The Poets' Corner by John Lithgow
The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

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From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems.

The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction to appeal to readers new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud."

Every reader will enjoy reciting these poems with the entire family, appreciating how each one comes to life through the spoken word in this superlative poetry collection.

About John Lithgow

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John Lithgow is an award-winning actor, who has starred on stage, film and television. A New York Times bestselling author of eight books for children, he lives in New York and Los Angeles.
Published November 15, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 305 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A poem is then written in its entirety and at the conclusion John gives us his interpretation of what this poem means to him.

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Tony-winning Broadway star Harris won a record 5 Tony Awards, was nominated for an Oscar for her role in 'The Member of the Wedding,' and appeared on TV's 'Knots Landing.'.

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