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Celebrate America in Poetry and Art

Edited by Nora Panzer

Copublished with Hyperion Paperbacks for Children
96 pp.: ill. (55 col., 2 b&w)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7868-1360-1

Softcover, $12.99 $9.95

Through the years, America's writers and visual artists have sought to capture the pulse of the American experience through poetry and art. Celebrate America unites these diverse artistic expressions in one volume, examining this country's identity as a cornucopia of beliefs, cultures, and peoples.

Reviews in Brief

"[Celebrate America] assembles painting, sculpture, drawings, and other works of art from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art, and these images reflect on the poetry that accompanies them in emphatic type. The pages teem with creativity and variety." — The New Yorker, December 12, 1994

"Poetry and Art join to illuminate the ethnic, economic, and geographic diversity of the American Experience. The illustrations are culled from the Smithsonian's Museum of American Art; the poems feature some of our finest writers." — The Washingtonian, December 1994