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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

100 Poems by 100 Poets

by Harold Pinter

To pass the time on a long train ride from London to Cornwall, playwright Harold Pinter and his two companions, Geoffrey Godbert and Anthony Astbury, set up a challenge: Choose a hundred poems by a hundred poets—living poets excluded—to represent the finest poetry ever written in English. The resulting anthology is challenging, eclectic, very personal, and great fun.

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 192
  • Publication Date June 01, 1992
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3279-6
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $14.00

About The Book

To pass the time on a long train ride from London to Cornwall, playwright Harold Pinter and his two companions, Geoffrey Godbert and Anthony Astbury, set up a challenge: Choose a hundred poems by a hundred poets—living poets excluded—to represent the finest poetry ever written in English. The three agreed to organize this collection unconventionally, alphabetically by author rather than chronologically. The resulting anthology is challenging, eclectic, very personal, and great fun. With its surprising juxtapositions and gargantuan range of voice and style, 100 Poems by 100 Poets brings old favorites into a new light and less well-known poems out of the shadows.