The Broadview Anthology of Poetry
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  • Publication Date: April 26, 1994
  • ISBN: 9781551110066 / 1551110067
  • 1000 pages; 6" x 9"
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The Broadview Anthology of Poetry

  • Publication Date: April 26, 1994
  • ISBN: 9781551110066 / 1551110067
  • 1000 pages; 6" x 9"

“The purpose of The Broadview Anthology of Poetry is to present a wide range of poetry written in English. [Though the poems are arranged chronologically], we have compiled not a historical survey, but rather a collection of poems that represent a variety of times, places and English-speaking cultures. Our selection process was guided by a wish to combine works long accepted as part of the English-language ‘canon’ with material not always well represented in anthologies—such as, most notably, the poetry of women since the seventeenth century…

“Another notion implicit in the framing of this anthology is that English-language poetry has dramatically expanded within the last century. Writers in Australia and New Zealand, Canada, India, Africa and the Caribbean all hold in common with writers in Britain and the United States an English-Language tradition that helped to shape their history and their institutions, and that laid the groundwork for new writings…

“In trying to include as wide a selection as possible of representative work…we have had to leave out several well-known long poems. In almost all cases, however, we have chosen to represent a poet by several poems, inviting readers to take a broader view of a given writer’s work and ways of thinking.” — from the Preface

Comments

“In reconsidering the canon of English language poetry, the editors have been as creative as they are generous. This is a lively anthology—it shows views where previous anthologies hadn’t planned for windows.” — David Shevin, Tiffin University

GEOFFREY CHAUCER

  • from: The Canterbury Tales (1387?)

ENGLISH BALLADS

  • Lord Rendal (c.1400-1500)
    Sir Patrick Spens (c.1400-1500)
    Barbara Allan (c.1400-1500)

SIR THOMAS WYATT

  • The longe love, that in my thought doeth harbar (1557)
    Who so list to hounte I knoiv where is an hynde (1557)
    Ffarewell, love, and all thy lawes for ever; (1557)
    They fie from me that sometyme did me seke (1557)
    Blame not my lute, for he must sownd (1557)

HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY

  • The Soote Season (1557)
    Love, That Doth Reign and Live Within My Thought (1557)

SIR WATER RALEGH

  • The Nimphs reply to the Sheepheard (c.1600)
    Three thinges there bee that prosper up apace (c.1610)

EDMUND SPENSER

  • from: Amoretti
    Sonnet XXXVII (1595)

    Sonnet LXXV (1595)
    Sonnet LXXIX (1595)
    Sonnet LXXXI (1595)
    Prothalamion (1595)

LADY MARY WROTH

  • from: Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
    When Night’s Black Mantle Could Most Darkness Prove (1621)
    Faulce hope which feeds butt to destroy, and spill (1621)
    Love a child is ever criing (1621)

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY

  • from: Astrophil and Stella (1598)
    Leave me 6 Love, which reachest but to dust (1598)

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE

  • The Passionate Sheepheard to his Love (1600)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

  • Sonnet 18 (1609)
    Sonnet 29 (1609)
    Sonnet 30 (1609)
    Sonnet 55 (1609)
    Sonnet 73 (1609)
    Sonnet 106 (1609)
    Sonnet 116 (1609)
    Sonnet 129 (1609)
    Sonnet 130 (1609)
    Sonnet 146 (1609)
    Fear no more the heat o’ th’ sun, (1609)
    O mistress mine, where are you roaming? (1599?-1600)

THOMAS CAMPION

  • My Sweetest Lesbia (1601)
    When Thou Must Home (1601)
    There is a Garden in her face. (1617)

JOHN DONNE

  • The Good-Morrow (1633)
    The Sunne Rising (1633)
    The Canonization (1633)
    The Flea (1633)
    A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (1633)
    The Extasie (1633)
    Holy Sonnets (1633)
    Goodfriday, 1613. Riding Westward (1633)

BEN JONSON

  • On my first Sonne (1616)
    Inviting a friend to supper (1616)
    Song. To Celia (1616)
    A Hymne to God the Father (1640)
    To the Memory of my Beloved, the Author, Mr. ’William Shakespeare: and what he hath left us (1623)

