Author(s): Russ Kick
Popular Disinformation author, Russ Kick, is known for his quirky, ingenious and surprisingly useful collections. He's done it again. This is the most comprehensive, not to mention the first, anthology of death poetry ever published in the English language and is ultimately life affirming. DEATH POEMS is an unprecedented, vast survey of death in poetry that cuts across time, world cultures and languages. DEATH POEMS covers a range of subjects, from the death of children, lost loves and funeral rites, to serial killers, 9/11, the death penalty, roadkill, war, the Underworld, reincarnation and elegies to famous people. Included are the famous poems "death poetry's greatest hits" that have to be included: "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Dickinson, "To an Athlete Dying Young" by Housman, "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Thomas, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Wilde, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" by Whitman, "Adonais" by Shelley and a bunch more. Also included are poems from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Sappho, Nietzsche, C.S. Lewis, Victor Hugo, Rumi, Benjamin Franklin, Langston Hughes and many, many more.
Russ Kick is the editor of the wildly successful three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon and the bestselling anthologies You Are Being Lied To, Everything You Know is Wrong and 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know. His books have sold over half a million copies. The New York Times has dubbed him "an information archaeologist" and Utne Reader named him one of its "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World."