The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry Quiz

J. D. Mcclatchy
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Unlike many poets, Robert Pinsky has no interest in _____. (from Charles Simic, Michael S. Harper, Frank Bidart, Robert Pinsky, and Robert Hass)


Which poem was written for a survivor of Hiroshima? (from Galway Kinnell, Anne Sexton, Philip Levine, Irving Feldman, and John Hollander)


James Merrill spent part of his life living in which exotic location? (from James Merrill, W.S. Merwin, A.R. Ammons, John Ashbery, and James Wright)


In Louise Gluck's "Messengers" which of the following seems to be waiting for the poet? (from Louise Gluck, Sandra McPherson, Michael Palmer, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Kay Ryan)


Marilyn Hacker previously worked as a salesperson. Which item did Hacker sell? (from Amy Clampitt, Dave Smith, Marilyn Hacker, William Matthews, and Sharon Olds)

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