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Chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio'sThe Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthologyGood Poemsare perfect for our troubled times.
Here, readers will find solace in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as Such As It Is More or Less and Let It Spill. From William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman to R. S. Gwynn and Jennifer Michael Hecht, the voices gathered in this collection will be more than welcome to those who've been struck by bad news, who are burdened by stress, or who simply appreciate the power of good poetry.Praise forGood Poems for Hard Times
If I could choose only one book to give every inhabitant of post-Katrina New Orleans, it would be Garrison Keillor's remarkable and wide-ranging collection ofGood Poems for Hard Times. What a lovely, consoling book, perfect reading for these days when everyone is struggling with something . . . the 185 poems in this collection do help.
—The Times-Picayune(New Orleans)
—The Arizona Republic
[Keillor's] taste is excellent. . . . [H]e knows good poetry.
Those ready to whet their appetites would do well to start withGood Poems for Hard Times.
—The Cleveland Plain Dealer Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio showA Prairie Home Companionand the daily programThe Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor toTimemagazine.US
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