The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

J. D. Mcclatchy
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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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