Poems for Life: A Special Collection of Poetry Selected by: E. L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, David Mamet, Tom Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Vonnegut, Elie Wiesel, and Many More

Poems for Life: A Special Collection of Poetry Selected by: E. L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, David Mamet, Tom Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Vonnegut, Elie Wiesel, and Many More

The Nightingale-Bamford School


An unforgettable choice of poems steered by way of recognized people.

What is your favourite poem? that's the query scholars from fifth-grade sessions at a brand new York grade institution requested well-known humans to whom that they had written. Their thought, the scholars defined, was once to place jointly a ebook that will gain the Women’s fee for Refugee girls and kids. the scholars have been additionally learning poems in school and desired to be aware of if anyone nonetheless, actually, learn and received perception from poetry. Touched through this attract their hearts, minds, and thoughts, fifty celebrities replied to their inquiries, together with Geraldine Ferraro, Allen Ginsberg, Rudi Giuliani, Peter Jennings, Angela Lansbury, Yo-Yo Ma, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Sawyer, best friend Sheedy, Kurt Vonnegut, and Tom Wolfe. The poems they give variety from John Donne to Langston Hughes, yet their letters all show wish that the students—and readers of this glorious present book—will learn and take proposal from the poetry of prior and present.

“Of the entire phrases that experience caught to the ribs of my soul, poetry has been the main filling,” writes Anna Quindlen in her creation, and this gorgeous, inspiring choice of poetry is the appropriate expression of the way poets can impact and form our lives.

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