Publication date: 2005. Condition: Very good. The cover is in very good condition - almost as new apart from a light crease along the spine. Internally the book is in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked - almost as new. Content: "Compiled by three noted poets, this is an eclectic, stimulating, and informed compilation of poets' remarks on poetry spanning eras, ethnicities, and aesthetics. The 102 selections from nearly as many poets reach back to the Greeks and Romans, then draw on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Sidney, and Milton, on to Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, and Poe, then Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Rilke, and Pound, concluding with many of our contemporaries. The book is divided into three sections. "musing" concerns issues of inspiration, "Making", issues of craft, and "Mapping", the role of poetry and the poet.....There is also a useful appendix with a listing of essays arranged by thematic content"