ROBERT HERRICK

  • Corinna’s going a Maying (1648)
    Delight in Disorder (1648)
    Upon Julia’s Clothes (1648)
    To the Virgins, to make much of Time. (1648)
    To Blossoms (1648)

GEORGE HERBERT

  • Easter Wings (1633)
    Prayer (I) (1633)
    Jordan (1) (1633)
    The Flower (1633)
    The Collar (1633)
    The Pulley (1633)

JOHN MILTON

  • Lycidas (1638)

    On Shakespeare (1632)
    How Soon Hath Time (1645)
    On the Late Massacre in Piemont (1673)
    When I Consider How My Light Is Spent (1673)
    Methought I Saw My Late Espoused Saint (1673)
    from: Paradise Lost: Book I (1667)

ANNE BRADSTREET

  • The Prologue (1650)
    The Author to Her Book (1678)
    Before the Birth of One of Her Children (1678)
    To My Dear and Loving Husband (1678)
    A Letter to Her Husband, Absent Upon Public Enployment (1678)
    Upon the Burning of Our House July Wth, 1666. (1867?)

ANDREW MARVELL

  • The Coronet (1681)
    A Dialogue between the Soul and Body (1681)
    To his Coy Mistress (1681)
    The Definition of Love (1681)
    The Garden (1681)

MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE

  • The Poetresses Petition (1653)
    Natures Cook (1653)
    A Woman drest by Age (1653)

KATHERINE PHILIPS

  • A marryd state affords but little Ease (c.1667)
    L’Amitie: To Mrs M. Awbrey (1664)
    Friendship’s Mysterys: to my dearest Lucasia (1667?)

JOHN DRYDEN

  • To the Memory of Mr. Oldbam (1684)
    To the Pious Memory of the Accomplisht Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew, Excellent in the two Sister-Arts of Poesie, and Painting.
    An ODE (1686)
    from: Absalom and Achitophel (1681)

APHRA BEHN

  • Love in fantastick Triumph sat (1684)
    To Alexis in Answer to his Poem against fruition. Ode. (1688)
    The Disappointment (1684)

LADY MARY CHUDLEIGH

  • To the Ladies (1703)
    The Resolve (1703)

ANNE FINCH, COUNTESS OF WINCHILSEA

  • The Introduction (1689?)
    A Nocturnal Reverie (1713)
    The Unequal Fetters (1713)

JONATHAN SWIFT

  • A Description of the Morning (1710?)
    A Description of a City Shower (1710)

ALEXANDER POPE

  • from: An Essay on Criticism (1711)
    from: The Rape of the Lock (1714)

LADY WORTLEY MONTAGU

  • The Resolve (1747?)
    from: Six Town Eclogues (1747)
    from: Verses Addressed to the Imitator of the First Satire of the Second Book of Horace (1733)

THOMAS GRAY

  • Ode on the Death of a favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes (1748)
    Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard (1751)
    Sonnet on the Death of Richard West (1775)

CHRISTOPHER SMART

  • from: Jubilate Agno (fragment B) (1759-63, 1939)

MARY LEAPOR

  • Strephon to Celia. A Modern Love-Letter (1748)
    An Essay on Woman (1748)
    The Epistle of Deborah Dough (1748)

WILLIAM COWPER

  • On The Death of Mrs. Throckmorton’s Bulfinch (1788)
    The Poplar-Field (1785)
    from: The Task: Book II (1785)
    The Cast-Away (1.803)

ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD

  • The Mouse’s Petition to Dr. Priestley (1825?)
    The Rights of Woman (1825)
    Washing-Day (1825)

WILLIAM BLAKE

  • How sweet I roam’d from field to field (1783)
    from: Songs of Innocence
    The Lamb (1789)
    The Chimney Sweeper (1789)
    Holy Thursday (1789)
    from: Songs of Experience
    London (1794)
    The Tyger (1794)
    The Sick Rose (1794)
    The Chimney-Sweeper (1794)
    Holy Thursday (1794)
    from: Milton (1804-10)

ROBERT BURNS

  • To a Louse (1786)
    Holy Willie’s Prayer (1785)
    The Banks O Doon (1792)
    A Red, Red Rose (1796)

