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For copyright reasons, this edition is only available in Canada. The first edition remains available for our customers located outside Canada.
Among the poets new to this edition are such leading names as Americans Robert Pinsky, Louise Erdrich and Louise Glück; Britons James Fenton and Carol Ann Duffy; and Canadians Anne Carson, Robert Bringhurst, and Christian Bök. A number of names who may be new to many readers of poetry are also included among them: Ohioan Debra Allbery, Vancouverite Elise Partridge, and the Cree poet Connie Fife; as with the first edition, the editors have endeavored to include much that is fresh as well as much that is familiar. There are many additions to the selections from poets who appeared in the first edition including selections from the recent work of Leonard Cohen, Les Murray, and Margaret Atwood. As before, the anthology includes work from English-language poets throughout the world from India, Africa, and the Caribbean as well as from Britain, North America, and Australia.
Although the selections from the work of poets of earlier eras are largely unchanged from the first edition, there have been some changes; among poems added for this edition are Milton's L'Allegro and Il Penseroso, Bradstreet's "Employment," Dickinson's "I cannot live without You," Frost's "Once by the Pacific," and Auden's "Funeral Blues."
As before, the text emphasizes work of the past century; poems from 1900 or later take up more than half of the anthology's pages.
In its first edition The Broadview Anthology of Poetry included biographical information about the poets at the back of the anthology; for the new edition, biographical material appears in a headnote to each poet. Two other features are also new to this edition: the date of first publication is appended after each poem, and line numbering is used throughout. The numbers have been kept unobtrusive, however; as with the first edition, the designers have endeavored to give a clean look to the pages of the anthology.
A substantial section on prosody, figures of speech, and so on is included as an appendix.
Comments on this and the previous edition:
"The long-awaited second edition of The Broadview Anthology of Poetry preserves the best of the first edition and incorporates important and valuable new additions." - Patricia Whiting, Carleton University
"This text strikes exactly the right balance: there is plenty of fine poetry by new writers from many parts of the English-speaking world, but there is also excellent representation of the best of the traditional canon. This anthology will support innovative teaching of poetry!" - Anthony John Harding, University of Saskatchewan
"In reconsidering the canon of English-language poetry the editors have been as creative as they are generous. This is a lively anthology; it shows views where previous anthologies hadn't planned for windows." - David Shevin, Tiffin University
"The Broadview Anthology of Poetry is a good anthology that just got better. The revised format makes it easier to use; the greater breadth of coverage allows for a detailed and vital examination of poetic traditions and innovations over time, as well as across diverse national and cultural contexts. With their lucid explanation of metre and form, the editors also provide support to both instructor and student in the study of prosody." - Susan Birkwood, Carleton University
"This is just what I need for my introductory class: a broad selection of poems, attractively presented and reasonably priced. Thank you!" - Jennifer Bryan, UCLA
Herbert Rosengarten and Amanda Goldrick-Jones are both professors at the University of British Columbia. Rosengarten, a former Head of the UBC English Department, is also editor of the Oxford World's Classics edition of Charlotte Brontë's Shirley; (with W.H. New) of Modern Short Stories in English; and (with Jane Flick) of The Broadview Reader.
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The Broadview Anthology of Poetry - Second Edition
2008 • 1144pp • Paperback • 9781551114859 / 1551114852