Eight American Poets by Joel Conarroe

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Extensive selections from the major American poets of the second half of the twentieth century: Roethke, Bishop, Lowell, Berryman, Sexton, Ginsberg, Plath, and Merrill.

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The author of books and essays about American poetry and fiction and the editor Six American Poets, Joel Conarroe is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which awards fellowships to artists and scholars. He has previously served as chairman of the English department and dean of arts and sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and as executive director fo the Modern Language Association. He has earned degrees from Davidson College, Cornell University, and New York University, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by several institutions.
Published September 20, 1994 by Random House. 306 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The effect of this companionable canonical anthology is like that of a classic, high-aiming radio talk show as Conarroe assembles a selective generational gathering of remarkable current or recent American poets.

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