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Moore, Geoffrey, and Ulli Beier. editors, Modern Poetry from Africa, 1963; revised edition, 1968. Brinnin. John Malcolm, and Bill Reid, editors, Twentieth Century Poetry: American and British, 1963; revised edition, 1970. Wilston, M. , editor. Poetry of Midcentury 1940-1960 [Canadian verse], 1964. Doyle, Charles, editor, Recent Poetry in New Zealand. 1965. Heath-Stubbs, John, and David Wright. editors, The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse, revised edition, 1965. , 1966-70. Smith, A. J. M ..
Power Politics explores sexual identity and relationships by means of the different metaphor of politics. Yet another and more original metaphor is the Circe episode of the Odyssey in the "Circe/Mud Poems" sequence of You Are Happy, in which the themes of pioneering, Canada and womanhood are connected. Atwood is a prolific poet and novelist (occasionally hasty, one might feel) who seems, like her speakers, both to desire and fear escape from form. Her verse avoids rhyme and merely flirts with stanzaic pattern.
1958; as Collected Criticism, 1968. Cats and Bats and Things wilh Wings (juvenile). 1965. Tom, Sue, and the Clock (juvenile). 1966. AIKEN 37 Editor, Modern American Poets. 1922; as Twentieth Century American Poetry, 1944; revised edition, I 96 3. Editor, Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson. 1924. Editor, American Poetry, 1671-1928: A Comprehensive Anthology. 1929; as A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry, 1944. Editor, with William Rose Benet, An Anthology of Famous English and American Poetry.
20th-Century Poetry by Stan Smith (auth.)