Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness

Carolyn Forche - Editor
808.81 Ag

This book includes poems of protest and poems  that give social witness to lives lost and harmed by tyranny, terrorism, and  oppression.  As Bertolt Brecht said, "In  the dark times, there will be singing."

The Oxford Book of Light Verse

W. H. Auden - Editor
808.81 Ox

Poetry is not all somber, factual and pondering  great truths. This collection shows its humorous side from the nonsense poetry  of Edward Lear to limericks by Houseman and Belloc. This collection will make  you chuckle as it ferries you “to the land where the bong trees grow.”

Sunflower Splendor: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry

Wu-Chi Liu and Irving Yucheng Lo
895.1 Su

This collection covers all major periods and  styles of Chinese poetry from the dawn of the art to the mid-20th  century, translated by over fifty individuals. A broad sampling of the richness  of Chinese poetry that helps you understand the country by sharing the beauty  and range of its poetic art.