Another wonderful poetry anthology from Garrison Keillor-rooted in the American landscape.
Greatness comes in many forms, and as Garrison Keillor demonstrates daily onThe Writer's Almanac, the most affecting poems in the canon are in plain English. Third in Keillor's series of anthologies, Good Poems, American Placesbrings together poems that celebrate the geography and culture that bind us together as a nation. Think of these poems as postcards from the road, by poets who've gotten carried away by a particular place-a town in Kansas, a kitchen window in Nantucket, a Manhattan street, a farm in western Minnesota. Featuring famous poets and brash unknowns alike, the verses in this exhilarating collection prove that the heart can be exalted anywhere in America.
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From Garrison Keillor:
“Good Poems, American Places. A generous selection of poems from The Writers Almanac in which poets express their love of American scenes ---- Kenneth Rexroth in the High Sierras, May Swenson in New York, Maxine Kumin’s horse farm in New Hampshire, Jim Harrison on the Arizona desert, Barbara Hamby’s ode to hardware stores, road poems, poems about big cities and the vast plains and the ocean shore, including chapters entitled “Good Work,” “A Sort of Rapture,” “2x2x2,” “Out West,” and “On the Avenue.”