Anthology of Modern American Poetry: Volume 1

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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 andlesser-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 firstappeared, 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.

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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 andlesser-known selections by women, minority, Native Ame...

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 Ameri...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsTable of ContentsTopical Table of ContentsWALT WHITMAN (1819-1892)One's Self I SingI Hear America SingingAs Adam Early in the MorningFor You O DemocracyI Hear It Was Charged Against MeA GlimpseVigil Strange I Kept on the Field One NightOut of the Cradle Endlessly RockingTOO-QUA-STEE/DEWITT CLINTON DUNCAN (1829-1909)The White Man's BurdenEMILY 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 HoeA Look Into the GulfOutwittedSADAKICHI HARTMANN (1867-1944)Cyanogen Seas Are SurgingTanka ITanka IIIEDGAR LEE MASTERS (1868-1950)Lucinda MatlockPetit, the PoetSeth ComptonTrainor, the DruggistMinerva JonesCleanthus TrillingW. E. B. DU BOIS (1868-1963)The Song of the SmokeEDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON (1869-1935)The House on the HillRichard CoryThe ClerksMiniver CheevyThe MillThe Dark HillsMr. Flood's PartyThe Tree in Pamela's GardenSTEPHEN CRANE (1871-1900)IN THE DESERTMANY RED DEVILS RAN FROM MY HEARTA newspaper is a collection of half-injusticesDo not weep, maiden, for war is kindDo not weep, babe, for war is kindJAMES WELDON JOHNSON (1871-1938)O Black and Unknown BardsThe CreationThe White WitchMy CityPAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR (1872-1906)We Wear the MaskWhen Malindy SingsSympathyThe Haunted OakALEXANDER POSEY (1873-1908)The DecreeOn the Capture and Imprisonment of Crazy Snake, January1901The Fall of the RedskinLOLA RIDGE (1873-1941)Stone Facefrom Ice HeartAMY LOWELL (1874-1925)A Fixed IdeaThe Mediterranean (from Sea-Blue and Blood-Red)Midday and Afternoon (from Spring Day)Thompson's Lunch Room-Grand Central StationThe TaxiSeptember, 1918The LetterVenus TransiensMadonna of the Evening FlowersThe Weather-Cock Points SouthOpalWakefulnessGrotesque` The SistersGERTRUDE STEIN (1874-1946)Susie AsadoPatriarchal PoetryROBERT FROST (1874-1963)The Mill CityThe Parlor JokeIn Hardwood GrovesMending WallHome BurialAfter Apple-PickingThe Wood-PileThe Road Not TakenBirchesThe Death of the Hired ManThe Vanishing RedPutting in the SeedOut, OutHyla BrookThe Oven BirdAn Old Man's Winter NightThe Hill WifeFire and IceGood-By and Keep ColdThe Need of Being Versed In Country ThingsDesignThe Witch of CoesStopping By Woods On A Snowy EveningNothing Gold Can StayNeither Out Far Nor in DeepProvide, provideNever Again Would Birds' Song Be the SameThe Gift OutrightALICE DUNBAR-NELSON (1875-1935)I Sit and SewCARL SANDBURG (1878-1967)ChicagoSubwayMuckersChild of the RomansNiggerButtonsPlanked WhitefishCool TombsGrassFogGargoyleElizabeth UmpsteadMan, The Man-HunterTwo HumptiesVACHEL LINDSAY (1879-1931)The CongoThe Child-heart in the MountainsCelestial Flowers of Glacier ParkThe Virginians Are Coming AgainWords