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The four centuries of poetry in this collection represent the growth and shaping of the American spirit. Nearly 800 masterpieces by 115 American poetics are included in this single volume beginning with Anne Bradstreet. Read the graceful love poetry of Emily Dickinson, the powerful voice of Walt Whitman, the dark musings of Edgar Allan Poe; poems by T.S. Eliot, Robert Lowe The four centuries of poetry in this collection represent the growth and shaping of the American spirit. Nearly 800 masterpieces by 115 American poetics are included in this single volume beginning with Anne Bradstreet. Read the graceful love poetry of Emily Dickinson, the powerful voice of Walt Whitman, the dark musings of Edgar Allan Poe; poems by T.S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Langston Hughes, Theodore Roethke, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Gertrude Stein, E.E. Cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ogden Nash, Anne Sexton, Hart Crane, Erica Jong, Adrienne Rich, among others. Fully indexed by poet, title, and first line. Sure to bring years of browsing and reading pleasure.


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The four centuries of poetry in this collection represent the growth and shaping of the American spirit. Nearly 800 masterpieces by 115 American poetics are included in this single volume beginning with Anne Bradstreet. Read the graceful love poetry of Emily Dickinson, the powerful voice of Walt Whitman, the dark musings of Edgar Allan Poe; poems by T.S. Eliot, Robert Lowe The four centuries of poetry in this collection represent the growth and shaping of the American spirit. Nearly 800 masterpieces by 115 American poetics are included in this single volume beginning with Anne Bradstreet. Read the graceful love poetry of Emily Dickinson, the powerful voice of Walt Whitman, the dark musings of Edgar Allan Poe; poems by T.S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Langston Hughes, Theodore Roethke, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Gertrude Stein, E.E. Cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ogden Nash, Anne Sexton, Hart Crane, Erica Jong, Adrienne Rich, among others. Fully indexed by poet, title, and first line. Sure to bring years of browsing and reading pleasure.

30 review for Treasury of American Poetry

  1. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    This book has some of my favorite poems by my favorite poets. I especially love 'Birches' by Robert Frost, 'Hope Is the Thing With Feathers' by Emily Dickinson, and 'The Raven' by Edgar Allen Poe. There are so many great ones in this book that I can't even begin to name them all. Lately I have been keeping this book on my nightstand and I open it to a random page each night and read. This book has some of my favorite poems by my favorite poets. I especially love 'Birches' by Robert Frost, 'Hope Is the Thing With Feathers' by Emily Dickinson, and 'The Raven' by Edgar Allen Poe. There are so many great ones in this book that I can't even begin to name them all. Lately I have been keeping this book on my nightstand and I open it to a random page each night and read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    I also picked this up at a thrift store recently and I have been reading a few poems each day to my kids. I have been surprised and delighted with this collection as it's more comprehensive than I would have guessed upon first picking it up. I also picked this up at a thrift store recently and I have been reading a few poems each day to my kids. I have been surprised and delighted with this collection as it's more comprehensive than I would have guessed upon first picking it up.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Pamela(AllHoney)

    My copy was published 1978, a hardback by Doubleday with isbn of 0-385-12033-X. A collection of American Poetry. I love flipping through it and reading a poem and reflecting.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    This is not a review. This is a list of poems I especially enjoyed, poems which remain relevant today, or poems I'd generally like to remember from the collection: Philip Freneau - On a Honey Bee Drinking from a Glass of Wine and Drowned Therein Joel Barlow - The Hasty Pudding Oliver Wendell Holmes - The Deacon's Masterpiece, or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay" James Russell Lowell - A Fable For Critics Walt Whitman - Oh Captain, My Captain (thanks, Robin Williams) From a Slave Marriage Ceremony Emily Di This is not a review. This is a list of poems I especially enjoyed, poems which remain relevant today, or poems I'd generally like to remember from the collection: Philip Freneau - On a Honey Bee Drinking from a Glass of Wine and Drowned Therein Joel Barlow - The Hasty Pudding Oliver Wendell Holmes - The Deacon's Masterpiece, or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay" James Russell Lowell - A Fable For Critics Walt Whitman - Oh Captain, My Captain (thanks, Robin Williams) From a Slave Marriage Ceremony Emily Dickinson - 185 Emily Dickinson - 1263 Edwin Arlington Robinson - Richard Cory Stephen Crane - A Man Said to the Universe Carl Sandberg - I Am the People, the Mob Ezra Pound - Salutation Marianne Moore - Poetry Ogden Nash - The Terrible People Gwendolyn Brooks - Riot Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Constantly Risking Absurdity James Schevill - A Screamer Discusses Methods of Screaming James Dickey - The Sheep Child Louis Simpson - American Poetry Jane Cooper - Rent Maxine Kumin - After Love Robert Creeley - The Warning Galway Kinnell - The Bear Paul Petrie - The Old Pro's Lament Gregory Corso - Marriage Lucille Clifton - For deLawd June Jordan - Poem to My Sister, Ethel Ennis... Richard Kostelanetz - Tribute to Henry Ford Haki R. Madhubuti - Mixed Sketches Nikki Giovanni - Kidnap Poem

