Poets of the Civil War: (American Poets Project #15)

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Writers on both sides of the American Civil War “brought to the crisis” (in editor J. D. McClatchys’ words) “poetry’s unique ability to stir the emotions, to freeze the moment, to sweep the scene with a panoramic lens and suddenly swoop in for a close-up of suffering or courage.” This vibrant collection brings together the most memorable and enduring work inspired by the conflict: the masterpieces of Whitman and Melville, Sidney Lanier on the death of Stonewall Jackson, the anti-slavery poems of Longfellow and Whittier, the front-line narratives of Henry Howard Brownell and John W. De Forest, the anthems of Julia Ward Howe and James Ryder Randall. Grief, indignation, pride, courage, patriotic fervor, ultimately reconciliation and healing: the poetry of the Civil War evokes unforgettably the emotions that roiled America in its darkest hour.

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Elegantly designed in compact editions, printed on acid-free paper, and textually authoritative, the American Poets Project makes available the full range of the American poetic accomplishment, selected and introduced by today’s most discerning poets and critics.
 

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A fine selection of poems from both sides of the Civil War. Read full review

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WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT 17941878
1
WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS 18061870
8
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER 18071892
17
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES 18091894
30
HERMAN MELVILLE 18191891
50
WALT WHITMAN 18191892
68
MARGARET JUNKIN PRESTON 18201897
94
The Bay Fight
98
Dirge for a Soldier
126
FRANCIS MILES FINCH 18271907
135
FITZJAMES OBRIEN 18281862
152
SILAS WEIR MITCHELL 18291914
156
BRETHARTE 18361902
169
NATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER 18411906
182
KATE BROWNLEE SHERWOOD 18411914
188
Sources and Acknowledgments
201

THOMAS BUCHANAN READ 18221872
119

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J. D. McClatchy (1945–2018) was the author of many books of poetry and essays, including Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems (2014), and the editor of nine Library of America publications. He wrote the libretto for Ned Rorem’s operatic version of Our Town, taught at Yale University, and served as editor of The Yale Review.

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