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Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

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Theodore Roethke was a poet and educator. He was born on May 25, 1908 in Saginaw, Michigan. Roethke graduated from the University of Michigan in 1929. He entered Michigan Law School, but withdrew in 1930 to pursue a master's degree in literature at Harvard. Roethke did not complete his degree due vis mere to financial problems. Roethke worked as an instructor at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania State University, and Bennington College. His 1951 book, Praise to the End, won the Bollington Prize and his 1953 volume, The Waking, Poems 1933-1953, won the Pulitzer Prize. Roethke was also a two-time winner of the National Book Award and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Roethke died on August 1, 1963. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: T. Roethke, Theodor Roethke, Theodore Roethke

Værker af Theodore Roethke

Theodore Roethke: Selected Poems (2005) 119 eksemplarer
On Poetry and Craft (2001) 94 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1969) 30 eksemplarer
I am! says the lamb (1961) 16 eksemplarer
The lost son, and other poems (1948) 16 eksemplarer
The Waking: Poems, 1933-1953 (1953) 12 eksemplarer
Open House (1941) 9 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Bidragyder — 1,262 eksemplarer
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver919 eksemplarer
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Bidragyder — 832 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Bidragyder — 753 eksemplarer
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Bidragyder — 546 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver443 eksemplarer
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Bidragyder — 391 eksemplarer
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Bidragyder — 276 eksemplarer
The Art of Losing (2010) — Bidragyder — 199 eksemplarer
Eight American Poets: An Anthology (1994) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver179 eksemplarer
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 162 eksemplarer
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Bidragyder — 141 eksemplarer
Emergency Kit (1996) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver108 eksemplarer
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Poetry in Crystal (1963) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
New World Writing: Fourth Mentor Selection (1953) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
New World Writing: Second Mentor Selection (1952) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Nothing Solemn: An anthology of comic verse (1973) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 5, January 1976 (1976) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
New World Writing 19 (1961) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1978 (1978) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Conversations on the craft of poetry — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Roethke, Theodore Huebner
Buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
heart attack
Seattle, Washington, USA
University of Michigan (AB | 1929)
University of Michigan (MA | 1936)
Harvard University
tennis coach
children's book author
Roethke, Beatrice (wife)
Hillyer, Robert (teacher)
Bread Loaf School of English
Chi Phi
Lafayette College (professor ∙ tennis coach)
Pennsylvania State University (professor ∙ tennis coach)
University of Washington (professor)
Michigan State (professor) (vis alle 7)
Bennington College (professor)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Bollingen Prize (1959)
Shelley Memorial Award (1961/1962)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award ( [1952])
Poetry Society of America Prize (1962)
Pacific Northwest Writers Award (1959)
Longview Award (1959) (vis alle 22)
Edna St. Vincent Millay Award (1959)
Ford Foundation Grant (1952 ∙ 1959)
National Institute of Arts and Letters grant (1952)
nomination for honorary membership in International Mark Twain Society (1952)
National Institute and American Academy Award in Literature (1952)
Fund for the Advancement of Education fellowship (1952)
Levinson Prize (1951)
Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize (1947)
Guggenheim fellowship (1945 ∙ 1950)
Appeared on a U.S. postage stamp as one of ten, great 20th Century American poets
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1956
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1954)
National Book Award for Poetry (1959 | 1965)



This collection is a mixed bag. I’m rating it with five stars anyway, for when Roethke was good, he was very good. I liked in particular “The Lost Son.” It has a language and themes all its own and gives the feeling it could have been written by no other poet. There are many other fine ones as well. I’m struck by how many good love poems he wrote, as incongruous as they seem in company of those in which he rages in the mire of physical life. Throughout, there is the contention between flesh and spirit and the awareness of death. Many images are recurrent: stone, snail, snake, and the basic elements, especially fire and water. He was also obsessed with birds and—son of the greenhouse—flowers.
A telling line from “What Can I Tell My Bones” seems a key to Roethke’s perceptions and obsessions: “The dead love the unborn.” Roethke is intensely aware that his particular person is part of a great network of being, connected not only to all of nature (animate and inanimate) but to all that came before or will come. His yearning for reconnection with this leads not only to the imagery of rebirth; his longing extends to a recapitulation of evolution. The self-referential “worm,” conventionally in the pen of other writers an expression of self-loathing (at times in Roethke as well), is, for him, a sign of kinship.
Roethke’s nursery poems point in the same direction, a recapturing of simplicity. For the most part, however, these songs of experience-informed innocence don’t work for me. Nevertheless, there are many poems in this book that I’ll return to again and again.
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HenrySt123 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jul 19, 2022 |
This paperback edition contains the complete text of Roethke's seven published volumes plus sixteen previously uncollected poems. Included are his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners The Walking, Words for the Wind, and The Far Field.
PSZC | 5 andre anmeldelser | May 20, 2019 |
A long-time favorite. I bought this book while in college, and pull it up regularly to reread it.
CarolJMO | Dec 12, 2016 |
I was more than a little disappointed in these. Only familiar with one poem, an elegy written for a student of his, which was lovely. This was pretty pricey too, and came without a dust jacket.
unclebob53703 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Feb 21, 2016 |



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