Poetry 180

Poetry 180

A Turning Back to Poetry

Book - 2003
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A dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America's Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

Inspired by Billy Collins's poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is the perfect anthology for readers who appreciate engaging, thoughtful poems that are an immediate pleasure.

A 180-degree turn implies a turning back--in this case, to poetry. A collection of 180 poems by the most exciting poets at work today, Poetry 180 represents the richness and diversity of the form, and is designed to beckon readers with a selection of poems that are impossible not to love at first glance. Open the anthology to any page and discover a new poem to cherish, or savor all the poems, one at a time, to feel the full measure of contemporary poetry's vibrance and abundance.

With poems by Catherine Bowman, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Dana Gioia, Edward Hirsch, Galway Kinnell, Kenneth Koch, Philip Levine, Thomas Lux, William Matthews, Frances Mayes, Paul Muldoon, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Katha Pollitt, Mary Jo Salter, Charles Simic, David Wojahn, Paul Zimmer, and many more.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2003.
ISBN: 9780812968873
Characteristics: xxiv, 323 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Collins, Billy

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Apr 22, 2011

A great place to start for someone looking to get into poetry. Very accessible writings with a lot of variety.

Jul 08, 2010

This is poetry that everyday people can read. It isn't "dumbed down", it's just accessible. If more poets wrote poems like these, poetry would have a much better reputation with the general public these days. Great read.


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