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...
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