THE PENGUIN ANTHOLOGY OF 20TH-CENTURY AMERICAN POETRY.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Penguin, (2011). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology edited and with an introduction by award winning poet Rita Dove, former U .S. Poet Laureate. Elizabeth Alexander commented that this is "intelligent, generous, surprising, and altogether thrilling to read . . [it] gets at the extraordinary accomplishment and range of multi-vocal American poetry in the century. Dove's selection - and this book - will long stand as the definitive anthology of American poetry." The authors - from Edgar Lee Masters to Paul Laurence Dunbar, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Derek Walcott, Adrienne Rich, Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros to Kevin Young and Terrence Hayes - are listed chronologically by their birthdates - and each entry is preceded by a brief biographical note. SIGNED by David St. John at his contribution "Iris." Illustrated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. lii, 599 pp. ISBN: 978-0143106432.
Condition: Very near fine in orange cloth with copper lettering, no dust jacket as issued.