Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia

100 Great Poets of the English LanguagE @amazon.com

With Dan Stone. From the cover: "100 Great Poets of the English Language introduces the reader to some of the most enduring poems of the English literary tradition in one compact volume.

Arranged chronologically, the book traces the development of English language poetry from its early origins in medieval Anglo-Saxon culture to its cosmopolitan present. Traversing twelve centuries of verse, 100 Great Poets of the English Language includes the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Donne, along with modern poets such as Espaillat, Heaney, and Plath. Featuring brief, informative biographical headnotes for each poet, the selections reflect the pinnacle of each poet's career—those poems that have, over time, come to embody the very best of each."