"A small but rich anthology of poems by twentieth-century practitioners who influenced Merwin". Publishers Weekly
This beautifully packaged anthology begins with a memorial poem W S. Merwin honoring twenty-three great modern poets, all of whom died during his lifetime. It continues with representative works, photographs, and brief biographies of each. among them Dylan Thomas, Wallace Stevens, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Randall Jarrell, John Berryman, W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, James Wright, and James Merrill.