Poetry of the American Renaissance
edited by Paul Kane

May 18, 2012
Paperback, 383 pages
9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches

ISBN-13: 978-0807616192
$19.95 (Can $22.95)

This anthology, the most comprehensive available in a single volume, brings together all of the major poets of the American Renaissance along with many lesser-known poets now being rediscovered. A critical introduction situates the poetry in its historical context, informative headnotes introduce each poet, and notes to the poems provide helpful explanation to unusual words and references. This anthology, for the first time, presents the brilliant poetic legacy of the American Renaissance in a convenient and accessible format.

Poets Anthologized Include: Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, Emma Lazarus, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, Adah Isaacs Menken, Edgar Allan Poe, John Rollin Ridge, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Henry David Thoreau, Jones Very, and Walt Whitman et. al.

"By expanding and diversifying the canon usually associated with the American Renaissance, Paul Kane’s remarkable collection offers new visions of nineteenth century American poetry, poetics, and literary culture.” –William Rossi

Paul Kane teaches at Vassar College and lives in Warwick, New York.