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FLORIDA IN POETRY
Long before John Smith set foot in Virginia, Spanish and French poets were writing about the landscape and inhabitants of Florida. This anthology is a collection of poems relating the experiences of Florida ranging from those of the first explorers of the peninsula to those of contemporary writers. It is a history of the imagination of Florida's past, present, and future.
In this book you will read Walt Whitman's eulogy of Seminole Chief Osceola, share a few samples of Zora Neale Hurston's and Langston Hughes's pioneering collections of the folk poetry of Florida, see St. Augustine through Ralph Waldo Emerson's convalescent eyes, and share poet A. R. Ammons's vision of a Florida landfill.
"This work contains a comprehensive, manageable body of literature that should appeal to both the serious student of Southern literature and the historian interested in Florida's depiction in poetry." —Kevin McCarthy, professor emeritus of English, University of Florida
Size: 7 x 10
line illustrations by Frank Lohan
A BIT OF THE BOOK
Jane Anderson Jones and Maurice O'Sullivan, editors