About An Ancient QueenWALLACE STEVENS (1879-1955)Domination of BlackSea Surface Full of CloudsThirteen Ways of Looking at a BlackbirdTea at the Palaz of HoonFloral Decoration for BananasAnecdote of the JarDisillusionment of Ten O'clockA High-Toned Old Christian WomanThe Snow ManThe Emperor of Ice-CreamPeter Quince at the ClavierSunday MorningThe Death of a SoldierThe Idea of Order at Key WestMozart, 1935A Postcard from the VolcanoStudy of Two PearsOf Modern PoetryThe Course of a ParticularFinal Soliloquy of the Interior ParamourThe Plain Sense of ThingsAs You Leave the RoomA Clear Day and No MemoriesOf Mere BeingANGELINA WELD GRIMK (1880-1958)The Black FingerTenebrisA Mona LisaFragmentGEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON (1880-1966)The Heart of a WomanCommon DustMotherhoodMy Little DreamsMINA LOY (1882-1966)(There is No Life or Death)O HellSongs to JoannesANNE SPENCER (1882-1975)White ThingsLady, Lady(God never planted a garden)DunbarWILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (1883-1963)The Young HousewifePortrait of a LadyQueen-Anne's-LaceThe Widow's Lament in SpringtimeThe Great FigureSpring and AllTo ElsieThe Red WheelbarrowYoung SycamoreThe Descent of WinterThis is Just to SayProletarian PortraitThe YachtsThe DanceThe DescentAsphodel, That Greeny Flower, Book ILandscape with the Fall of IcarusARSENIUS CHALECO (1884-1939)The Indian RequiemSARA TEASDALE (1884-1933)I Shall Not CareEnoughSpring in the Naugatuck ValleyThere Will Come Soft RainsThe UnchangingELINOR WYLIE (1885-1928)The Eagle and the MoleAugustSanctuarySonnetSelf-PortraitLet No Charitable HopeEZRA POUND (1885-1972)A PactIn a Station of the MetroThe RestPortrait d'une FemmeThe River-Merchant's Wife: A Letterfrom 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 PoolOreadMid-daySea RoseGardenThe HelmsmanEurydiceHelenfrom The Walls Do Not Fall1639ROBINSON JEFFERS (1887-1962)Shine, Perishing RepublicFawn's Foster-MotherHurt HawksNovember SurfThe Purse-SeineFantasyCassandraVultureBirds and FishesFire on the HillsAntrim(I saw a regiment of soldiers)An Extinct Vertebrate(I walk on my cliff)The Epic StarsMARIANNE MOORE (1887-1972)Black EarthPoetryAn Egyptian Pulled Glass Bottle in the Shape of a FishThe FishSojourn in the WhaleA GraveyardSilencePeterMarriageAn OctopusNo Swan So FineThe PangolinBird-WittedThe Paper NautilusSpenser's IrelandT.S. ELIOT (1888-1965)The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockPreludesGerontionThe Waste LandThe Hollow MenJourney of the Magifrom Four Quartets:Burnt NortonJOHN CROWE RANSOM (1888-1974)Sonnets of a Selfish LoverBells for John Whiteside's DaughterCLAUDE McKAY (1889-1948)The Harlem DancerTo The White FiendsIf We Must DieThe LynchingThe Tropics in New YorkThe White CityAmericaOutcastMulattoThe Negro's TragedyLook WithinTigerEDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY (1892-1950)First FigSecond FigRecuerdoGrown-UpSpringI, Being Born a Woman and DistressedLove is not blindOh, oh, you will be sorry for that word!Sonnets from an Ungrafted TreeJustice Denied in MassachusettsSay That We Saw Spain DieARCHIBALD MacLEISH (1892-1982)Ars PoeticaThe Silent SlainThe End of the WorldDOROTHY PARKER (1893-1967)Unfortunate CoincidenceResumeOne Perfect RoseThomas