The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings to 1900
2003 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Volume I begins with a generous selection of Native American materials, then spans the years from the establishment of the American colonies to about 1900, a world on the brink of World War I and the modern era. Part One focuses on poetry from the very beginnings through the end of the eighteenth century. The expansion and development of a newly forged nation engendered new kinds of poetry. Part Two includes works from the early nineteenth century through the time of the Civil War. The poems in Part Three reflect the many issues affecting a nation undergoing tumultuous change: the Civil War, immigration, urbanization, industrialization, and cultural diversification.
Such well-recognized names as Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Phillis Wheatley, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Stephen Crane appear in this anthology alongside such less frequently anthologized poets as George Horton, Sarah Helen Whitman, Elizabeth Oakes-Smith, Frances Harper, Rose Terry Cooke, Helen Hunt Jackson, Adah Menken, Sarah Piatt, Ina Coolbrith, Emma Lazarus, Albery Whitman, Owl Woman (Juana Manwell) Sadakichi Hartmann, Ernest Fenollosa, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and--virtually unknown as a poet--Abraham Lincoln. It also includes poems and songs reflecting the experiences of a variety of racial and ethnic groups.
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... The seeds of the speckled corn, The seeds of the black corn, Andalso that by means of which you may have firm flesh, Namely, the seeds of the sweet corn; Andalso those which will be your sweet-tasting delicacies, Namely, ...
... The string beans, Then also those that are calledthe ancient round things— The striped squash, The crooked-neck squash, The watermelons, The sweet melons, And also those which you willuse to dip up your clear water, Namely, ...
... The seeds of the white corn, The seeds of the speckledcorn, The seeds of the black corn, The seeds of the sweet corn, All the clans of beans, All the ancient roundthings, The seeds of all the wild weeds, I carry over my navel.
4 Nor can I, like that fluent sweet-tongued Greek5 Who lisp'd atfirst, in future times speak plain. By art he gladly found whathe did seek, A full requitalof his striving pain. Art can do much, but this maxim's mostsure: A weak or ...
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ALICE CARY 18201871
FREDERICK GODDARD TUCKERMAN 18211873
PHOEBE CARY 18241871
MARIA WHITE LOWELL 18271853
ROSE TERRY COOKE 18271892
JOHN ROLLIN RIDGE 18271867
Jinshan Fu XingSong of the Wife of a Gold Mountain Man
LATER NINETEENTH CENTURY
JOEL BARLOW 17541812
SONGS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND NEW NATION
EARLY TO MIDNINETEENTH CENTURY
NATIVEAMERICAN SONGS RITUAL POETRY
Song of the Earth navajo
LYDIA HOWARD HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY 17911865
GEORGE MOSES HORTON ca 17971883
Letter to Walt Whitman
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER 18071892
EDGAR ALLAN POE 18091849
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES 18091894
ABRAHAM LINCOLN 18091865
FRANCES SARGENT LOCKE OSGOOD 18111850
ADA SARAH LOUISA FORTEN ca 18141898
JULIA WARD HOWE 18191910
WALT WHITMAN 18191892
ZARAGOZA CLUBS 1860s
DEWITT CLINTON DUNCAN TOOQUASTEE 18291909
EMILY DICKINSON 18301886
could not stop for death
Volcanoes be in Sicily
ADAH ISAACS MENKEN ca 18351868
B PIATT 18361919
LYDIA KAMAKAEHA QUEEN LILIUOKALANI 18381917
SIDNEY LANIER 18421881
SARAH ORNE JEWETT 18491909
EDWIN MARKHAM 18521940
MARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA 18651954
EDGAR LEE MASTERS 18681950
WILLIAM VAUGHN MOODY 18691910
EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON 18691935
STEPHEN CRANE 18711900
Do not weep maiden for war is kind
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