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  1. 1. Poets and their Works next
  2. 2. I. Objectives: At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to recognize the poets and their works with 90% accuracy. Target group: whole class Duration/Mode: 40 minutes next
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  4. 4. John Ashbrey born in 1927, is the only American poet to win all three major annual literary prizes -- the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award -- for one book, "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" (1975). Among the most recent of his 16 collections of poetry: "Shadow Train," (1981), Selected Poems" (1985), "April Galleons" (1987), And the Stars Were Shining" (1993), and "Can You Hear, Bird," (1995) which includes "Sleepers Awake." John Ashbery is Charles P. Stevenson, Jr., Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. back
  5. 5. John Berryman (1914-1972), won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1965 for "77 Dream Songs." In 1968, "His Toy, His Dream, His Rest" won the National Book Award for Poetry. Both works were incorporated into his major work, "The Dream Songs," published in 1969, the year John Berryman won the Bollingen Prize for Poetry. In addition to several volumes of criticism, he published "Stephen Crane," a biography; and a novel, "Recovery." His "Collected Poems: 1937-1971" was published in 1989. back
  6. 6. Frank Bidart was born in 1939. He has published four books: "Golden Gate" (1973), "The Book of the Body" (1977), "The Sacrifice" (1983) and "In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-1990" (1990). Frank Bidart teaches at Wellesley College. "Love Incarnate" will be included in his forthcoming collection, "Desire," to be published in October 1997. back
  7. 7. Louise Bogan (1987-1970) was poetry critic for "The New Yorker" for 38 years beginning in 1931. During her lifetime, she won almost every major poetry prize, including the Bollingen Prize (1955) and two Guggenheim fellowships. Her first volume of poetry, "Body of This Death" was published in 1923; "Collected Poems, 1923- 1953" was published in 1954; "The Blue Estuaries: Poems, 1923- 1968" appeared in 1968. Her book, "Journey Around My Room: The Autobiography of Louise Bogan," was posthumously published in 1981. back
  8. 8. Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996), winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Leningrad and began writing poetry at the age of 18. In 1964, he was sentenced to five years in exile in the Arkhangelsk region of Northern Russia. His sentence was commuted two years later because of internal and international protests. In 1972, Joseph Brodsky became an involuntary exile from his native country. After brief stays in Vienna and London, he went to the United States; he became Poet Laureate of the United States in 1991. back
  9. 9. Task : For 20 minutes write your own 3 stanza poem consisting of 3 lines each stanza in any theme of your choice next
  10. 10. Credits: http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/04/20/home/poe tlist.html

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