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

  • Lines Composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey (1798)
    Strange fits of passion have 1 known (1800)
    She dwelt among the untrodden ways (1800)
    I travelled among unknown men (1807)
    Three years she grew in sun and shower (1800)
    A slumber did my spirit seal (1800)
    Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 (1807)
    It is a beauteous evening, calm and free (1807)
    London, 1802 (1807)
    Nuns fret not at their convent’s narrow room (1807)
    Ode: Intimations of Immortality (1807)

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

  • Kubla Khan (1816)
    Frost At Midnight (1798)
    Dejection: An Ode (1817)

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

  • She Walks In Beauty (1815)
    So We’ll Go No More A-Roving (1836)
    Stanzas written on the road between Florence and Pisa (1830)
    from: Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1816)
    The Prisoner of Chilian (1816)
    On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year (1824)
    from: Don Juan (1824)

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

  • Mont Blanc (1816)
    Ozymandias (1816)
    Sonnet: England in 1819 (1839)
    Ode to the West Wind (1820)
    The Cloud (1820)
    To a Skylark (1820)

JOHN KEATS

  • On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer (1816)
    When I have fears that I may cease to be (1848)
    If by dull rhymes our English must be chain’d (1836)
    La Belle Dame sans Merci (1820)
    Ode to a Nightingale (1820)
    Ode to a Grecian Urn (1820)
    Ode on Melancholy (1820)
    To Autumn (1820)

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

  • The Snow-Storm (1847)
    Blight (1847)
    Terminus (1867)

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

  • from: Sonnets from the Portuguese
    Sonnet XXII (1850)
    Sonnet XLIII (1850)
    A Musical Instrument (1862)
    from: Aurora Leigh: Book I (1857)
    from: Aurora Leigh: Book V (1857)

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

  • The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls (1880)
    Snow-Flakes (1863)
    In the Churchyard at Cambridge (1858)
    My Lost Youth (1858)
    Divina Commedia (1867)

EDGAR ALLAN POE

  • The City in the Sea (1831)
    Dream-Land (1845)
    The Sleeper (1831)
    The Haunted Palace (1845)
    To Helen (1845)

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

  • The Lady of Shalott (1842)
    The Lotos-Eaters (1842)
    Ulysses (1842)
    Break, Break, Break (1842)
    from: In Memoriam A. H. H. (1850)
    Crossing the Bar (1889)

ROBERT BROWNING

  • Porphyria’s Lover (1842)
    Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister (1842)
    My Last Duchess (1842)
    The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church (1845)
    Fra Lippo Lippi (1855)

EMILY BRONTË

  • The Old Stoic (1841)
    Shall Earth no more inspire thee (1841?)
    Remembrance (1846)
    No Coward Soul (1846)
    Often rebuked, yet always back returning (1850)

ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH

  • The Latest Decalogue (1862)
    Say not the struggle nought availeth (1862)
    from: Dipsychus (1865)

WALT WHITMAN

  • from: Song of Myself (1881)
    When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer (1865)
    Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night (1867)
    Cavalry Crossing a Ford (1871)
    A Noiseless Patient Spider (1881)
    To a Locomotive in Winter (1881)

HERMAN MELVILLE

  • The House-top (1866)
    The Maldive Shark (1888)
    Art (1891)

MATTHEW ARNOLD

  • Shakespeare (1849)
    Isolation. To Marguerite (1857)
    To Marguerite – Continued (1852)
    Dover Beach (1867)
    The Buried Life (1867)

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI

  • The Blessed Damozel (1870?)
    The Card-dealer
    from: The House of Life
    Sonnet (1881)
    Silent Noon (1881)
    A Superscription (1881)
    The One Hope (1881)

EMILY DICKINSON

  • 214:1 taste a liquor never brewed (1861)
    241:1 like a look of Agony (c.1861)
    258: There’s a certain Slant of light (1890)
    303: The Soul selects her own Society (1890)
    341: After great pain, a formal feeling comes (1929)
    449:1 died for Beauty (1890)
    465:1 heard a Fly buzz- when I died (1896)
    5S5:1 like to see it lap the Miles (1891)
    712: Because 1 could not stop for Death (1890)
    986: A narrow Fellow in the Grass (1866)
    1227: My triumph lasted till the Drums (1935)

CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI

  • Goblin Market (1862)

LEWIS CARROLL

  • Jabberwocky (1871)
    The White Knight’s Song (1871)

