I HEAR AMERICA SINGING by Ruth A. Barnes
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I HEAR AMERICA SINGING

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A book that should be long lived, for I know of nothing that quite fills the niche. Here is an anthology of dialect and regional poetry, of songs and verse that grew out of the frontier and pioneer life and people of this country. There are the expected cowboy and Negro songs, carefully chosen; there are lumbermen songs, and rivermen songs, and railroad men songs. A book that will lead boys who think they don't like poetry, away from misconceptions as to lack of masculinity in poetry, to a realization of the lusty, vigorous he-man quality and the rhythms that beat their way into consciousness. A book to be used with groups of boys -- clubs, classes, scout groups, anywhere poetry can be read aloud and shared.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1937
Publisher: Winston