Introduction, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Theodore Roethke, John Berryman, and Randall Jarrell
* This book is a collection of poetry by 75 American poets.
* The poems collectively reflect the freedom found in contemporary poetry.
* Robert Lowell's work reflects the time in which he lived.
* Lowell was rebellious and he won many awards.
* Elizabeth Bishop was a master at her craft.
* Bishop's work is clear, witty, and descriptive.
* Theodore Roethke saw his work as a transformation from a "self into a soul."
* Many of Roethke's work is based on nature.
* John Berryman was influenced by William Butler Yeats and W.H. Auden.
* Berryman mirrored the lyrical quality and social and political commentary of his influences.
* Randall Jarrell was a famous poet and critic.
* Jarrell's work focuses mainly on WWII and destruction of self.
Robert Penn Warren, Charles Olson, J.V. Cunningham, Robert Hayden, and Jean Garrigue
* Robert Penn Warren was America's...
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