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The Classic Hundred Poems

Written by: William Shakespeare,William Wordsworth,W.B. Yeats,William Harmon - editor
Narrated by: Alfred Corn,Rita Dove
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Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Hundred Poems presents the "top 100" poems of all time. Determined by a consensus of over 1,000 compilers, and arranged in chronological order, each author's work is illuminated by the informative notes of editor William Harmon, who offers insight into the historical period in which each author lived and the author's choice of verse form, tone, and style. This program is read by an ensemble of contemporary poets, including Alfred Corn, Rita Dove, Cornelius Eady, Jorie Graham, Eamon Grennan, Anthony Hecht, Maureen Howard, and James Merrill.
©1990, 1997 Columbia University Press (P)16 9; 1998 HighBridge Company

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