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ISBN:1933769661
Author: William Roetzheim
ISBN13: 978-1933769660
Title: The Giant Book of Poetry
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Language: English
Category: Poetry
Publisher: Level 4 Press, Inc.; 2 edition (April 11, 2014)
Pages: 663

The Giant Book of Poetry by William Roetzheim



This is easily The most complete book of poetry I have had the pleasure of reading. While Roetzheim does offer footnotes on each poem, these often consist of rhyme scheme and meter and occasionaly the explination of a word or the inherent symbolism of the poem. They are not set up in any school of poetry per se although poets from specfic time periods do tend to be grouped together.

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About book: First of all I am a huge fan of poetry so, I knew picking up this book i was going to enjoy it. I love how this book vaired from semi-contemporary to classical poets. You were able to enjoy very different styles off poetry to another. I also like the index in the back that divides the poems into larger categories. I bought this book to find poems for a theatre competion and found that this index was extremely helpful. I would read countless pages before I fell asleep and the poems would always leave questions lingering with me as I drifted off to sleep

Part anthology, part textbook, The Giant Book of Poetry brings together a chorus of voices, from an anonymous poet writing in 4000 BC through poets of the 21st century. It belongs in the collection of every poetry lover.

The publisher is also releasing an audio CD version of the book and the book includes an index pointing from each poem to the corresponding audio CD and track, and an index pointing from each audio CD and track to the corresponding poem location in the book. William Roetzheim is best known as the author of ten technical books on management, technology, and software along with over 150 technical articles. He founded two successful software companies (Marotz, Inc. and Cost Xpert Group, In., winning numerous awards (Inc. 500, Deloitte and Touch Fast 50, Total Excellence in Management Award, Best Place to Work in San Diego, Borland Application of the Year, and many others).

Winner or finalist in the "Best Books" National Book Award Poetry Anthology of the Year; Benjamin Franklin Audio Book of the Year; Foreword Magazine Audio Book of the Year; and the Bill Fisher Award for Best New Fiction. Over 750 pages of poetry spanning from 4,000 BC up to the present day and including a broad cross-section of global poetry. Footnotes for each poem specify each poem's form, define unusual or archaic words, and include notes about interpretation. Multiple indexes, including an index by subject, simplify finding exactly the right poem for any situation.

It belongs in the collection of every poetry lover. The complete list of narrators includes Audessa Siccardi, Courtney J. McMillon, Crystal Verdon, Heather Rupy, Jason Tolin, Joel Castellaw, John Aviles, Kris Griffin, Marti Krane, Olga Mieth, Regina Roetzheim, Richard Baird, and Robert Masson. I already own the audio book, the printed book and the electronic book versions of the Giant Book of Poetry. I have come to the conclusion that the easiest way to listen to a specific poem in this anthology, when one wishes to, is to own the cd version as well. However, similar to the audio version, I suspect that the index at the end of the printed book pointing poems to cds could also be index incorrectly.

Winner or finalist in the Best Books National Book Award Poetry Anthology of the Year; Benjamin Franklin Audio Book of the Year; Foreword Magazine Audio Book of the Year; and the Bill Fisher Award for Best New Fiction. Over 750 pages of poetry spanning from 4,000 BC up to the present day and including a broad cross-section of global poetry. Footnotes for each poem specify each poem's form, define unusual or archaic words, and include notes about interpretation. Multiple indexes, including an index by subject, simplify finding exactly the right poem for any situation. The poems were specifically selected to appeal to readers new to poetry, but even experienced poetry readers will find new and enjoyable poems. The poems from the book are also available on audio CD.
Reviews: 7
Went Tyu
I bought the Kindle version of this book and I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. The poetry does not lose any format in the e-book version and the various poems and authors are easily accessible. Also, the footnotes are easy to get to, which I had found in some e-books to be next to impossible to find.

As for the anthology itself, I can only give the highest acclaim. The range and variety of poetry and poetic schools in this book is astounding. Rarely outside of a university textbook, can one go through so many different time periods and schools of poetry. Even then, this anthology exceeds many textbooks in that it is not limited to one school, time period, or nationality of poetry.

