Shakespeare's sonnets are the English language's most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions–desire and despair, longing and loss, adoration and disgust. To read them is to confront morality and eternity in the same breath.
In this series we look at through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets. Poetry can sometimes be elusive, the real meaning layered beneath another. In this volume,20 American poets give voice to their nation, their hopes, and their aspirations. Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinson are joined by Edgar Allan Poe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Laurence Dunbar, and others to pleasure our ears and minds with a rambling stroll through their works.
The beauty and spirit of Maya Angelou's words live on in this complete collection of poetry. Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer's remarkable life.
This book is a collection of pieces by 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson, who insisted that her life of isolation gave her an introspective and deep connection with the world. As a result, her work parallels her life—misunderstood in its time, but full of depth and imagination, and covering such universal themes as nature, art, friendship, love, society, mortality, and more.