The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry - Mark Doty, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Henri Cole, Li-Young Lee, and Carl Phillips Summary & Analysis

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Mark Doty, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Henri Cole, Li-Young Lee, and Carl Phillips Summary

Mark Doty grew up in many different regions of the U.S. He now spends his time between Massachusetts and Texas. He has won several awards for his poetry. What is most noticeable about Mark's work is its glamor and attraction to the world's beauty. Mark has also tried to make himself a political poet and activist. The poems in his section include "Broadway," "Brilliance," "A Display of Mackerel," and "Door to the River."

Gjertrud Schnackenberg was established as a sort of naturalist poet of her own past with her first book. She is obsessed with history and the past's connection to the present. The poems included in her section are "The Paperweight," "Signs," and "Supernatural Love."

Henri Cole's early work was delicate...

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