If you are expecting academic influence in this book in the way of editors and long introductions to authors and schools of poetry, you will find little. What this anthology amounts to is one man putting together his favorite poems by his favorite poets. That being said Roetzheim still gives wonderful insight into each poem with footnotes including rhyme scheme, meter, themes of the poem, and definitions for the more obscure words.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in poetry. It is a great collection for everyone from those new to poetry to college professors and everyone in between.
Mavegar
The Giant Book Of Poetry edited by William H. Roetzheim is a great purchase which has revealed to me so many beautiful poems I hadn't known about and from such a wide variety of poets. I am a musician and composer who likes to compose music to classic poetry. The Giant Book Of Poetry inspired me to compose the music and to record my second album - Hidden Flame (giladsmusic).
Thanks to The Giant Book Of Poetry, my album holds new music compositions to poems by some of the world's greatest poets, ranging from the biblical David’s Lament to the twentieth century works of Edgar Allen Poe, Kipling, Tennyson, Hemmingway, and others.
My compliments to Mr. Roetzheim on his choice of poets and their work. The poetry makes pleasurable reading and I continue to find poems that appeal to me each and every time I read the book.

Gilad Hesseg

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Whitestone
There are many wonderful classics and some worthy "new comers" in this volume. It is difficult to create a compendium that could also become a classic. This is close but not quite there as I can not leave it on the shelf. I really wish it had come with a fair warning that there are poems contained therein that are NOT appropriate for younger eyes. I bought this to be a family volume and it is not that book. Still, I'll enjoy reading the vast array until such time as I can place it on the shelf which will bring literary debate to the table between newly grown adults. Again, not suitable for younger eyes but a fairly rich collection for adults.
Cildorais
Dilemma

"I want to be famous so I can be
humble about
being famous
What good is my humility
when I am stuck
in this obscurity?"

~ David Budbill

In my search for good poems I've often had to wade through the mediocre and mundane to get to the memorable. By reading an anthology I hope to find that someone else has done this job for me and has collected the best of the best. This is sometimes true but tastes vary. So it is with some trepidation that I enter the world of an editor who has selected what he or she feels are essential poems to be read at your leisure.

This book contains more contemporary poems than many anthologies which seem to focus more on classic poems. This book has plenty of classic poems and quite a few finds that I haven't seen in other poetry books over the years.

I enjoyed finding Elizabeth Bishop's funny poem about losing things and David Budbill's poem about wanting to be humble and famous. I was delighted to find poems by Billy Collins as I've reviewed quite a few of his books in the past. Reading this anthology also taught me something interesting about bats. You just never know what you are going to find in an anthology. Some of the great poems include:

"Trees" by Joyce Kilmer
"My Madonna" by Robert Service (pretty funny)
"The Owl and the Pussy-Cat" by Edward Lear
"All the World's a Stage" by William Shakespeare
"To the Virgins" by Robert Herrick
"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wortdsworth
"An Argument" by Thomas Moore
"Anabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe

Even though this book is very long and takes quite a while to read when I got to 50% and found Billy Collins poems I did say "YAY!" Because mostly I was looking for contemporary poems. But alas there were very few and by 60% the poems were over.

Well I am still happy I read this anthology because I found some funny poems. With so many poems to sort through this really does become quite an adventure. About 80% of the poems in this book were unknown to me. So this introduced me to quite a few new poets I may not have come across that easily.

~The Rebecca Review
Survivors
so, i just got this in the mail, and i was really psyched. ive looked over the poems, and i think that the two main things about the book is that the selection is arbitrary, and it is definitely more of an introsuctory book. the arbitrariness of it is both good and bad--the book is a wonderful hodge-podge of poems, and it's big. but--and this is a big but--you'll probably find that some of your favorites aren't in it. for instance, ginsberg. like, wtf. and james wright has three poems, but not his autumn one, which, to me, is freaking sacrosant. and not a single sylvia plath poem, which made me rather bummed out. and only shakespeare's staple, easier sonnets. but there is rudyard kipling's "if" and the love song of prufrock, and there is some larkin (arundel tomb, talking in bed, and this be the verse--no aubade, though, hmm). has keats's grecian urn. has a lot of dickinson. in short, i consider it a pretty good deal considering how it's not all from one poet or one time period. it's many, many poets, with a couple to a few usually short poems per each poet.