Links to works in the Anthology
provide seamless access.
In the poetry section of the anthology
, then, "representative" meant this: very few experimental poems, no long poems, no costly poems, no very old poems, no unwholesome poems, no working-class poems, no poems by immigrants, few poems by women, no poems in French, no political poems, no poems of social critique, no poems about science, no poems about money, no poems in which the self is not subordinated to the idea of spirit or God.
Yet an anthology
that articulates its work in so many diverse metaphors--one part museum "gallery," one part tourist guide ("multi-sensory Baedecker"), one part pantascopic "flyover," and one part fetish--necessarily reminds us that the poems could be shuffled according to several protocols.
The Broadview Anthology
gives instructors a wealth of material to choose from, all excellently edited and presented.
Ten percent more women are represented in this anthology
than in The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, and 5 percent more than in McGraw-Hill's Twentieth-Century American Poetry (2003), edited by Dana Gioia, David Mason, and Meg Schoerke.
There is a very informative manual for instructors that includes both text and images to walk teachers through the use of the Anthology
and the set up of course lists.
Having a poetry anthology
is a way of promoting literacy and writing.
With ``Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King,'' TNT makes a bold and intelligent foray into the realm of the anthology
Arnold Rampersad, the senior editor of The Oxford Anthology
of African American Poetry, writes that in compiling this collection, "We would not include a poem simply because it was thought to be of historical importance, or of some other significance, if we saw it as also technically flawed in some obvious way.
Hefty new anthologies of romantic literature, expanded to enlarge the canon, land on one's desk with a resounding thump, so it is easy to forget that the anthology
is a miniaturizing strategy, one of several that Leah Price takes up in her elegantly written and persuasively argued brief for the anthology
as a distinct and influential genre.
I met Jonathan Ames in a small cafe in his Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, neighborhood to discuss Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology
of Transsexual Memoirs (Vintage), which Ames edited and for which he wrote the introduction.
Edited by the executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC), this anthology
addresses the broad topic of religious liberty and the associated issues of soul freedom and separation of church and state.