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The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (Paperback)
This groundbreaking volume may well be the poetry anthology for the global village. As selected by J.D. McClatchy, this collection includes masterpieces from four continents and more than two dozen languages in translations by such distinguished poets as Elizabeth Bishop, W.S. Merwin, Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney. Among the countries and writers represented are:
China--Bei Dao, Shu Ting
El Salvador--Claribel Alegria
Greece--Odysseus Elytis, Yannis Ritsos
Poland--Zbigniew Herbert, Czeslaw Milosz
Russia--Joseph Brodsky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Senegal--Leopold Sedar Senghor
South Africa--Breyten Breytenbach
St. Lucia, West Indies--Derek Walcott
About the Author
J. D. McCLATCHY is the author of six collections of poems: Scenes From Another Life, Stars Principal, The Rest of the Way, Ten Commandments, Hazmat, and Mercury Dressing. His selected poems, Division of Spoils, appeared in England in 2003.