100 Poets : A Little Anthology
A wonderfully readable anthology of our greatest poetry, chosen by the author of A Little History of Poetry.
"Does anyone know more about poetry than John Carey? Almost certainly not." - The Times
A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and survive the devastation of conquests.
Celebrated author John Carey here presents a uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one-hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their finest poems. Ranging from Homer and Sappho to Donne and Milton, Plath and Angelou, this is a delightful and accessible introduction to the very best that poetry can offer. Familiar favourites are nestled alongside marvellous new discoveries-all woven together with Carey's expert commentary.
Particular attention is given to the works of female poets, like Christina Rossetti and Charlotte Mew. This is a personal guide to the poetry that shines brightest through the ages. Within its pages, readers will find treasured poems that remain with you for life.