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Title:
Contemporary poetry of New England
Author:
Pack, Robert, 1929-
Publication Information:
Hanover, NH : Published by University Press of New England [for] Middlebury College Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xv, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780874519655

9780874519662
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Book

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Experience New England's landscape and seasons, its cities and towns, its history and people, with 58 poets as your guide.


Summary

This collection of 178 recent poems about New England is a testament to the region's enduring power as a source of inspiration for poets. Its refreshing mixture of well-known writers long associated with the region and vibrant new voices, transforms the elements of regionality in refreshing new ways with appealing stories and reminiscences.

Contributors -- Julia Alvarez, Peter Balakian, Jennifer Bates, Philip Booth, T. Alan Broughton, Rosellen Brown, David Budbill, John Canaday, Leslie Dauer, Peter Davison, Greg Delanty, Mark Doty, John Engels, Carol Frost, Richard Frost, Jeffrey Harrison, Laban Carrick Hill, David Huddle, Cynthia Huntington, Richard Jackson, Erica Jong, Richard Kenney, Galway Kinnel, Maxine Kumin, Sydney Lea, Brad Leithauser, Gary Margolis, Paul Mariani, Cleopatra Mathis, Gardner McFall, Wesley McNair, Nora Mitchell, Susan Mitchell, Nancy Nahra, Alfred Nicol, Carole Simmons Oles, April Ossmann, Robert Pack, Jay Parini, Joel B. Peckham, Jr., Kevin Pilkington, Verandah Porche, Lawrence Raab, [Ira Sadoff], Mary Jo Salter, Neil Shepard, Jane Shore, Robert Siegel, Diane Swan, John Tagliabue, Sue Ellen Thompson, Pauls Toutonghi, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Rosanna Warren, Emily Wheeler, Richard Wilbur, Nancy Willard, Baron Wormser


Author Notes

ROBERT PACK taught for nearly four decades at Middlebury College and was Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference for many years. Currently he is teaching at the University of Montana. He has published eighteen volumes of poetry, including Fathering the Map and Rounding It Out. Poet, novelist, and biographer JAY PARINI teaches at Middlebury College. His most recent volumes of poetry are Town Life and House of Days.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Ice fishing, Robert Frost and the Boston Red Sox's reliable losing streaks are among the subjects taken up in Contemporary Poetry of New England, edited by poet and former Breadloaf Writers' Conference director Robert Pack (Fathering the Map) and poet and novelist Jay Parini (House of Days). The anthology features work from Mark Doty, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin and many other poets, including some Rosellen Brown, Julia Alvarez probably more familiar to readers for their fiction. Pastoral landscapes abound, Emerson and Dickinson are regularly apostrophized and there are many, many snowstorms. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Publisher's Weekly Review

Ice fishing, Robert Frost and the Boston Red Sox's reliable losing streaks are among the subjects taken up in Contemporary Poetry of New England, edited by poet and former Breadloaf Writers' Conference director Robert Pack (Fathering the Map) and poet and novelist Jay Parini (House of Days). The anthology features work from Mark Doty, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin and many other poets, including some Rosellen Brown, Julia Alvarez probably more familiar to readers for their fiction. Pastoral landscapes abound, Emerson and Dickinson are regularly apostrophized and there are many, many snowstorms. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved