Collecting and Commitment

Introduction by Robert Pinsky

to

English Renaissance Poetry: A Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton to Jonson

Selected by John Williams

In the beginning, for many poets and readers, there are anthologies. They often provide our earliest source for poems, before the serious investment of buying new books by living poets, or building a personal library of classic collections […] Exploring anthologies may inspire that step of commitment to a vocation.

Elsewhere I have pointed to Pinsky’s remarks on grow or curate your own collection.

And so for day 2471
18.09.2013

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