From the Inside Flap
INCLUDES AN 80-MINUTE AUDIO CD FEATURING ORIGINAL RECORDINGS OF MAJOR POETS READING THEIR WORK. Here is the prefect introduction to the best poems written since the start of the 20th century, their authors and their themes. Over 150 essential poems are accompanied by a brief discussion by poetry authority Michael Schmidt that provides insight, observations and the historical context for each poet and their work. 50 English-language poets are explored, including Robert Frost, W.B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, Rudyard Kipling, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Robinson Jeffers, Marianne Moore, T.S. Eliot, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, Allen Tate, Laura Riding, Langston Hughes, W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbury, Adrienne Rich and Sylvia Plath. With an introduction that suggests ways to appreciate the poems, and a glossary that demystifies the concepts and movements of modern poetry, the Great Modern Poets is an ideal welcome to the pleasures and insights poetry has to offer.
From the Back Cover
Reproduced within this book are the essential poems of Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, D.H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wilfred Owen, John Betjeman, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Philip Larkin, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney and many other major poets of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. For each, Michael Schmidt has provided an insight into their themes and the background to their work, opening for the reader a greater understanding and enjoyment of these extraordinary poems.