THOMAS HARDY

  • Hap (1898)
    Nature’s Questioning (1898)
    Drummer Hodge (1902)
    The Darkling Thrush (1901)
    The Converge of the Twain (1914)
    Channel Firing (1914)
    In Time of ’The Breaking of Nations’ (1917)
    Transformations (1917)

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

  • God’s Grandeur (1918)
    Spring (1918)
    The Windhover (1918)
    Pied Beauty (1918)
    Spring and Fall (1918)
    I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day. (1918)
    No worst, there is none (1918)
    Carrion Comfort (1918)
    Thou art indeed just, Lord (1918)

ISABELLA VALANCY CRAWFORD

  • The Camp of Souls (1905)
    The Dark Stag (1883)
    The City Tree (1880)

A. E. HOUSMAN

  • Loveliest of trees, the cherry now (1896)
    To an Athlete Dying Young (1896)
    Is my team ploughing (1896)
    On Wenlock Edge the wood’s in trouble (1896)
    Terence, this is stupid stuff (1896)
    The chestnut casts his flambeaux (1922)
    The night is freezing fast (1922)

CHARLES G. D. ROBERTS

  • Tantramar Revisited (1883)
    The Potato Harvest (1886)
    The Solitary Woodsman (1897)
    The Sower (1884)
    The Winter Fields (1890)
    The Skater (1901)

BLISS CARMAN

  • Vestigia (1923?)
    Low Tide on Grand Pré (1893)
    A Northern Vigil (1905)
    The Eavesdropper (1905)
    The World Voice (1921)

ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN

  • The Frogs (1925)
    Heat (1888)
    Morning on the Lièvre (1925)
    The City of the End of Things (1899)
    Winter Evening (1899)

DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT

  • The Onondaga Madonna (1898)
    Watkwenies (1898)
    On The Way To The Mission (1905)
    The Forsaken (1905)
    At Gull Lake: August, 1810 (1935)

RUDYARD KIPLING

  • Cities and Thrones and Powers (1906)
    The Way through the Woods (1910)
    Recessional (1899)
    The Hyaenas (1919)

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

  • The Sorrow of Love (1892)
    When You Are Old (1892)
    Easter 1916 (1920)
    An Irish Airman Foresees His Death (1919)
    The Second Coming (1921)
    A Prayer For My Daughter (1921)
    Leda and the Swan (1928)
    Sailing to Byzantium (1927)
    Among School Children (1927)
    Lapis Lazuli (1.938)
    The Circus Animals’ Desertion (1939)

ROBERT FROST

  • Mending Wall (1914)
    After Apple-Picking (1914)
    The Road Not Taken (1916)
    Birches (1916)
    Fire and Ice (1923)
    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923)
    Acquainted with the Night (1928)
    Desert Places (1936)
    Neither Out Par Nor In Deep (1936)
    Design (1936)
    The Silken Tent (1942)

ROBERT SERVICE

  • The Shooting of Dan Mcgrew (1907)
    Only a Boche (1916)

WALLACE STEVENS

  • The Emperor of Ice-Cream (1931)
    Anecdote of the Jar (1931)
    Thirteen ’Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (1931)
    The Idea of Order at Key West (1936)
    The Motive for Metaphor (1947)

E. J. PRATT

  • The Shark (1923)
    From Stone to Steel (1932)
    The Prize Cat (1937)
    The Highway (1932)
    from: Towards the Last Spike (1952)

WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

  • The Red Wheelbarrow (1923)
    Queen-Anne’s-Lace (1921)
    This Is Just To Say (1934)
    At the Ball Game (1923)
    The Yachts (1935)
    The Dance (1944)
    Landscape With The Fall of Icarus (1962)

D. H. LAWRENCE

  • Piano (1918)
    Snake (1923)
    How Beastly the Bourgeois Is (1.929)
    Bavarian Gentians (1923)
    After The Opera (1919)
    The Ship of Death (1932)

EZRA POUND

  • Portrait d’une Femme (1912)
    The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter (1915)
    In a Station of the Metro (1916)
    Commission (1916)
    The Garden (1916)
    Canto I (1925)

SIEGFRIED SASSOON

  • A Night Attack (1918)
    Conscripts (1917)
    Base Details (1919)

H. D. (HILDA DOOLITTLE)

  • Oread (1924)
    Leda (1921)
    Helen (1924)
    Fragment Thirty-six (1924)
    Fragment Forty (1924)

