"Schoenfeldt's volume has all the merits of a first-rate lecture series. It provides the facts, engages judiciously with current scholarship, and models exacting readings of target texts." --Recent Studies of the English Renaissance
A comprehensive guide to the pleasures and challenges of reading Shakespeare's poetry, this volume outlines the poems' complexity while making them accessible. Emphasizing the whole poetic corpus, not just the Sonnets, it addresses the many approaches and contexts available for reading the poems, and includes exemplary readings of individual poems.