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101 Poems About Childhood

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Title: 101 Poems About Childhood
Author: Donaghy, Michael
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Childhood, according to Rilke, was one of poetry's two inexhaustible sources. The poems in this anthology are an index of the idea of childhood, from nostalgia to expressions of love for children, from the celebration of births to the mourning of childhood death - childhood's psychology and persona, its pleasures and terrors, and the loss of innocence. Edited and introduced by Michael Donaghy, this wonderfully evocative book draws on poems from the classics to the contemporary: from Homer and Shakespeare, through Blake, Clare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Coleridge, and right up to the twentieth-century poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds and Paul Muldoon.

Michael Donaghy was born in New York in 1954 and educated at Fordham University and the University of Chicago. He was Poetry Editor for Chicago Review for several years before moving to England in 1985. His first book, Shibboleth (1988), won the Whitbread Prize for Poetry; Conjure (2000) won the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection. He died in 2004.

Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 06/10/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571217847
Publishing status: Indent (4-6 weeks)
101 Poems About Childhood