MARIANNE MOORE

  • Poetry (1921)
    Poetry (Revised version) (1967)
    The Fish (1921)
    Critics and Connoisseurs (1924)
    No Swan So Fine (1932)

EDITH SITWELL

  • The Swans (1942)
    Still Falls the Rain (1942)
    Two Songs of Queen Anne Boleyn (1945?)
    The Poet Laments the Coming of Old Age (1945)

JOHN CROWE RANSOM

  • Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter (1924)
    Blue Girls (1927)
    Jack’s Letter (1927)

T. S. ELIOT

  • The Love Song of ]. Alfred Prufrock (1917)
    Preludes (1917)
    Sweeney Among the Nightingales (1919)
    The Hollow Men (1925)
    Journey of the Magi (1927)

EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY

  • Dirge Without Music (1928)
    Journey (1917)
    Elegy Before Death (1921)
    Love is Not All (1931)
    Menses (1939)

HUGH MACDIARMID

  • In the Children’s Hospital (1935)
    We must look at the harebell (1955)
    In Memoriam Dylan Thomas (1955)

ARCHIBALD MACLEISH

  • The Silent Slain (1926)
    The End of the World (1926)
    Ars Poetica (1926)
    You, Andrew Marvel (1930)
    “Dover Beach” — A Note to that Poem (1936)

WILFRED OWEN

  • Arms and the Boy (1920)
    Insensibility (1920)
    Dttlce et Decorum Est (1920)
    Anthem for Doomed Youth (1920)
    Strange Meeting (1920)

DOROTHY PARKER

  • Bohemia (1928)
    A Pigs-Eye View of Literature (1928)
    On Being a Woman (1928)
    Sonnet For the End of a Sequence (1931)

E. E. CUMMINGS

  • the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls (1923)
    goodby Betty, don’t remember me (1923)
    somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond (1931)
    anyone lived in a pretty how town (1940)
    i sing of Olaf glad and big (1931)
    i thank You God for most this amazing day (1950)

ROBERT GRAVES

  • Down (1947)
    The Cool Web (1947)
    Recalling War (1938)
    Down, Wanton, Down! (1933)
    A Slice of Wedding Cake (1958)

F. R. SCOTT

  • The Canadian Authors Meet (1945)
    Lakeshore (1954)
    Laurentian Shield (1954)
    Trans Canada (1945)
    Last Rites (1954)
    W L. M. K. (1954)

BASIL BUNTING

  • Personal Column (1930)
    What the Chairman Told Tom (1967)
    I am agog for foam (1930)
    Nothing (1950)

KENNETH SLESSOR

  • Wild Grapes (1932)
    Five Bells (1939)
    Beach Burial (1939)

LANGSTON HUGHES

  • The Weary Blues (1926)
    Trumpet Player (1947)
    Harlem (1951)

A. J. M. SMITH

  • The Lonely Land (1936)
    News of the Phoenix (1943)
    Prothalamium (1967?)
    The Archer (1967?)

STEVIE SMITH

  • The River God (1950)
    Away, Melancholy (1957)
    Mother, Among the Dustbins (1971?)
    The Blue from Heaven (1957)
    Not Waving but Drowning (1957)

COUNTEE CULLEN

  • Yet Do I Marvel (1925)
    To John Keats, Poet, At Spring Time (1947)
    From the Dark Tower (1927)

RICHARD EBERHART

  • The Groundhog (.1936)
    The Fury of Aerial Bombardment (1944)

EARLE BIRNEY

  • Vancouver Lights (1948)
    Anglosaxon Street (1942)
    From the Hazel Bough (1948)
    Bushed (1952)
    The Bear on the Delhi Road (1962)
    El Greco: Espolio (1962)

JOHN BETJEMAN

  • The Cottage Hospital (1954)
    Late-Flowering Lust (1954)
    A Subaltern’s Love-song (1945)

W. H. AUDEN

  • Lay your sleeping head, my love, (1940)
    Musée des Beaux Arts (1940)
    In Memory of W. B. Yeats (1940)
    The Unknown Citizen (1940)
    Our Bias (1940)
    September!, 1939 (1940)
    Song (1940)

LOUIS MACNEICE

  • Bagpipe music (1937)
    The British Museum Reading Room (1939)
    Thalassa (1963?)

