Mentor Book of Major American Poets

Mentor Book of Major American Poets

by Oscar Williams (Editor), Edwin Honig (Editor)
Publisher: Mentor Books
Mass market paperback, 535 pages
Price: $8.99
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There are several useful anthologies representing American poetry from Colonial times to the present. But they invariably include much secondary material. For, where the aim is comprehensiveness, anywhere between sixty and a hundred poets must be exhibited. Profusion brings confusion. There is some need, then, for a compact anthology restricted to sizable selections from the works of only the proven and best American poets. This attempts to be just such an anthology.

Editors Oscar Williams and Edwin Honig concentrate on the work of twenty major American poets. They include sizable selections from the poetry of:

  • Edward Taylor
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Walt Whitman
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson
  • Stephen Crane
  • Robert Frost
  • Vachel Lindsay
  • Wallace Stevens
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Ezra Pound
  • Marianne Moore
  • John Crowe Ransom
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Archibald MacLeish
  • E. E. Cummings
  • Hart Crane
  • W. H. Auden
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