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a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors



a collection containing verses or various sayings and fragments by many authors. Anthologies have existed in the East and Greece since ancient times. They were widespread in Old Russian literature (izborniki) and in the literature of the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. Anthologies published at the beginning of the 20th century include Russian Muse (1907), by P. Ia. (P. F. Iakubovich), and Armenian Poetry from the Earliest Times to the Present Translated by Russian Poets, edited by V. Ia. Briusov (1916). In Soviet times a number of anthologies have been published containing poetry of the peoples of the USSR in Russian translation.

Anthology verses—a term dating from the first half of the 19th century—are verses written in the manner of ancient poetry. Examples are K. N. Batiushkov’s “To an Aged Beauty,” A. S. Pushkin’s “Nereid,” and later some poems by N. F. Shcherbina and A. N. Maikov.

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Bryant again tries to account for the idiosyncratic ways Brooks has been received by a range of audiences even while problematizing Baker's binary, blaming not just women's poetry anthologies but the Black Arts Movement for a strange and enduring bifurcation oldie Brooks canon.
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And it would be as much of a mistake in a hypothetical world where there were no women in poetry anthologies as it would in a world where there were only women in every anthology.
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A splendid evening in many ways, yet I felt regret at the absence of so many of these lovely poems in today's GCSE poetry anthologies which is robbing children of their literary inheritance.
Editor of six poetry anthologies, his forthcoming books include Best American Movie Writings, '97 and Writers on The Talking Cure.
By including discussions of such work, Brown paved the way both for future anthologists such as Hughes and Bontemps and, more recently, Komunyakaa and Feinstein, in their jazz poetry anthologies.
In addition to several television and radio plays, Dunn also published a collection of short stories, Secret Villages (1985), and edited a number of poetry anthologies.
Poetry anthologies are among the most political tools in literature in their form, content and intent.
Williams is a prolific writer, having published in the NPA previously, as well as in five poetry anthologies.
His work has been included in poetry anthologies in Cyprus, UK and Hungary and he has participated as a guest speaker in a variety of countries at key academic/artistic events over the last two decades.