Poetry in English
Edited by M. L. Rosenthal
Providing comprehensive coverage of the English poetic tradition, this new anthology ranges chronologically from Beowulf to recent work by Seamus Heaney. Specially designed for survey and genre courses, it focuses on the finest work by major poets, while also including selective treatment of minor figures. The editors have chosen poems that best reflect their period, demonstrate the development of a genre, illustrate significant aspects of the poet's craft, and speak to the twentieth-century reader. With a historical introduction by M.L. Rosenthal, concise headnotes on each author, and an extended essay on prosody by Sally Gall, this volume is the ideal text for students and teachers alike.