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Anthology of Modern American Poetry: Volume 1 (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199920723

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Cary Nelson
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Anthology of Modern American Poetry, Second Edition, contains poems by more than ninety American poets born before 1910, including many who have not been anthologized before. Editor Cary Nelson introduces students to a diverse selection of vital poetry, presenting both canonical and lesser-known selections by women, minority, Native American, and progressive writers only rediscovered in the past two decades. In addition to offering the most detailed annotations available in an anthology of this type and selected poems in the beautifully illustrated form in which they first appeared, this is also the first collection to give full treatment to American long poems and poem sequences. Ideal for courses in Modern American Poetry, American Literature, Modern Poetry, and American Studies, Anthology of Modern American Poetry introduces students our diverse poetic heritage.

Index: 

WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892)
--One's Self I Sing
--I Hear America Singing
--As Adam Early in the Morning
--For You O Democracy
--I Hear It Was Charged Against Me
--A Glimpse
--Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
--Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
TOO-QUA-STEE/DEWITT CLINTON DUNCAN (1829-1909)
--The White Man's Burden
EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886)
--49 (I never lost as much but twice)
--258 There's a certain Slant of light,)
--280 (I felt a Funeral, in my Brain)
--303 (The Soul selects her own Society)
--341 (After great pain, a formal feeling comes-)
--435 (Much madness is divinest sense)
--465 (I heard a Fly buzz-when I died-)
--508 (I'm ceded-I've stopped being Theirs)
--520 (I started Early-Took my Dog-)
--585 (I like to see it lap the Miles-)
--601 (A still-Volcano-Life-)
--613 (They shut me up in Prose)
--657 (I dwell in Possibility-)
--712 (Because I could not stop for Death)
--754 (My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun-)
--1072 Title divine-is mine!)
--1129 (Tell all the Truth but tell it slant-)
--1705 (Volcanoes be in Sicily)
EDWIN MARKHAM (1852-1940)
--The Man With the Hoe
--A Look Into the Gulf
--Outwitted
SADAKICHI HARTMANN (1867-1944)
--Cyanogen Seas Are Surging
--Tanka I
--Tanka III
EDGAR LEE MASTERS (1868-1950)
--Lucinda Matlock
--Petit, the Poet
--Seth Compton
--Trainor, the Druggist
--Minerva Jones
--Cleanthus Trilling
W. E. B. DU BOIS (1868-1963)
--The Song of the Smoke
EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON (1869-1935)
--The House on the Hill
--Richard Cory
--The Clerks
--Miniver Cheevy
--The Mill
--Mr. Flood's Party
--The Tree in Pamela's Garden
--The Dark Hills
STEPHEN CRANE (1871-1900)
--In the Desert
--Many Red Devils Ran from My Heart
--A Newspaper Is a Collection of Half-Injustices
--Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind
--Do not weep, babe, for war is kind
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON (1871-1938)
--O Black and Unknown Bards
--The Creation
--The White Witch
--My City
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR (1872-1906)
--We Wear the Mask
--When Malindy Sings
--Sympathy
--The Haunted Oak
ALEXANDER POSEY (1873-1908)
--The Decree
--On the Capture and Imprisonment of Crazy Snake, January 1901
--The Fall of the Redskin
LOLA RIDGE (1873-1941)
--Stone Face
--from Ice Heart
AMY LOWELL (1874-1925)
--A Fixed Idea
--from Sea-Blue and Blood-Red
----- The Mediterranean
--from Spring Day
----- Midday and Afternoon
--Thompson's Lunch Room-Grand Central Station
--The Taxi
--September, 1918
--The Letter
--Venus Transiens
--Madonna of the Evening Flowers
--The Weather-Cock Points South
--Opal
--Wakefulness
--Grotesque'-----------------The Sisters
GERTRUDE STEIN (1874-1946)
--Susie Asado
--Patriarchal Poetry
ROBERT FROST (1874-1963)
--The Mill City
--The Parlor Joke
--In Hardwood Groves
--Mending Wall
--Home Burial
--After Apple-Picking
--The Wood-Pile
--The Road Not Taken
--Birches
--The Death of the Hired Man
--The Vanishing Red
--Putting in the Seed
--Out, Out
--Hyla Brook
--The Oven Bird
--An Old Man's Winter Night
--The Hill Wife
--Fire and Ice
--Good-By and Keep Cold
--The Need of Being Versed In Country Things
--Design
