What are the best epic poetry by Americans?

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    #1Omeros

    Omeros

    Omeros is a five-part poem for young adults written by Derek Walcott. It was released in 1992. The title is Homer the Historian's Greek name. It is about two iconic racial disputes in history: the loss of lands for Amerindians and slavery of Africans.

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    Joyce Barnett
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "A fascinating piece if one loves to read poetry."
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    #2The Bridge

    The Bridge

    The Bridge is a historical poem book written by Hart Crane. It was originally released in 1930, seven years after it was started. It contains an introduction from Waldo Frank and a foreword from Thomas A. Vogler. 

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    Gerald Robinson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I think the most epic poetry by Americans is The Bridge. This is a really great book. Something you probably didn't even know existed. I couldn't put it down. It was a really good read. "
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    #3John Brown's Body

    John Brown's Body

    John Brown's Body is a historical retelling poem for young adults and adults written by Stephen Vincent Benet. It was originally released in February 1990. It is an epic poem that retells views of people involved in the Civil War.

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    Denise Warren
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "One of the most read poems of our time with very good reviews set in the civil war this book will amaze you and for most Americans if it is one of the best epic poetry books."
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    #4The Cantos of Ezra Pound

    The Cantos of Ezra Pound

    The Cantos of Ezra Pound is an epic poem book written by Ezra Pound. It was released in 1996 by New Directions. It includes the Italian Cantos LXXII and LXXIII. The work is accepted as one of the most important poems of the 20th century.

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    Nicholas Harrison
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I would say this is a must read for any fan of American poetry, or just poetry in general. It is a very difficult read, and it does get confusing, but I powered through it. I will say it was worth it. Be sure to set aside a lot of time for this one, you will need it."
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    #5The Descent of Alette

    The Descent of Alette

    The Descent of Alette is a feminist and adventure epic poem written by Alice Notley. It was first released in 1996. It is accepted as a modern and feministic take on Dante's Inferno.

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    Elvira Barragán
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This looks interesting. I've never read it but I like Dante's Inferno and a feminist take on this would be really cool to read."
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    #6"A"

    "A"

    "A" is book for young adults and adults written by Louis Zukofsky. It was released in October 1993. It is considered as the author's most important poetic work.

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    Carl Williams
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a wonderful work of poetry. It is one long poem with the notes included. Louis Zukofsky is an incredibly talented American poet."
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    #7After the Lost War

    After the Lost War
    After the Lost War: A Narrative is a historical fiction written by Andrew Hudgins. It was released in June 1989. It is an epic poem that the author used to view the war as Sidney Lanter, the iconic poet who soldiered for the Confederacy.
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    Adrián Vega
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is definitely something.. special, to say the least. It's by no means a bad kind of special, but something more of an interesting one. It didn't manage to keep me engaged 24/7, but I enjoyed it more than enough to read it whenever I had the spare time."
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    #8Chief Joseph Of The Nez Perce

    Chief Joseph Of The Nez Perce

    Chief Joseph Of The Nez Perce is a biography of the Joseph, a great chief of the Nez Perce Indians written in the poetry form by Robert Penn Warren. It was released in 1983. The epic poem was told through the eyes of Joseph.

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    Lawrence Keller
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I've always been fascinated by everything Native American, so this was a must read for me. Interesting profile of the great chief, the poetic interpretation is different but cool to read."
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    #9Ark

    Ark

    Ark (ARK) is a cryptocurrency and a platform created for mass adoption. It works Smart Bridges to interact with other blockchains to further increase its reach, providing a wider range of features in a single place.


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    Doris Hansen
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I love the wallet that ARK offers! It keeps all my cryptocurrency in one place and has offered up a lot of useful information about the cryptocurrency world."
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    #10Genesis

    Genesis
    Genesis: An Epic Poem of the Terraforming of Mars is an epic poem for young adults written by Frederick Turner. It was released in 2012. It is about how the humans can prepare the land of Mars for habitation. 
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    Bruce Pearson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is one giant poem! This is a beautiful poem read like a novel about the terraforming of mars. I highly recommend anyone to give this a read."

Summary

Best What are the best epic poetry by Americans
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1OmerosBooks 30 Paid
2The BridgeBooks 25 Paid
3John Brown's BodyBooks 24 Paid
4The Cantos of Ezra PoundBooks 21 Paid
5The Descent of AletteBooks 19 Paid
6"A"Books 16 Paid
7After the Lost WarBooks 15 Paid
8Chief Joseph Of The Nez PerceBooks 12 Paid
9Ark Other 10 Paid
10GenesisBooks 8 Paid
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