  5. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin Mester

    As far as poetry collections go, this is one of the best I've come across. Anyone who has ever casually picked up a volume of collected poems, you've probably quickly been disappointed with how dry and inaccessible the poems are. While some of the poems in this collection are more work than pleasure, by and large, Sullivan has compiled some of the most touching and meaning poems of American poets. This volume introduced me to my favorite poem of all time, Recuerdo, by Edna St Vincent Millay. Thi As far as poetry collections go, this is one of the best I've come across. Anyone who has ever casually picked up a volume of collected poems, you've probably quickly been disappointed with how dry and inaccessible the poems are. While some of the poems in this collection are more work than pleasure, by and large, Sullivan has compiled some of the most touching and meaning poems of American poets. This volume introduced me to my favorite poem of all time, Recuerdo, by Edna St Vincent Millay. This is a good volume of poems for the casual reader who doesn't yet know if they want to dive in to the wonderful world of poetry. The only thing I take issue with is that Sullivan had no representation for one of the best American poets, Sara Teasdale. I couldn't give it a five star rating when it left out such a talented poet.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ashley (JaffaCaffa)

    I am no expert on poetry, I have only read a handful which is why I decided to read this and expand my horizons! I have always been interested in poetry, but never took the time to appreciate it. Here's my ratings of the poems I read, more for future reference than anything, so I can look back and see which poets were my favourites and why. Feel free to read the ones I rated highly, or suggest other poems you think I may like! E. E. Cummings: "Anyone lived in a pretty how town" ★★ Countee Cullen: I am no expert on poetry, I have only read a handful which is why I decided to read this and expand my horizons! I have always been interested in poetry, but never took the time to appreciate it. Here's my ratings of the poems I read, more for future reference than anything, so I can look back and see which poets were my favourites and why. Feel free to read the ones I rated highly, or suggest other poems you think I may like! E. E. Cummings: "Anyone lived in a pretty how town" ★★ Countee Cullen: "Yet Do I Marvel" ★★★ Walt Whitman: "O Captain! My Captain!" ★★★★★ T. S. Eliot: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" ★★ I liked it, just too drawn out. Robert Frost: "Provide, Provide" ★★ "The Oven Bird" ★★★ "The Road Not Taken" ★ Generic. "Fire and Ice" ★★★★ "Design" ★★ Randall Jarrell: "The Lost Children" ★★★★ "Losses" ★★★★★ "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" ★★★★ Such a powerful poem, making you open your eyes to the devastation that is war. The deaths are not a statistic, but a count of each individual soul who had their lives taken away from them. William Carlos Williams: "Tract" ★★★

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cameron Kobes

    I'm slowly making through this anthology, just a few poems a day. I really love it. Wouldn't recommend it for a thorough knowledge of any poet, but it's excellent for giving introductions to an extensive set of great poets. I'm slowly making through this anthology, just a few poems a day. I really love it. Wouldn't recommend it for a thorough knowledge of any poet, but it's excellent for giving introductions to an extensive set of great poets.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dottie

    Poetry is just something I need to have on hand.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Florence

    This book introduced me to Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" which I profoundly loved. No other poet in the book affected me as much. This book introduced me to Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" which I profoundly loved. No other poet in the book affected me as much.

  10. 5 out of 5

    kenneth

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  11. 4 out of 5

    David

    I am on a poetry kick right now!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lisi

    A fantastic collection of some of the best American poetry ever! I especially love the poems of E.E. Cummings.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carla

  14. 5 out of 5

    Suzi

  15. 5 out of 5

    Janet Lola

  16. 5 out of 5

    Gregory Desmond

  17. 5 out of 5

    Al

  18. 4 out of 5

    Susan Degnan

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kat

  20. 5 out of 5

    Wendi (BrokenBinding)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Denise DeRocher

  22. 4 out of 5

    paul brounstein

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Barton

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emily

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mientje

  26. 5 out of 5

    Shruti Buddhavarapu

  27. 4 out of 5

    Heather

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tina

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sunshine

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kitty Jay

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