An Invitation to Poetry: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology (Paperback)
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The widely acclaimed Favorite Poem Project anthology, An Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz, is now available in a value-priced student paperback edition.
Bringing together 200 poems chosen by American readers, the anthology includes work by Sappho, Keats, Rilke, Whitman, and Dickinson, as well as by contemporary poets. The selections are introduced by people from all walks of life—a construction worker, a Supreme Court justice, a glass blower, a marine—each commenting on his or her connection to the poem.
An Invitation to Poetry is accompanied by a free DVD featuring a video introduction by Robert Pinsky and 27 of the Favorite Poem Project segments as seen on PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
About the Author
Maggie Dietz is the Favorite Poem Project's director. She lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Robert Pinsky is the author of numerous books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Figured Wheel, and prose, including Democracy, Culture and the Life of Poetry. US. poet laureate from 1997 to 2000, he now teaches at Boston University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.