The Paths of Poetry

Twenty-Five Poets & Their Poems

by Estate of Louis Untermeyer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/26/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9780595006533

About the Book

Louis Untermeyer, the American poet perhaps most familiar with the lives and works of the great writers in the English language, tells of the touching, humorous and dramatic incidents which have made up the lives and contributed to the poetic genius of each of twenty-five poets from Chaucer to Frost.

These are the unacknowledged legislators; music-makers, “movers and shakers”, poets who have influenced our ideas, affected our emotions and enriched our language. The chapters not only tell the stories of their lives but also relate their lives to their poems and reveal how and why they wrote the way they did. This work aims to show what the poets meant to the development of literature and, most of all, what they mean to us.

About the Author

Louis Untermeyer was author, anthologist, and translator of more than a hundred books for readers of all ages. He is best remembered as a prolific anthologist whose treasuries introduced students to contemporary poetry for decades. His collections of Modern American Poetry and Modern British Poetry, revised and amplified have sold over a million copies. He is said to have introduced more poets to readers and more readers to poets than any other American.