CarlyleWalter Savage LandorNews ItemThe Dark Girl's RhymeGENEVIEVE TAGGARD (1894-1948)Everyday AlchemyWith ChildUp State--Depression SummerMill TownOde in Time of CrisisTo the Negro PeopleTo the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln BrigadeE.E. CUMMINGS (1894-1962)Thy fingers make early flowers ofin Just-O sweet spontaneousBuffalo Bill'sPoem, or Beauty Hurts Mr. Vinalnext to of course god america imy sweet old etceterai sing of Olaf glad and bigSpace being(don't forget to remember)Curvedr-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-ranyone lived in a pretty how townJEAN TOOMER (1894-1967)from Cane:ReapersNovember Cotton FlowerPortrait in GeorgiaHer Lips Are Copper WireCHARLES REZNIKOFF (1894-1976)AprilAphrodite Vraina(On Brooklyn Bridge, I Saw a Man Drop Dead)(I Walked through the Lonely Marsh)from Testimony: The United States (1885-1915):Negroesfrom Holocaust:MassacresHERMAN SPECTOR (1895-1959)Wiseguy TypeV. J. JEROME (1896-1965)A Negro Mother to Her ChildJOHN WHEELWRIGHT (1897-1940)Plantation DrouthCross QuestionsJOSEPH FREEMAN (1897-1965)Our age has CaesarsLUCIA TRENT (1897-1977)Breed, Women, BreedBlack MenParade the Narrow TurretsLOUISE BOGAN (1897-1970)MedusaThe CrowsWomenThe AlchemistThe DragonflyCassandraRUTH MARGARET MUSKRAT (1897-1982)Songs of the SpavinawSentencedHARRY CROSBY (1898-1929)Photoheliograph (For Lady A.)Pharmacie Du SoleilTattoofrom Short Introduction to the WordHART CRANE (1899-1932)October-NovemberBlack TambourineChaplinesqueEpisode of HandsPorphyro in AkronVoyages Ifrom The BridgeProem: to Brooklyn BridgeI Ave Mariafrom II (Powhatan's Daughter): The RiverIV Cape Hatterasfrom V (Three Songs): Southern CrossVI Quaker HillVIII AtlantisThe Mango TreeLYNN RIGGS (1899-1954)The Corrosive SeasonFootprintsALLEN TATE (1899-1979)Ode to the Confederate DeadMELVIN B. TOLSON (1900?-1966)Dark SymphonyLibretto for the Republic of LiberiaYVOR WINTERS (1900-1968)Sir Gawain and the Green KnightVacant LotSTERLING A. BROWN (1901-1989)Southern RoadScotty Has His SayMemphis BluesSlim in AtlantaRent Day BluesOld LemSharecroppersSouthern CopChoicesLAURA (RIDING) JACKSON (1901-1991)Helen's BurningThe Wind SuffersElegy in a Spider's WebThe Map of PlacesKENNETH FEARING (1902-1961)Dear Beatrice Fairfax$2.50DirgeDenouementLANGSTON HUGHES (1902-1967)QuestionNegroThe Negro Speaks of RiversThe Weary BluesThe Cat and the Saxophone (2 a.m.)To the Dark Mercedes of "El Palacio de Amor"MulattoJusticeFireWhite ShadowsChrist in AlabamaThree Songs About LynchingSilhouetteFlightLynching SongCome to the Waldorf-AstoriaGoodbye ChristBallad of RooseveltPark BenchLet America Be America AgainLetter from SpainThe Bitter RiverKu KluxShakespeare in HarlemMadam and the Phone BillBallad of the LandlordHarlemLate CornerDinner Guest: MeThe Backlash BluesBombings in DixieARNA BONTEMPS (1902-1973)A Black Man Talks of ReapingSouthern MansionMiraclesGWENDOLYN BENNETT (1902-1981)To a Dark GirlHeritageStreet Lamps in Early SpringDirge for a Free SpiritI Build America(Rapacious women who sit on steps at night)COUNTEE CULLEN (1903-1946)Christ RecrucifiedIn Praise of BoysIncidentFor a Lady I KnowYet Do I MarvelNear WhiteTableauHeritageFrom the Dark TowerLORINE NIEDECKER (1903-1970)Well, Spring Overflows