book

Earth Took of Earth

Publisher

The Ecco Press

Year

2000

Type

Anthology
Earth Took of Earth ed. by Jorie Graham

In Earth Took of Earth, acclaimed poet Jorie Graham assembles one hundred essential poems of the English language. The work in this volume spans one thousand years of poetry and celebrates the diversity of language as it has evolved over centuries.

From the anthology's introduction, Graham writes, "I very much hope that listening to the range and complexity of this song-in-many-voices will serve as an antidote to the encampments into which American poetry seems to insist on organizing itself."

An inclusive anthology of various styles and voices, the poems touch on grand themes of war, geography, authority, and identity, and the volume features poems from Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, Frank O'Hara, Hart Crane, Adrienne Rich, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorine Niedecker, Michael Palmer, and many, many others.

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