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Poetry in Motion: 100 Poems from the Subways and Buses Hardcover – May 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 157 pages
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 1st edition (May 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393039773
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393039771
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,095,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Transit by Guillaume Apollinaire
Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love by Wystan Hugh Auden
2: 8-13 King James Bible (1611) by Bible
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Cartography by Louise Bogan
To My Dear And Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
Sir, You Are Tough by Joseph Brodsky
Speech To The Young. Speech To The Progress-toward by Gwendolyn Brooks
Please Give This Seat To An Elderly Or Disabled Person by Nina Cassian
As Much As You Can (1) by Constantine P. Cavafy
Autumn Leaves by Marilyn Mei Ling Chin
Hedgehog by Chu Chen Po
You Called Me Corazon by Sandra Cisneros
Grasmere by Amy Clampitt
Let There Be New Flowering by Lucille Clifton
When She Introduces Me To Her Parents by Gregory Corso
War Is Kind: 21 by Stephen Crane
For Friendship by Robert Creeley
Revival by Steve Crow
No Thanks: 58 by Edward Estlin Cummings
Middle Of The Journey by Dante Alighieri
Hope (1) by Emily Dickinson
Heat by Hilda Doolittle
Adolescence: 1 by Rita Dove
Happiness by Stephen Elliott Dunn
Let Us Go Then by Thomas Stearns Eliot
Birth by Louise Erdrich
Sandinista Avioncitos by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The Armful by Robert Frost
I Stop Writing The Poem by Tess Gallagher
Variations by Federico Garcia Lorca
Sad Trumpeter by Allen Ginsberg
Winter Poem by Yolande Cornelia Giovanni
First Memory by Louise Gluck
Along The Hard Crest Of The Snowdrift by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Jamesian by Thomson William Gunn
We'll Have Manhattan by Lorenz Milton Hart
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Earl Hayden
Mother Of The Groom by Seamus Heaney
I Am Singing The Cold Rain by Lance Henson
Luck by James Langston Hughes
The Bagel by David Ignatow
Season Of Mists And Mellow Fruitfulness by John Keats
Blackberry Eating by Galway Kinnell
Don't Worry, Spiders by Kobayashi Issa
Haiku by Kobayashi Issa
The Round by Stanley Jasspon Kunitz
The Question by Karla Kuskin
Days by Philip Larkin
Suspended by Denise Levertov
The Moon's The North Wind's Cooky (what The Little Girl Said) by Nicholas Vachel Lindsay
Love Is A Word, Another Kind Of Open by Audre Lorde
A Renewal by James Ingram Merrill
Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay
We Were Very Tired, We Were Very Merry by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Encounter by Czeslaw Milosz
Precautions by Eugenio Montale
What Is Our Innocence by Marianne Moore
Summer by Walter Dean Myers
Luxury Ships by Ogden Nash
My Heart by Frank O'hara
You Say, 'i Will Come' by Otomo Of Sakanoe
Unfortunate Coincidence by Dorothy Parker
Aspects Of Eve by Linda Pastan
Brotherhood [hermandad] by Octavio Paz
But I Would Rather Be Horizontal by Sylvia Plath
Quiet (2) by Walter Raleigh
4. by Kenneth Rexroth
Ode To The Cat by Naftali Ricardo Reyes Basuato
Jerusalem The Golden (66) by Charles Reznikoff
Delta by Adrienne Cecile Rich
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The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Sloth by Theodore Roethke
Some Go Local by Muriel Rukeyser
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First Grade by William Edgar Stafford
Snowy Mountains by Wallace Stevens
Wheels %and Rails by May Swenson
Four In The Morning by Wislawa Szymborska
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
Magic Words by Anonymous
Western Wind (1) by Anonymous
The Talker by Mona Van Duyn
Star by Derek Walcott
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Let No Charitable Hope by Elinor Wylie
When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book. I have been reading the poems for years on the Subway and this book is one that combines and collects many of the poems, 100 of them, in one place. One can read this book on the bus or subway and be filled with the words of these great and not so well known wordsmyths. A must have for poetry lovers, especially those who need to have some idea of a cross section of poetry from Audre Lorde to Edna St. Vincent Millay, from T.S. Elliot to an Anonymous entry of the 16th century. There is also a cross culture. There are poems from hispanic poets and poets of Japan. This treasure is well worth buying in hardcover, for surely the soft cover will not last very long. This book requires lots of handling and reading and rereading for the shear joy of the chosen poems. There is a definite dose of New York City throughout and why not? This book is as varied and beautiful as the city whose poems represented here still delight many regular subway riders, tourists, business persons and panhandlers alike!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Torrens on May 9, 2009
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This book is a great source of models for those trying to write poetry. They stimulate the imagination and afford a sense of possible structures.
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Alright selection of poems. I don't really have much else to write for this. This review requires too many words.
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