The Letters of Robert Lowell

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ISBN: 9780374530341
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 20th, 2007

Robert Lowell was supremely educated and he was crazy. The letters are a first hand depiction of his own mind. These are not the highly crafted poems on the same subject. All of the them are uncorrected. He crosses out his mistakes (noted in the edition) and writes exactly what he is thinking that second. Lowell records his talks with T.S. Eliot and visits the incarcerated Ezra Pound in St. Elizabeth's Hospital. There are very touching letters to Elizabeth Bishop and then there are the letters where he is losing his mind. One sentence does not necessarily follow the other. Instead he describes his next thought.

Howl and Other Poems

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ISBN: 9780872860179
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Published: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - January 1st, 2001

Perhaps the best poems of the Beat generation to ever grace the page. If you want some fun, interesting or just plain amazing poems this is the collection for you. Howl is a must have for any fan of poetry. Or, if you just want to have one good collection. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Complete Poems

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By Anne Sexton, Maxine Kumin (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780395957769
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Published: Mariner Books - April 28th, 1999

This is a rare collection of truth and beauty in its finest form. The sheer emotion with which the poems in this collection have been written is truly staggering. Because Sexton's style of poetry is highly confessional, the reader finds themselves immersed in the poetry itself. This is a very powerful collection that reveals the workings of human emotions and our fascination with the lives and experiences of others. The whole experience of reading Sexton's poetry is highly visceral. For anyone who appreciates truth or beauty or just enjoys the rewarding experience reading good poetry brings, this collection is a must have. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell

The Poetry of Robert Frost

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ISBN: 9780805069860
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 1st, 2002

This is the comprehensive volume of Frost's work and includes the entire contents of his 11 books of poetry, from "A Boy's Will" (1913) to "In the Clearing" (1962). Edited by Edward Connery Lathem, a Frost scholar and close friend of the poet. Lathem annotated the more than 350 poems, making this the standard edition since it first appeared in 1969. His notes include bibliographical information on the publication of the poems and textual changes Frost made over the years. This is the most comprehensive collection of Frost's work. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray

Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays

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ISBN: 9781883011062
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Published: Library of America - October 1st, 1995

This beautiful Library of America edition of Frost's work collects all of his major poems, a generous selection of uncollected poems, the complete dramatic writing, and an extensive range of his prose. Editors Richard Poirier and Mark Richardson have included several manuscript items, among them his essays "Caveat Poeta" and "The Way There," as well as his remarks upon being appointed to the Library of Congress in 1958. Also here is Frost's written contribution for John F. Kennedy's inauguration and a pair of essays on "The Future of Man." ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


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ISBN: 9780679455141
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Published: Everyman's Library - June 24th, 1997

This marvelous little volume is part of the "Everyman's Library Pocket Poets" series. Despite its diminutive size, this is a high quality collection of Frost's poetry, very reasonably priced in this hardcover format. The poems were selected and edited by poet John Hollander, and range from the familiar -- "Mending Wall," "Birches," and "Out, Out---" to less well known works like "Maple." Hollander's brief forward describes Frost's characteristic poetic voice as a form of talk that is "high and yet colloquial." A marvelous gift edition for anyone who loves that voice. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


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