A Poet’s Sourcebook: Writings about Poetry, from the Ancient World to the Present

US List Price: $34.95

A Poet’s Sourcebook: Writings about Poetry, from the Ancient World to the Present

US List Price: $34.95

A collection of writings about poetry from both ancient and contemporary writers including Homer, Plato, Aristotle, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, Philip Levine, Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, and Rita Dove.

“This anthology is…one reader’s record of the long human need to make poetry. For no matter how distant in time those individuals have become, reading about that need, in both their own words and the words of others, keeps our relationship with them intimate and immediate.”

Dawn Potter

Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, held each summer at Robert Frost’s home in Franconia, New Hampshire. She is the author of seven books of prose and poetry, most recently The Vagabond’s Bookshelf: A Reader’s Memoir. In addition to writing, teaching, and editing, she sings and plays fiddle with the band Doughty […]

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