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50 Years of Books to Remember: Best Words Best Order: Poets with passion and polish

Beowulf
Beowulf A New Verse Translation (Book - 2000 ) 829.3 Beowulf and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A vivid translation of the classic tale of bravery and monsters, heroism and loss.

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde By Lorde, Audre (Book - 1997 ) 811 Lorde and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The definitive edition of the work of the great poet and activist.

Complete Poems
Complete Poems By Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 (Book - 1994 ) 811 Moore and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Old, new, and revised work from the famed eighty-year-old poet. (Complete Poems published in 1994 by Penguin.)

Life Studies, and For the Union Dead
Life Studies, and For the Union Dead By Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 (Book - 1967 ) 811 Lowell and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Precise and elegant poetry about the current problems facing man in the sixties. (Two of Lowell's finest books of poetry were combined and published in 1967 with a new title - Life Studies, and For the Union Dead.)

On the Bus With Rosa Parks
On the Bus With Rosa Parks Poems By Dove, Rita (Book - 1999 ) 811 Dove and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The former Poet Laureate's new collection sheds light on both history's most famous and most forgotten characters.

Poems: Selected and New, 1950-1974
Poems: Selected and New, 1950-1974 [by] Adrienne Rich By Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012 (Book - 1974 ) 811 Rich Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A major American poet's own selection of her work which serves not only as a retrospective, but also as "the graph of a process still going on."

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A representative selection from over 1500 titles on annual lists of Books to Remember from 1956 to 2005. Compiled by Francie Einenkel and Susan Chute, Librarians, The New York Public Library.


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