--The Witch of Coos
--Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
-----Nothing Gold Can Stay
-----Neither Out Far Nor In Deep
--Provide, Provide
--Never Again Would Birds' Song Be the Same
--The Gift Outright
ALICE DUNBAR-NELSON (1875-1935)
--I Sit and Sew
CARL SANDBURG (1878-1967)
--Chicago
--Subway
--Muckers
--Child of the Romans
--Nigger
--Buttons
--Planked Whitefish
--Cool Tombs
--Grass
--Fog
--Gargoyle
--Elizabeth Umpstead
--Man, The Man-Hunter
--Two Humpties
VACHEL LINDSAY (1879-1931)
--The Congo
--The Child-heart in the Mountains
--Celestial Flowers of Glacier Park
--The Virginians Are Coming Again
--Words About An Ancient Queen
WALLACE STEVENS (1879-1955)
--Domination of Black
--Sea Surface Full of Clouds
--Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
--Tea at the Palaz of Hoon
--Floral Decoration for Bananas
--Anecdote of the Jar
--Disillusionment of Ten O'clock
--A High-Toned Old Christian Woman
--The Snow Man
--The Emperor of Ice-Cream
--Peter Quince at the Clavier
--Sunday Morning
--The Death of a Soldier
--The Idea of Order at Key West
--Mozart, 1935
--A Postcard from the Volcano
--Study of Two Pears
--Of Modern Poetry
--The Course of a Particular
--Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour
--The Plain Sense of Things
--As You Leave the Room
--A Clear Day and No Memories
--Of Mere Being
ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE (1880-1958)
--The Black Finger
--Tenebris
--A Mona Lisa
--Fragment
GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON (1880-1966)
--The Heart of a Woman
--Common Dust
--Motherhood
--My Little Dreams
MINA LOY (1882-1966)
--(There is No Life or Death)
--O Hell
--Songs to Joannes
ANNE SPENCER (1882-1975)
--White Things
--Lady, Lady
--(God never planted a garden)
--Dunbar
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (1883-1963)
--The Young Housewife
--Portrait of a Lady
--Queen-Anne's-Lace
--The Widow's Lament in Springtime
--The Great Figure
--Spring and All
--To Elsie
--The Red Wheelbarrow
--Young Sycamore
--The Descent of Winter
--This is Just to Say
--Proletarian Portrait
--The Yachts
--The Dance
--The Descent
--Asphodel, That Greeny Flower, Book I
--Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
ARSENIUS CHALECO (1884-1939)
--The Indian Requiem
SARA TEASDALE (1884-1933)
--I Shall Not Care
--Enough
--Spring in the Naugatuck Valley
--There Will Come Soft Rains
--The Unchanging
ELINOR WYLIE (1885-1928)
--The Eagle and the Mole
--August
--Sanctuary
--Sonnet
--Self-Portrait
--Let No Charitable Hope
EZRA POUND (1885-1972)
--A Pact
--In a Station of the Metro
--The Rest
--Portrait d'une Femme
--The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
--from THE CANTOS:
---I (And then went down to the ship)
---IX (One year floods rose)
---XLV (With Usura)
---LXXXI (Zeus lies in Ceres' bosom)
---CXVI (Came Neptunus)
---Notes for CXVII (I have tried to write paradise)
H. D. (HILDA DOOLITTLE) (1886-1961)
--The Pool
--Oread
--Mid-day
--Sea Rose
--Garden
--The Helmsman
--Eurydice
--Helen
--from The Walls Do Not Fall
---1
---6
---39
ROBINSON JEFFERS (1887-1962)
--Shine, Perishing Republic
--Fawn's Foster-Mother
--Hurt Hawks
--November Surf
--The Purse-Seine
--Fantasy
--Cassandra
--Vulture
-----Birds and Fishes
--Fire on the Hills
--Antrim
--(I saw a regiment of soldiers)
--An Extinct Vertebrate
--(I walk on my cliff)
--The Epic Stars
MARIANNE MOORE (1887-1972)
--Black Earth
--Poetry
-----An Egyptian Pulled Glass Bottle in the Shape of a Fish
--The Fish
-----Sojourn in the Whale
--A Graveyard
--Silence
--Peter
--Marriage
--An Octopus
--No Swan So Fine
--The Pangolin
--Bird-Witted
--The Paper Nautilus
--Spenser's Ireland
T. S. ELIOT (1888-1965)
--The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
--Preludes
--Gerontion
--The Waste Land
--The Hollow Men
--Journey of the Magi
--from Four Quartets:
---Burnt Norton
JOHN CROWE RANSOM (1888-1974)
--Sonnets of a Selfish Lover
--Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
CLAUDE MCKAY (1889-1948)
--The Harlem Dancer
--To The White Fiends
--If We Must Die
--The Lynching
--The Tropics in New York
--The White City
--America
--Outcast
--Mulatto
--The Negro's Tragedy
--Look Within
--Tiger
EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY (1892-1950)
--First Fig
--Second Fig
--Recuerdo
--Grown-Up
--Spring
--I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed
--Love is not blind
--Oh, oh, you will be sorry for that word!