THEODORE ROETHKE

  • My Papa’s Waltz (1948)
    The Waking (1948)
    Elegy for Jane (1953)
    I Knew a Woman (1954)
    Dolor (1948)

A. D. HOPE

  • Imperial Adam (1955)
    Australia (1939)
    The Return of Persephone (1955)
    Parabola (1971)
    The Pleasure of Princes (1955)
    Meditation on a Bone (1956)

STEPHEN SPENDER

  • The Express (1933)
    The Pylons (1933)

A. M. KLEIN

  • Psalm VI: A Psalm of Abraham, Concerning That Which He Beheld Upon The Heavenly Scarp (1942)
    For the Sisters of the Hotel Dieu (1947)
    Autobiographical (1943)
    Montreal (1944)
    The Rocking Chair (1945)
    Political Meeting (1946)

DOROTHY LIVESAY

  • The Difference (1929)
    Bartok and the Geranium (1955)
    The Three Emilys (1953)
    Lament (1955)
    On Looking into Henry Moore (1956)
    The Unquiet Bed (1967)

ANNE WILKINSON

  • Lens (1955)
    In June and Gentle Oven (1955)
    My Bones Predict
    Nature be damned (1957)
    On a Bench in a Park (1955)

ELIZABETH BISHOP

  • The Fish (1946)
    In the Waiting Room (1976)
    One Art (1976)
    The Armadillo (1965)
    Sestina (1965)

ALLEN CURNOW

  • House and Land (1941)
    The Unhistonc Story (1941)
    Out of Sleep (1943)
    The Skeleton of the Great Moa in the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch (1943)

IRVING LAYTON

  • The Birth of Tragedy (1954)
    Butterfly on Rock (1963)
    The Bull Calf (1956)
    The Cold Green Element (1955)
    Cain (1958)
    From Colony to Nation (1956)

KENNETH MACKENZIE

  • Shall then another (1961)
    Caesura (1952)
    The Snake (1952)
    Two Trinities (1953)

HENRY REED

  • from: Lessons of the War
    I: Naming of Parts (1942)
    II: Judging Distances (1943)
    IV: Unarmed Combat (1945)

RANDALL JARRELL

  • Losses (1948?)
    The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner (1945)
    The Woman at the Washington Zoo (1945)

WILLIAM STAFFORD

  • Traveling through the Dark (1962)
    A Message from the Wanderer (1977)
    At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border (1977)

JOHN BERRYMAN

  • A Professor’s Song (1948)
    Desires of Men and Women (1948)
    from: The Dream Songs (1959)

DOUGLAS LEPAN

  • Coureurs de Bois (1948)
    A Country Without A Mythology (1948)
    An Incident (1953)

DYLAN THOMAS

  • The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower (1933)
    And Death Shall Have No Dominion (1933)
    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (1951)
    Fern Hill (1946)
    A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London (1946)
    In My Craft Or Sullen Art (1946)
    After the Funeral (1939)

JUDITH WRIGHT

  • Song (1955)
    The Bull (1949)
    Woman to Man (1946)
    Woman to Child (1946)
    Request to a Year (1953)
    At Cooloola (1954)

P. K. PAGE

  • The Stenographers (1946)
    Young Girls (1946?)
    The Landlady (1946)
    The Permanent Tourists (1954)
    T-bar (1967)
    Stones of Snow (1967)
    After Rain (1967)
    The Selves (1981)

ROBERT LOWELL

  • As a Plane Tree by the Water (1946)
    Skunk Hour (1956)
    For the Union Dead (1959)
    The Public Garden (1964)

MIRIAM WADDINGTON

  • Thou Didst Say Me (1955)
    Sea Bells (1966)
    Ten years and More (1976)

MARGARET AVISON

  • The Butterfly (1960)
    Voluptuaries and Others (1960)
    The Swimmer’s Moment (1965)
    Butterfly Bones or Sonnet Against Sonnets (1960)
    The Dumbfounding (1966)
    A Nameless One (1966)
    New Year’s Poem (1960)

AL PURDY

  • Remains of an Indian Village (1962)
    The Cariboo Horses (1965)
    The Country North of Belleville (1965)
    Wilderness Gothic (1968)
    Lament For the Dorsets (1968)
    On the Decipherment of “Linear B” (1959)

RICHARD WILBUR

  • Digging For China (1956)
    The Pardon (1957)
    The Death of a Toad (1957)
    Love Calls Us to the Things of This World (1956)
    Beasts (1956)
    A Late Aubade (1963?)

