An Academy of American Poets Anthology
by The Academy of American Poets
I am always looking for excellent and inspiring poetry collections. Here is a good one that will reward readers for thoughtfully engaging with its contents.
The book is organized according to six topics. These include the spirit; ,grieving, social justice, the environment, the body and, finally, desire. Read in order or dip in randomly; however readers choose to find their favorite, they will enjoy this anthology’s contents.
The introduction invites readers in. The author reassures that readers don’t have to understand everything about a poem to enjoy it or to capture the feeling that it seeks to evoke.
The very first entry was by a poet new to me, Nazim Hikmet. It definitely made me think about my life, gratitude, things that are finite, living in the present and more. Just imagine where I will be after reading all of the other ninety-nine.
Enjoy poems by those you may know already like Langston Hughes. Also, discover all those new voices that are just waiting to be heard.
Although I received this title as an arc, I think that I will purchase the hard copy. It is that engaging in my opinion.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel for this title. All opinions are my own
Pub date: 13 December 2022