Joy: 100 Poems

If there is a poet on your gift list, anthologies are often best; and Christian Wiman, a professor at Yale Institute for Sacred Music, has compiled a thoughtful edition appropriately titled for the holiday season. Rather than including classic offerings, his decision to include only selections from modern-era poets will introduce readers to lesser known writers and their works, with so many interesting and unusual selections that even the most jaded writer will be delighted, even joyful.

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