--Sonnets from an Ungrafted Tree
--Justice Denied in Massachusetts
--Say That We Saw Spain Die
ARCHIBALD MACLEISH (1892-1982)
--Ars Poetica
--The Silent Slain
--The End of the World
DOROTHY PARKER (1893-1967)
--Unfortunate Coincidence
--Resume
--One Perfect Rose
--Thomas Carlyle
--Walter Savage Landor
--News Item
--The Dark Girl's Rhyme
GENEVIEVE TAGGARD (1894-1948)
--Everyday Alchemy
--With Child
--Up State
--Mill Town
--Ode in Time of Crisis
--To the Negro People
--To the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
E. E. CUMMINGS (1894-1962)
--Thy fingers make early flowers of
--in Just-
--O sweet spontaneous
--Buffalo Bill's
--Poem, or Beauty Hurts Mr. Vinal
--"next to of course god america i
--my sweet old etcetera
--i sing of Olaf glad and big
--Space being(don't forget to remember)Curved
--r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r
--anyone lived in a pretty how town
JEAN TOOMER (1894-1967)
--from Cane:
---Reapers
---November Cotton Flower
---Portrait in Georgia
---Her Lips Are Copper Wire
CHARLES REZNIKOFF (1894-1976)
--April
--Aphrodite Vraina
--(On Brooklyn Bridge, I Saw a Man Drop Dead)
--(I Walked through the Lonely Marsh)
--from Testimony: The United States (1885-1915):
---Negroes
--from Holocaust:
---Massacres
HERMAN SPECTOR (1895-1959)
--Wiseguy Type
V. J. JEROME (1896-1965)
--A Negro Mother to Her Child
JOHN WHEELWRIGHT (1897-1940)
--Plantation Drouth
--Cross Questions
JOSEPH FREEMAN (1897-1965)
--Our age has Caesars
LUCIA TRENT (1897-1977)
--Breed, Women, Breed
--Black Men
--Parade the Narrow Turrets
LOUISE BOGAN (1897-1970)
--Medusa
--The Crows
--Women
--The Alchemist
--The Dragonfly
--Cassandra
RUTH MARGARET MUSKRAT (1897-1982)
--Songs of the Spavinaw
--Sentenced
HARRY CROSBY (1898-1929)
--Photoheliograph (For Lady A.)
--Pharmacie Du Soleil
--Tattoo
--from Short Introduction to the Word
HART CRANE (1899-1932)
--October-November
--Black Tambourine
--Chaplinesque
-----Episode of Hands
-----Porphyro in Akron
--Voyages I
--from The Bridge
---Poem: to Brooklyn Bridge
----------I Ave Maria
----------from II (Powhatan's Daughter): The River
----------IV Cape Hatteras
----------from V (Three Songs): Southern Cross
----------VI Quaker Hill
----------VIII Atlantis
--The Mango Tree
LYNN RIGGS (1899-1954)
--The Corrosive Season
--Footprints
ALLEN TATE (1899-1979)
--Ode to the Confederate Dead
MELVIN B. TOLSON (1900?-1966)
--Dark Symphony
--Libretto for the Republic of Liberia
YVOR WINTERS (1900-1968)
--Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
--Vacant Lot
STERLING A. BROWN (1901-1989)
--Southern Road
--Scotty Has His Say
--Memphis Blues
--Slim in Atlanta
--Slim in Hell
--Rent Day Blues
--Old Lem
--Sharecroppers
--Southern Cop
--Choices
LAURA (RIDING) JACKSON (1901-1991)
--Helen's Burning
--The Wind Suffers
--Elegy in a Spider's Web
--The Map of Places
KENNETH FEARING (1902-1961)
--Dear Beatrice Fairfax
--$2.50
--Dirge
--Denouement
LANGSTON HUGHES (1902-1967)
--Question
--Negro
--The Negro Speaks of Rivers
--The Weary Blues
--The Cat and the Saxophone (2 a.m.)
