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Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $53.04
  • January 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92838-9
  • 336 pages
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

An Invitation to Poetry

A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology

Student Edition


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Maggie Dietz (Editor), Robert Pinsky (Editor, Boston University)


The widely acclaimed Favorite Poem Project anthology, An Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz, is now available in a value-priced student paperback edition.

Bringing together 200 poems chosen by American readers, the anthology includes work by Sappho, Keats, Rilke, Whitman, and Dickinson, as well as by contemporary poets. The selections are introduced by people from all walks of life—a construction worker, a Supreme Court justice, a glass blower, a marine—each commenting on his or her connection to the poem.

An Invitation to Poetry is accompanied by a free DVD featuring a video introduction by Robert Pinsky and 27 of the Favorite Poem Project segments as seen on PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.