RAYMOND SOUSTER

  • Young Girls (1964)
    Memory of Bathurst Street (1965)
    Queen Anne’s Lace (1974)
    Words Before a Statue of Champlain (1975)
    Lagoons, Hanlan’s Point (1952)

PHILIP LARKIN

  • Poetry of Departures (1955)
    Church Going (1955)
    Lines on a Young Lady’s Photograph Album (1955)
    Ambulances (1964)
    Sad Steps (1974)
    An Arundel Tomb (1964)
    The Explosion (1974)
    Aubade (1977)

DEMISE LEVERTOV

  • Laying the Dust (1956)
    The Jacob’s Ladder (1958)
    The Dog of Art (1959)
    Matins (1962)
    The Novel (1964)
    Caedmon (1987)
    The Day the Audience Walked Out on Me, and Why

NISSIM EZEKIEL

  • The Company I Keep
    Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher (1965)
    In India (1965)
    Night of the Scorpion (1965)
    In The Garden

CAROLYN KIZER

  • from: Pro Femina (1961)
    Three (1961)
    The Ungrateful Garden (1961)
    The Copulating Gods (1963)

JAMES MERRILL

  • Angel (1962)
    After Greece (1961)
    The Broken Home (1966)

ROBERT CREELEY

  • The Hill (1959)
    The Rain (1959)
    The Door (1959)

W. D. SNODGRASS

  • April Inventory (1959)
    The Mother
    Diplomacy: The Father
    The Poet Ridiculed by Hysterical Academics

ALLEN GINSBERG

  • A Supermarket in California (1956)
    My Sad Self (1963)

JAMES K. BAXTER

  • The Bay (1948)
    Elegy for an Unknown Soldier (1953)
    The Homecoming (1952)
    My love late walking (1958)

PHYLLIS WEBB

  • A Tall Tale (1962)
    Patience (1954)
    Marvell’s Garden (1956)
    Breaking (1962)

ANNE SEXTON

  • Her Kind (I960)
    In the Deep Museum (1962)
    Cinderella (1971)

MAYA ANGELOU

  • Caged Bird (1983)
    Our Grandmothers (1990)

ADR1ENNE RICH

  • Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers (1951)
    Planetarium (1971)
    Orion (1969)
    A Valediction Forbidding Mourning (1971)
    Final Notations (1991)

PETER PORTER

  • Sydney Cove, 1788 (1964)
    Annotations of Auschwitz, (1961)
    Soliloquy at Potsdam (1962)
    An Australian Garden (1975)

DEREK WALCOTT

  • A Far Cry from Africa (1962)
    Ruins of a Great House (1962)
    A Letter from Brooklyn (1962)
    Map of Europe (1965)
    The Sea Is History (1979)
    Menelaus

TED HUGHES

  • The Thought-Fox (1957)
    Hawk Roosting (1957)
    Pike (1960)
    The Jaguar (1954)
    Second Glance at a Jaguar (1967)
    Wodwo (1967)

EDWARD KAMAU BRATHWAITE

  • Wings of a Dove (1967)
    Calypso (1967)

JAY MACPHERSON

  • The Boatman (1957)
    The Fisherman (1957)
    A Lost Soul (1974)
    The Well (1974)

SYLVIA PLATH

  • The Colossus (1960)
    Black Rook in Rainy Weather (1971)
    Crossing the Water (1962)
    Face Lift (1962)
    Last Words (1971)
    Ariel (1966)
    Daddy (1966)
    Edge (1965)

ALDEN NOWLAN

  • Warren Pryor (1961)
    The Bull Moose (1970)
    The Execution (1962)
    I, Icarus (1967)
    In Those Old Wars (1967)
    The Word (1967)

LEONARD COHEN

  • Elegy (1956)
    You Have the Lovers (1961)
    A Kite is a Victim (1961)
    I Have Not Lingered In European Monasteries (1965)
    Suzanne Takes You Down (1968)

IMAMU AMIRIBARAKA (LEROI JONES)

  • Three Modes of History and Culture (1979?)
    I Substitute For The Dead Lecturer (1964)
    Ostriches & Grandmothers! (1979?)