--To the Dark Mercedes of "El Palacio de Amor"
--Mulatto
--Justice
--Fire
--White Shadows
--Christ in Alabama
--Three Songs About Lynching:
---Silhouette
---Flight
---Lynching Song
--Come to the Waldorf-Astoria
--Goodbye Christ
--Ballad of Roosevelt
--Park Bench
--Let America Be America Again
--Letter from Spain
--The Bitter River
--Ku Klux
--Shakespeare in Harlem
--Madam and the Phone Bill
--Ballad of the Landlord
--Harlem
--Late Corner
--Dinner Guest: Me
--The Backlash Blues
--Bombings in Dixie
ARNA BONTEMPS (1902-1973)
--A Black Man Talks of Reaping
--Southern Mansion
--Miracles
GWENDOLYN BENNETT (1902-1981)
--To a Dark Girl
--Heritage
--Street Lamps in Early Spring
--Dirge for a Free Spirit
--I Build America
--(Rapacious women who sit on steps at night)
COUNTEE CULLEN (1903-1946)
--Christ Recrucified
-----In Praise of Boys
--Incident
--For a Lady I Know
--Yet Do I Marvel
--Near White
--Tableau
--Heritage
--From the Dark Tower
LORINE NIEDECKER (1903-1970)
--Well, Spring Overflows the Land
--Paean to Place
--Poet's work
KAY BOYLE (1903-1993)
--A Communication to Nancy Cunard
CARL RAKOSI (1903-2004)
--The Menage
AQUA LALUAH (1904-1950)
--The Serving Girl
--Lullaby
LOUIS ZUKOFSKY (1904-1978)
--To My Wash Stand
--"Mantis"
--A Song for the Year's End
--Because Tarzan Triumphs (from Light)
--Non Ti Fidar
JOHN BEECHER (1904-1980)
--Report to the Stockholders
--Beaufort Tides
--Engagement at the Salt Fork
--A Veteran's Day of Recollection
KENNETH REXROTH (1905-1982)
--The Love Poems of Marichiko
ROBERT PENN WARREN (1905-1989)
--Genealogy
--Bearded Oaks
--Mother Makes the Biscuits
--Chain Saw at Dawn in Vermont in Time of Drouth
--Natural History
--Evening Hawk
--Heart of Autumn
STANLEY KUNITZ (1905-2006)
--The Wellfleet Whale
--The Snakes of September
--Day of Foreboding
--Touch Me
JOSEPH KALAR (1906-1972)
--Papermill
--Prosperity Blues: Minnesota
W. H. AUDEN (1907-1973)
--Musee des Beaux Arts
--In Memory of W. B. Yeats
--September 1, 1939
--The Shield of Achilles
THEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963)
--Cuttings
--Cuttings (later)
--Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze
--from The Lost Son:
---The Flight
--My Papa's Waltz
--I Knew a Woman
--North American Sequence:
---The Longing
---Meditation at Oyster River
---Journey to the Interior
---The Long Waters
---The Far Field
---The Rose
GEORGE OPPEN (1908-1984)
--Image of the Engine
--Survival: Infantry
--In Alsace
--Exodus
EDWIN ROLFE (1909-1954)
--Asbestos
--Season of Death
--First Love
--Elegia
--After Tu Fu (A.D. 713-770)
--Now the Fog
--A Letter to the Denouncers
--Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
--A Poem to Delight My Friends Who Laugh at Science-Fiction
--In Praise Of
--June 19,1953
--Pastoral-1954
--Little Ballad for Americans--1954
SOL FUNAROFF (1911-1942)
--Unemployed: 2 A.M.
--The Man At The Factory Gate
-----The Bull in the Olive Field
--Goin Mah Own Road
MURIEL RUKEYSER (1913-1980)
--The Book of the Dead
--The Minotaur
--(To be a Jew in the Twentieth century)
--Rite
--The Poem As Mask
--Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars)
--Poem White Page/ White Page Poem
ANGEL ISLAND: POEMS BY CHINESE IMMIGRANTS (1910-1940)
--Instead of remaining a citizen of China
--The seascape, resembling lichen, undulates endlessly
--Putting away my books and my inkstone
--Drifting like duckweed
--I write this poem to let my dear wife know
--The silver-red shirt is half covered with dust
--Over a hundred poems are on the walls
--What have I done that I must sit in jail?
--Unoccupied, I opened the window of the wooden building
--Angel Island's three-beamed building shields only the body
--Twice I have crossed the blue ocean
--The dragon out of water is humiliated by ants
--The Flowery Flag will be taken down for ours to hoist
--I advise you never to sneak across the border for America
--The blue ocean surrounds a lone mountain
--America has power, but not justice
WWI IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND:
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939)
--An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
--The Second Coming
EDWARD THOMAS (1878-1917)
--Rain
--February Afternoon
SIEGFRIED SASSOON (1886-1967)
--The Rear Guard
--Dreamers
--Repression of War Experience
--The General
ISAAC ROSENBERG (1890-1918)
--Break of Day in the Trenches
--Dead Man's Dump
WILFRED OWEN (1893-1918)
--Anthem for Doomed Youth
--Dulce et Decorum Est
GRAPHIC INTERPRETATIONS:
EDWIN MARKHAM
--The Man With the Hoe
VACHEL LINDSAY
--Drink for Sale
--The Virginians Are Coming Again
LANGSTON HUGHES
--Christ in Alabama
--Come to the Waldorf-Astoria

About the author: 

Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author or editor of 28 books, including Repression and Recovery: Modern American Poetry and The Politics of Cultural Memory, 1910-1945 (1989), which helped revolutionize the study of American poetry.

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