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Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry

Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry

Poet and novelist George Abbe (1911–1989) selected and reads works written by 22 American poets. The poems, written during a twenty-year period from the 1940s to the early 1960s, are by noted and lesser-known poets including Theodore Roethke, Kenneth Patchen, John Ciardi, Karl Shapiro, Isobel Kneeland, Marcia Masters (daughter of Edger Lee Masters), and Felix Stefanile. The listing of poets and text for all of the poems are included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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John Ciardi: Snowy Heron / I Marry You George Abbe 2:38
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E.L. Mayo: The Wagon Train / Richard Eberhart: The Horse Chestnut Tree George Abbe 2:53
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Theodore Roethke: The Return / The Wraith George Abbe 4:13
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Howard Nemerov: Life Cycle of Common Man / John Logan: The Preparation George Abbe 4:05
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David Morton: Traveller's Report / Galway Kinnell: To Christ Our Lord George Abbe 3:28
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Lewis Turco: An Immigrant Ballad / Alfred Dorn: Snowflake / Kate Brackett: Something Has to Burn George Abbe 5:22
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Donald Justice: Here in Katmandu / The Stray Dog by the Summerhouse George Abbe 2:58
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William Jay Smith: Dead Snake / Light / Marcia Masters: Nightfall / The Countess of Pershing Square George Abbe 4:21
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Kenneth Patchen: O Fiery River / James Wright: Sparrows in a Hillside Drift George Abbe 2:50
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Felix Stefanile: The Afternoon As an Aria / A Late Elegy for a Baseball Player / May Swenson: Lion George Abbe 4:09
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Leah Bodine Drake: Precarious Ground / David Ridgley Clark: Pinnacle George Abbe 2:22
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Richard Wilbur: Years-End / Driftwood George Abbe 4:20
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Karl Shapiro: The Interlude George Abbe 2:55
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