AP Reading List: Book-A-Day: A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry

Join our #Book-A-Day challenge.  Here's the choice for today:  A Book of Luminous Things by Czeslaw Milosz.Author:  Czeslaw Milosz

Category:  Poetry

Overview:  A collection of poems, not from one author or from one region or era, but from all times and places.  Chosen by Milosz and arranged by theme.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “My favorite anthology of poems, this book not only includes some of the greats, it is a wonderful insight into the man himself.  If you only read one, make it this one.”

Ethan: “The best collection I have ever come across for exploring poetry beyond the English language. Milosz’s selection and organization of poems perfectly guides the reader through a crash course on the world’s poetry.”

Madisyn:  “A beautiful anthology of a diverse volume of poems. My only suggestion would be to read the poems before the written comments by Milosz. Although his thoughts are interesting, this allows you to read each poem without bias.”


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