Collected Poems

Collected Poems

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Penguin Putnam
In celebration of the centenary of May Swenson’s birth, The Library of America presents a one-volume edition of all of the poems that Swenson published in her lifetime—from her first collection Another Animal (1954) to the innovative shaped poems of Iconographs (1970) to her final work In Other Words (1987)—as well as a selection of previously uncollected work. The collection reveals the sweeping compass of Swenson’s curiosity: nature poems display her keen observation of wildlife; exuberant and erotic love poems celebrate beauty and passion; place poems record her travels to the American Southwest, France, and Italy and her residence in New York City and Sea Cliff, Long Island; verse “analyses” investigate baseball, wave motion, the DNA molecule, bronco busting, James Bond movies, and the first walk on the moon. Swenson was an inveterate reviser: poems in earlier volumes were frequently reworked for inclusion in later volumes, such as To Mix with Time (1963) and New and Selected Things Taking Place (1978). While preserving the order of publication, this volume presents the author’s final or definitive version. Substantive textual variants and title changes are detailed in the notes to the volume.

Baker & Taylor
A centennial celebration of the acclaimed 20th-century poet's literary life collects her entire body of poetry in a single volume that includes Another Animal, Iconographs and In Other Words as well as a selection of previously uncollected pieces, in an anthology that offers insight into her explorations of the natural world, eroticism and culture.

& Taylor

The first comprehensive edition of May Swenson's work, gathering all of the poems she published in the collections Another Animal (1954), A Cage of Spines (1958), To Mix with Time (1963), Half Sun Half Sleep (1967), Iconographs (1970), New and Selected Things Taking Place (1978), and In Other Words (1987), as well as an extensive selection of previously uncollected poems.
Presents the poet's entire body of poems published during her lifetime as well as previously uncollected pieces.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : The Library of America, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781598532104
Characteristics: xxi, 759 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Hammer, Langdon 1958-- Editor


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