AUDRE LORDE

  • Outside (1976)
    Stations
    The Art of Response
    Hanging Fire (1978)

FLEUR ADCOCK

  • Wife to Husband (1964)
    Unexpected Visit (1.964)
    Leaving the Tate
    Below Loughrigg (1979)

KOFI AWOONOR

  • On the Way to Durham, N.C. (1978)
    The First Circle (1978)
    I Rejoice (1987)

GEORGE BOWERING

  • Grandfather (1964)
    The Swing (1965)
    My Father in New Zealand (1987)
    Dancing Bones (1987)
    Leaves Flipping (1992)
    The Kingdome 1974 (1974?)

MARGE PIERCY

  • The secretary chant (1971?)
    I will not be your sickness (1969)
    The cat’s song (1989)
    Barbie Doll (1971)

DARYL HINE

  • Northwest Passages
    Tabula Rasas?
    Point Grey (1968)

JUDTH RODRIGUEZ

  • Eskimo occasion (1975)
    A lifetime devoted to literature (1975)
    Rebeca in a mirror (1975)

SEAMUS HEANEY

  • Personal Helicon (1966)
    Poor Women in a City Church
    Docker (1966)
    The Grauballe Man (1975)
    The Railway Children (1984)
    From the Frontier of Writing (1987)

MARGARET ATWOOD

  • This Is a Photograph of Me (1966)
    Journey to the Interior (1966)
    At the Tourist Centre in Boston (1968)
    Progressive Insanities of a Pioneer (1968)
    from: The journals of Susanna Moodie
    Further Arrivals (1970)
    Death of a Young Son by Drowning (1970)
    Dream 1: The Bush Garden (1970)
    Thoughts From Underground (1970)
    Tricks With Mirrors (1974)
    IS / NOT (1974)

DENNIS LEE

  • from: Civil Elegies (1972)

PATRICK LANE

  • Pissaro’s Tomb (1975)
    Winter 6
    Winter 9
    Winter 40

GWENDOLYN MACEWEN

  • Eden, Eden (1961?)
    Inside the Great Pyramid (1969)
    The Discovery (1969)
    Dark Pines Under Water (1969)
    The Child Dancing (1972)
    Letter to a Future Generation (1969)

JENI COUZYN

  • House of Changes (1978)
    Spell for Jealousy (1978)
    Spell to Soften the Hard Heart of a Woman (1978)

DAPHNE MARLATT

  • from: Steveston
    Ghost (1974)
    from: Touch to My Tongue
    in the dark of the coast (1984)

ARTHUR NORTJE

  • Letter from Pretoria Central Prison (1973)
    Immigrant (1973)
    Native’s letter (1973)

MICHAEL ONDAATJE

  • Henri Rousseau and Friends (1967)
    Dates (1973)
    King Kong meets Wallace Stevens (1973)
    Letters & Other Worlds (1979)
    The Agatha Christie Books By The Window (1978?)
    from: Tin Roof (1982)

TOM WAYMAN

  • Long Beach Suite (1979)

SHARON THESEN

  • Mean Drunk Poem (1980)
    Hello Goodbye (1980)

WANDA COLEMAN

  • Coffee (1979)
    Three Trees (1979)
    Voices
    Wanda Why Aren’t You Dead

MAXINE TYNES

  • Womanskin (1987)

SUSAN MUSGRAVE

  • At Nootka Sound (1970)
    Equinox (1973)
    Lure (1976)

DIONNE BRAND

  • Canto I (1982)
    Canto II (1982)

PATRICIA YOUNG

  • Three Point Five Nine (1991)
    The Third Sex (1991)
    Photograph, 1958 (1991)

READING POETRY
GLOSSARY
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
INDEX OF AUTHORS AND TITLES
INDEX OF FIRST LINES

Herbert Rosengarten, Professor and Head of the English Department at the University of British Columbia, is the author or editor of many other books, including (with Jane Flick) The Broadview Reader.

Amanda Goldrick-Jones, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Academic Writing at the University of Winnipeg, has presented numerous papers on rhetoric, the teaching of writing and literature, and woman’s writing; this is her first book.