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This anthology embodies Robert Pinsky's dedication to find America's cherished poems, his designated project as Poet Laureate of the USA. the choices during this anthology have been selected from the non-public letters of hundreds of thousands of usa citizens who replied to Robert Pinsky's invitation to put in writing to him approximately their favourite poems. a few poems are thoughts valuable within the brain on the grounds that adolescence; a few crystallize the eagerness of affection or remember the path of loss and sorrow. The poems and poets during this anthology--from Sappho to Lorca, from Shakespeare and Chaucer to Gwendolyn Brooks, Louise Glck, and Allen Ginsberg--are poems to be learn aloud and memorized, poems to be celebrated as a part of our nation's cultural inheritance. Accompanying the poems are reviews by means of those that converse now not as specialist critics yet as passionate readers of varied a long time, professions and areas. This anthology, in a way not like the other, discloses the wealthy and energetic presence of poetry in American existence on the millennium and offers a portrait of the U.S. during the lens of poetry. the favourite Poem venture is an reputable a part of the Bicentennial get together of the Library of Congress and the White apartment Millennium Council.
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