Poems of New York

Poems of New York

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
New York City has always been a larger-than-life, half-mythical place, and this collection offers an appropriately stunning mosaic of its many incarnations in poetry–ranging from Walt Whitman’s exuberant celebrations to contemporary poets’ moving responses to the September 11 attack on the city.

All the icons of this greatest of cities swirl and flash through these pages: taxis and subways, bridges and skyscrapers, ghettos and roof gardens and fire escapes, from the South Bronx to Coney Island to Broadway to Central Park, and from Langston Hughes’s Harlem to James Merrill’s Upper East Side. Wallace Stevens, e. e. cummings, W. H. Auden, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Ginsberg, and Audre Lorde are just a few of the poets gathered here, alongside a host of new young voices.

Encompassing as many moods, characters, and scenes as this multifaceted, ever-changing metropolis has to offer, Poems of New York will be treasured by literary lovers of New York everywhere.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of poetry that captures the rich diversity of the city from such poets as Dorothy Parker, James Merrill, W.H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, Audre Lorde, and Wallace Stevens.

& Taylor

Works by Dorothy Parker, James Merrill, W. H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, Audre Lorde, Wallace Stevens, and many other famed poets highlight a collection of poetry that captures the rich diversity of the city, including Coney Island, Harlem, Central Park, Broadway, and the South Bronx, along with such icons as the skycrapers, subways, bridges, and taxis that characterize New York. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2002
ISBN: 9780375415043
Branch Call Number: 811 POEMS
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Schmidt, Elizabeth
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."


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