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Joyful Noise
An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry
Robert Strong, ed.




Autumn House
2006 • 400 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry Anthologies

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-12-1



Joyful Noise: An Anthology Of American Spiritual Poetry is a beautiful book. Regardless of the reader’s purpose — poetic, educational, theological, sociological, historical, or just reading... [continued in Reviews below]”—John Samuel Tieman, Coal Hill Review

In his first anthology, Strong showcases poetry exploring a broad range of the United States' diverse spiritual traditions.

A selection of poems and songs that trace America's diverse spiritual traditions. This comprehensive survey includes Native American songs, traditional Protestant hymns, nineteenth-century transcendental verse, and selections from major modern and contemporary authors, such as T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, Agha Shahid Ali, Mark Doty, Jane Hirshfield, and Denise Duhamel.

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Joyful Noise: An Anthology Of American Spiritual Poetry is a beautiful book. Regardless of the reader’s purpose — poetic, educational, theological, sociological, historical, or just reading for the plain old fun of reading — the end result is an explanation, a poetic and historically accurate explanation of the place of spirituality in American life.”—John Samuel Tieman, Coal Hill Review



ROBERT STRONG is the author of Puritan Spectacle and an assistant professor at SUNY Canton. He is currently writing a book on the social history of Sunday in America.



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