In the same way as many persons are capable of writing but one good work of fiction, so many persons are capable of writing but one really excellent poem.
Thomas R. Lounsbury
Yale Book of American Verse
Edited by Thomas R. Lounsbury
Thomas Lounsbury is perhaps best known for his vigorous commitment to making English a recognized and respected course of study. With his passion for the study of literary history and the American language, Lounsbury proves to be the ideal editor for this all-inclusive collection of American verse through 1912.