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The Top 500 Poems

The  Top 500 Poems
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780231080286
ISBN 10: 23108028
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1992-10-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1132
List Price: $34.95

This is the story of poetry in English, a collection of the best 500 poems, based not on one critic's choice, not on one poet's choice, but on the collective choice of 550 critics, editors, and poets.

School Library Journal

YA-- A chronological compilation that tells ``the story of poetry in English.'' Harmon enhances each entry with pertinent information about the work and the poet; his insight adds much to the enjoyment of the collection. The selections are taken from the ninth edition of The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry , chosen because 400 contemporary editors, critics, and poets included them most often in their own anthologies. ``The Poems in Order of Popularity'' concludes the book. Easy-to-read print with a look of fine calligraphy on high-quality paper add to the appeal.-- Arlene Hoebel, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA