Good Poems for Hard Times

Selected through Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio's The Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems during this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology Good Poems are ideal for our occasions. right here, readers will locate solace in works which are bracing and brave, equipped into such resonant headings as "Such because it is kind of" and "Let It Spill." From William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman to R. S. Gwynn and Jennifer Michael Hecht, the voices amassed during this assortment may be greater than welcome to these who have been struck by means of undesirable information, who're careworn via tension, or who easily delight in the ability of fine poetry.

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