the LandPaean to PlacePoet's workKAY BOYLE (1903-1993)A Communication to Nancy CunardCARL RAKOSI (1903-2004)The MenageAQUA LALUAH (1904-1950)The Serving GirlLullabyLOUIS ZUKOFSKY (1904-1978)To My Wash Stand"Mantis"A Song for the Year's EndBecause Tarzan Triumphs (from Light)Non Ti FidarJOHN BEECHER (1904-1980)Report to the StockholdersBeaufort TidesEngagement at the Salt ForkA Veteran's Day of RecollectionKENNETH REXROTH (1905-1982)The Love Poems of MarichikoROBERT PENN WARREN (1905-1989)GenealogyBearded OaksMother Makes the BiscuitsChain Saw at Dawn in Vermont in Time of DrouthNatural HistoryEvening HawkHeart of AutumnSTANLEY KUNITZ (1905-2006)The Wellfleet WhaleThe Snakes of SeptemberDay of ForebodingTouch MeJOSEPH KALAR (1906-1972)PapermillProsperity Blues: MinnesotaW. H. AUDEN (1907-1973)Musee des Beaux ArtsIn Memory of W. B. YeatsSeptember 1, 1939The Shield of AchillesTHEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963)CuttingsCuttings (later)Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartzefrom The Lost Son:The FlightMy Papa's WaltzI Knew a WomanNorth American Sequence:The LongingMeditation at Oyster RiverJourney to the InteriorThe Long WatersThe Far FieldThe RoseGEORGE OPPEN (1908-1984)Image of the EngineSurvival: InfantryIn AlsaceExodusEDWIN ROLFE (1909-1954)AsbestosSeason of DeathFirst LoveElegiaAfter Tu Fu (A.D. 713-770)Now the FogA Letter to the DenouncersAre You Now or Have You Ever BeenA Poem to Delight My Friends Who Laugh at Science-FictionIn Praise OfJune 19,1953Pastoral-1954Little Ballad for Americans--1954SOL FUNAROFF (1911-1942)Unemployed: 2 A.M.The Man At The Factory GateThe Bull in the Olive FieldGoin Mah Own RoadMURIEL RUKEYSER (1913-1980)The Book of the DeadThe Minotaur(To be a Jew in the Twentieth century)RiteThe Poem As MaskPoem (I lived in the first century of world wars)Poem White Page/ White Page PoemANGEL ISLAND: POEMS BY CHINESE IMMIGRANTS (1910-1940)Instead of remaining a citizen of ChinaThe seascape, resembling lichen, undulates endlesslyPutting away my books and my inkstoneDrifting like duckweedI write this poem to let my dear wife knowThe silver-red shirt is half covered with dustOver a hundred poems are on the wallsWhat have I done that I must sit in jail?Unoccupied, I opened the window of the wooden buildingAngel Island's three-beamed building shields only the bodyTwice I have crossed the blue oceanThe dragon out of water is humiliated by antsThe Flowery Flag will be taken down for ours to hoistI advise you never to sneak across the border for AmericaThe blue ocean surrounds a lone mountainAmerica has power, but not justiceWWI in Britain and Ireland:WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939)An Irish Airman Foresees His DeathThe Second ComingEDWARD THOMAS (1878-1917)RainFebruary AfternoonSIEGFRIED SASSOON (1886-1967)The Rear GuardDreamersRepression of War ExperienceThe GeneralISAAC ROSENBERG (1890-1918)Break of Day in the TrenchesDead Man's DumpWILFRED OWEN (1893-1918)Anthem for Doomed YouthDulce et Decorum EstGRAPHIC INTERPRETATIONS:EDWIN MARKHAMThe Man With the HoeVACHEL LINDSAYDrink for SaleThe Virginians Are Coming AgainLANGSTON HUGHESChrist in AlabamaCome to the Waldorf-AstoriaIndex of Poem TitlesIndex of PoetsAbout the Editor