26 verses by our finest poets, all with their unique perspective on the land they loved and accompanied by remarkable paintings that enhance the meaning of the words. Here, beautifully illustrated, are such unforgettable works as Robert Frost's pensive “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” Ralph Waldo Emerson's powerful “Concord Hymn,” Langston Hughes’ majestic “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” Carl Sandburg’s “Jazz Fantasia,” and Maya Angelou’s “Harlem Hopscotch.” Of course, some poems are just sheer fun—especially the beloved ode to our national pastime, “Casey at the Bat.”
 

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Contents

I
4
II
8
III
12
V
14
VII
15
IX
16
XI
18
XII
20
XXII
34
XXIV
35
XXV
36
XXVII
38
XXIX
39
XXXI
40
XXXIII
41
XXXV
42

XIV
22
XVI
23
XVII
24
XVIII
27
XIX
28
XX
30
XXXVII
43
XXXIX
44
XLI
45
XLIII
46
XLIV
48
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John Hollander has edited several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet volumes, including "Robert Frost", "Christmas Poems", "War Poems", "Marriage Poems", "Animal Poems", & "Garden Poems". He is the A. Bartlett Biamatti Professor of English at Yale University, & the author of numerous books of poetry & criticism. He was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1990.

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