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An Invitation to Poetry: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology (Student Edition) Paperback – January 17, 2006
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About the Author
Maggie Dietz is the Favorite Poem Project's director. She lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Robert Pinsky is the author of eight collections of poetry including, most recently, his Selected Poems. His translation The Inferno of Dante won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. His CD PoemJazz, with Grammy-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood, was released in 2012. As United States Poet Laureate, Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project (www.favoritepoem.org), in which thousands of Americans shared their favorite poems. That project gave rise to the previous anthologies, Americans’ Favorite Poems and An Invitation to Poetry, with each poem accompanied by readers’ comments. Pinsky teaches at Boston University.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have a young relative who has a major interest in poetry. And I had the opportunity to attend a discussion lead by Robert Pinsky. Given these 'messages', I thought I better attend the Pinksky gathering and learn something. Indeed I did learn and indeed I found a new pleasure. I would recommend An Invitation to Poetry to anyone who has a flicker of interest or no interest in poety. That's where I started.
The accompanying DVD is what grabs you. It is real people from many backgrounds and age groups sharing what poem they most love. Then they read or recite it. It'll blow you away. I found seeing the DVD a motivating factor for reading the poetry. All schools would do well to expose their students to this DVD.
A variety of ndividuals briefly discuss how a particular poem has a special personal meaning, neatly driving
home the idea that a poem, or even part of a poem may have a different message,
depending on the eyes of the beholder. The book itself has selections that represent the range and
scope of poetry.