A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets anthology of poems inspired by the art and architecture of the Eternal City.
Poems of Rome ranges across the centuries and contains the work of poets from many cultures and times, from ancient Rome to contemporary America. Designed to lend itself to those visiting the city–whether in person or in imagination–the book is divided into sections by place. Its pages lead the reader from the Roman Forum to the Colosseum, from the Vatican to the Villa Sciarra, from the Pantheon to the Palatine Hill, all seen through the eyes of poets who have been dazzled by these glorious sites for centuries. The poets range from Horace and Ovid to Pasolini and Pavese, and from Byron and Keats and Rilke to James Merrill, Derek Walcott, and Jorie Graham, in a collection of international talent as dazzling as the great city itself.
Karl Kirchwey, whose work appears in such publications as Grand Street, The Paris Review, and Parnassus and has been anthologized widely, is the author of three acclaimed collections. Formerly Director of the Unterberg Poetry Center, he is now Director of… More about Karl Kirchwey
Hardcover | $14.95
Published by Everyman’s Library Apr 03, 2018| 256 Pages| 4-1/8 x 6-1/4| ISBN 9781101908013